FLOWERY BRANCH – Minutes after the 30-20 loss to Carolina, tight end Tony Gonzalez admitted to hearing things.
What he heard was people jumping off the Falcons’ bandwagon.
But some folks have clearly never been sold on the team tied for the best record in the league and the only NFC team that has a playoff berth wrapped up.
NFL.com columnist Adam Schein wrote a column trying to separate the Super Bowl XLVII contenders from the pretenders.
The Falcons, Houston, Baltimore and Chicago fall into his pretenders group.
The Falcons and the Texans share the best record in the league at 11-2 and are trying to earn the No. 1 seed in the NFC and AFC respectively.
Baltimore just fired its offensive coordinator Cam Cameron after losing to Washington. Chicago got worked out by Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings.
He called the Falcons ‘Super Bowl Frauds, contended that Russell Wilson rookie was better than Matt Ryan, that Mike Smith can’t coach, the defense stinks and they don’t have any confidence.
Here’s want he wrote about the Falcons:
I credit corner Dunta Robinson for telling us on the SiriusXM Blitz that he understood the skepticism and the doubters. The Falcons knows they need to win in January to silence the haters. I just don’t think they are capable. The Carolina Panthers debacle was alarming. A game like that was a long time coming. San Francisco, Green Bay, and the Giants would suffocate Atlanta in the postseason. I think the Seattle Seahawks, with their great defense, power run game and wise-beyond-his-years quarterback, also could win in the Georgia Dome. No matter who they play in the playoffs, the Falcons will fall short in key matchup areas of quarterback play, defense, head coach and confidence.
Are the Falcons the real deal or frauds as Mr. Schein suggests?
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