NFL.com has no faith in the Atlanta Falcons this season
The Atlanta Falcons are in their transition period after they have cleared their roster of many big contracts over the past year-plus, but they also are not going to give in and tank, they hope to be competitive while they build their roster to fit what they want.
However, the media has not given them much of a chance and routinely have called them “the worst roster in the NFL” for whatever it is worth.
NFL.com joins the party of media outlets that have extremely low expectations for the Atlanta Falcons
Adam Schein put together his rankings of the nine teams most likely to end their playoff drought, and the Falcons were not ranked highly, to say the least.
Out of the nine teams on the list, the Falcons were ranked as the ninth most likely team to break their playoff drought, and for the Falcons it has been four seasons since their last playoff berth.
For the first three teams, you can certainly understand why they place above the Falcons, as the Chargers, Dolphins, and Broncos are all very talented teams. But past that the list becomes very questionable.
The Jaguars are next and they are receiving a good amount of hype. They have a new head coach who won a Super Bowl with Nick Foles and an extremely talented young quarterback in Trevor Lawrence. That is a good duo to have but they are still unproven and have numerous positions that are lacking, although they do have a lot of young talent.
But then there is an inconsistency because the Jets are in the same boat but are ranked eighth, but that is another story.
The three teams that Falcons fans should have a problem with when it comes to ranking higher up is the Giants, Lions, and Panthers who are fifth, sixth, and seventh on the list, respectively.
The Giants have Daniel Jones at the helm of an offense that is underwhelming and the same can be said about their defense.
The Lions improved last year but they still have Jared Goff as their quarterback while also having a majority of other issues. Then the Panthers are even worse, they have Sam Darnold who will throw a game away by himself, an injury-prone Christian McCaffrey, and a leaky offensive line among other problems.
But whatever, the media does not go out and win the games, Atlanta can go and prove everyone wrong, or at the very least prove they are better than the Panthers and Lions.