3 Things the Atlanta Falcons learned in week two loss to Rams
By Nick Halden
1. The Atlanta Falcons won’t quit this season
If the Atlanta Falcons won’t let go of the rope down 28-3 on the road against the defending Super Bowl champs this team isn’t going to quit this season. They showed that they believe in their coaching staff and are fighting to change the culture in Atlanta playing hard regardless of the score. This isn’t something you could always say for the Falcons over the last five years. Their effort and clutch plays late gave reason to believe this coaching staff does have the team pointed in the right direction.
Atlanta was helped by a Cooper Kupp fumble and a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown. However, these plays happened not by chance but because Atlanta was still playing with the same effort and energy late despite getting destroyed for three quarters.
It is this energy and effort that is going to make this team interesting to watch even if it doesn’t result in as many wins as fans may hope. More than one team is going to get surprised by Atlanta’s effort and willingness to take risks this season. The question isn’t if this young Falcons team is going to have surprise leads this season but if they can learn to hold onto them and learn to finish games?