Three reasons why Falcons receiver’s claim isn’t crazy
By Joe Carlino
Reason Three: Eternal Optimism
Leave this one until the end because it’s the most farfetched, right? Of course, it is; who could possibly think the Falcons will be good in 2022? Rather, who thinks the Falcons will be any decent within the rest of this DECADE?
This would fall under the category of eternal optimism or trying to see the good in a world full of darkness. It’s clear that the Falcons’ outlook is troubling right now; no set quarterback, an offensive line full of holes, unproven receiving corps, terrible pass rush, rumors of certain players’ heart, the list goes on.
So, to many “outsiders” of our team, while it’s easy for them to pile on, it’s another thing when it’s the home team. They want to talk about our attendance numbers, yet the Falcons averaged a middle-of-the-pack number through the 7-10 campaign, which actually was better than Tampa Bay and Cincinnati, who made the playoffs. Furthermore, they always want to use photos of “20 minutes prior to kickoff” for our empty seats in the Benz, yet there’s always a good majority who are experiencing the stadium for the first time; they want to see everything that’s great, and if we’re being honest, it’s hard to find anything negative that’s not on-field related.
Folks, it’s very simple: if you’re what is referred to as an “eternal optimist”, it’s not bad. In fact, yours truly is considered one. Being part of the majority is sometimes okay, but there are times when, through thick and thin, the support of us diehard fans is what really helps push the team over the finish line.
Eventually, the Falcons’ time will come for that final stretch through the tape. Maybe it will happen in 2022.