Atlanta Falcons football in 2020 will help the city of Atlanta is many ways.
There is no way to sugarcoat it Atlanta Falcons fans, 2020 has been an infamous year so far after two quarters. We are living in a new world with a new normal during these unprecedented times. With all that has transpired throughout the world and in the city of Atlanta in 2020, a diversion and a sense of normalcy will be a welcome edition.
Atlanta Falcons football will help to create a diversion every Sunday for Falcons fans alike. It will be a respite from the difficulties people are dealing with in their lives from a global pandemic to racial and social injustice.
Playing football is what the Falcons do as professional athletes and entertainers. It is their livelihood, part of their DNA, and is what they love to do.
It is an opportunity for Falcons players to help in the healing process. With no sports to watch in over three months, the thought of watching an Atlanta Falcons football game on Sunday will be a huge consolation, especially with a winning season and making the playoffs.
Players are human and have been affected as much as the average, regular football fan. There is no doubt that Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and Todd Gurley (and every other Falcons player) are chomping at the bit to return to their normal, routine-like football lives, both from an offseason and in-season perspective.
The 2020 NFL draft was a major sense of relief for Falcons fans during the early stages of the pandemic. It created a buzz and a sense of excitement, even though some think drafting cornerback A.J. Terrell with the 16th pick in the first round was a bit of a reach.
Prior to the draft, new uniform unveiling fueled new life and excitement into a franchise that was in dire need of a new look. Regardless of whether Atlanta Falcons football fans like the look of the new uniforms, the staleness of the previous look was tangible.
Even without fans in stadiums throughout the league during games in 2020, Falcons fans alike will both welcome and take it. Even with a different look on the sidelines, in the locker room and group celebrations after touchdowns, Falcons fans will take it too, as it is better than the alternative, which is having no football at all.
There is a lot of excitement in the air with high expectations for Atlanta Falcons football in 2020. The Falcons should have a high-powered offense and are capable of putting up record numbers.
The bottom line is, Falcons fans get to watch football every Sunday. Even though it will be in empty stadiums with social distancing rules strongly enforced on the field and in the locker room for players and the coaching staff, we will accept it as it will help the city in the overall healing process.
This is the new norm whether we like it or not. Any Atlanta Falcons football is better than no football at all.