Atlanta Falcons will kick off their season Sunday at 1:00 pm against the Seahawks.
It’s officially time to get excited about the return of Atlanta Falcons football. The Atlanta Falcons haven’t played a game in 2020 and let’s be real, it’s been a helluva nine months since they last did.
Back when life was much simpler and we still had the Black Mamba and Black Panther with us, most Falcons fans focus was solely on why Vic Beasley was still on the team, was Takk McKinley a bust, and how much longer would Dan Quinn actually get to stick around. It was also a joyous but frustrating second half of the season as the Falcons went 6-2 beating the likes of the Saints and 49ers on the road.
And then we could just wonder, where was this performance over the first half of the year. But the Falcons answered a lot of questions during this offseason. They went out and got Dante Fowler Jr. to sure up their pass rush, Dan Quinn officially relinquished duties as the defensive coordinator, and they brought Todd Gurley back home to hopefully breathe life into a dormant run game.
Not to mention, they used their first-round pick on AJ Terrell. But we also got plenty of highlights of Calvin Ridley absolutely snatching ankles with his route running. Maybe biggest of all, the Falcons didn’t overpay to keep Austin Hooper and let him walk to the AFC North, meaning they won’t have to see him again for some time.
That offseason should get you excited as Sunday approaches. The Falcons will have a formidable team to test their newfound weapons against in Seattle. Sure, there won’t be fans but that means you can save your money on tickets, get a new, crisp jersey, and watch from the safety of your home.
This won’t be a typical season by any means and let’s not downplay that. We are going to learn a lot about the Brotherhood and what this team is made of. But Blogging Dirty is glad you’ve made it through 2020 so far, and we hope you do throughout this season. So over these next few days, dust off the jersey, get out the good luck charms and get ready for Atlanta Falcons football.