How would you rate the Falcons’ performance?

Time for the report card on the Falcons’ effort Sunday against the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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60-39-5 30-24

January 3rd, 2010
4:11 pm

60-39-5 30-24

January 3rd, 2010
4:12 pm

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January 3rd, 2010
4:12 pm

wcj

January 3rd, 2010
4:13 pm

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wcj

January 3rd, 2010
4:17 pm

back-to-back winning seasons, well it is a start. maybe the falcons have turned the corner. we will see next seaon.

longtimer

January 3rd, 2010
4:41 pm

if we can get a kicker to stay healthy and a corner taller than 5′9″ we should be fine

TR

January 3rd, 2010
4:42 pm

Matt Ryan has a LOT of growing to do. I know many of you love to smell his farts, but he is young and does NOT go through his progressions (which was evident when he threw to a covered Tony Gonzalez).

So the back-to-back winning season monkey is off of the Falcon’s backs. Thank God we don’t have to listen to Fox and ESPN talk about it anymore.

Now let’s go and get another RB to replace Norwood, a DE that can replace Abraham, a DT to complement Babineaux, better OLinemen, and a WR to replace Finneran.

dekalbdawg

January 3rd, 2010
4:43 pm

I am pleased with the direction the falcons are traveling! Next year we have a real chance to make some noise provided we make some small additions! Please cut Chris Houston! We have our corners! Grimes and Owens plus Hill and a No 1 Draft pick(corner) should do it. we need two more Linemen and another Wide Reciever!

TR

January 3rd, 2010
4:44 pm

Oh and I forgot faster LBs to replace Peterson and Nicholas. That should do it!

Not a Falcons fan

January 3rd, 2010
4:46 pm

You Falcon fans are so funny. After 43 years, you finally have back to back winning seasons. You act like no other team in NFL history has ever done it. The Falcons are the first to do it. Why not get t-shirts and hats made up saying Back to Back winning seasons. Have a parade. Try winning back to back Super Bowls, two times. Have 6 Super Bowl wins. The Falcons are STILL LOSERS. Don’t start the hype the Falcons will win “NEXT” year’s Super Bowl. The Falcons will NEVER win a Super Bowl.

A. W.

January 3rd, 2010
4:46 pm

We need to tach the DBs to look back for the ball !!!!!!!

A. W.

January 3rd, 2010
4:47 pm

I meant to say we need to “teach” the DBs to look back for the ball !!!! It’s hard for me to even type it !

TR

January 3rd, 2010
4:47 pm

Not a Falcons fan…got back to your mom’s tit son!

TR

January 3rd, 2010
4:49 pm

Not a Falcons Fan…you bum. Get a life and get off of this site! Loser.

Not a Falcons fan

January 3rd, 2010
4:50 pm

Hey TR The Falcons are LOSERS. They don’t have any winning history. Only Losing.

TR

January 3rd, 2010
4:52 pm

Not a Falcons Fan…why are you here? Evidently to hate on the Falcons. If you don’t like the team go find another. If you have another team that you like…then you’re even more pathetic than I thought.

Sid

January 3rd, 2010
5:00 pm

The Falcons will be in the 2011 Super Bowl……………

Congrats on gettin’ rid of the monkey, the hex is over………

Randy_O

January 3rd, 2010
5:05 pm

I am so glad to see our team end on such a high note!!! Looking to the future this team is a contender. The defense is looking good and teams will have to take us seriously. A strong free agency and draft and we will have a third back to back winning season and a shot at the play offs.

Great work Mr Blank, Coach Smith and then team, you have certainly done yourselves and your fans proud!!

Not a Falcons fan

January 3rd, 2010
5:08 pm

I do like a team. They have 6 Super Bowl wins. Counting this year they have back to back to back winning seasons. Plus a Super Bowl win.

Big Daddy

January 3rd, 2010
5:10 pm

I am proud of the Falcons for having overcome the injuries and tough schedule to land where they are. I am disappointed we could not have had a better season but with the picks we have and having the others get back healthy, I am optimistic that next year will be even better. The parity in the league this year is amazing. With so many teams eligible and fighting to the end to get playoffs berth almost everyone, at the beginning of the season must believe they have a chance to win. Hey, “Not a Falcons Fan”, if you don’t like it here, why don’t you leave. You are taking up space and air for someone who wants to be here.

FalconsFan

January 3rd, 2010
5:13 pm

Not A…

Your awesome team is about to miss the Playoffs after winning the Super Bowl.. yuck.

ME

January 3rd, 2010
5:15 pm

TWENTY FIRST!

Atl Resident

January 3rd, 2010
5:18 pm

Well……we got winning back to back seasons and we all hyped up, but to be real about it all who out there really cares?

Not Disappointed

January 3rd, 2010
5:19 pm

Falcons have something to look forward to in the up coming year. Go Falcons!

Sid

January 3rd, 2010
5:28 pm

Randy_O

January 3rd, 2010
5:05 pm
I agree 100% on your winning season’s continuation prediction. This team is headed toward not just respectability but I see eventually an organization whose name becomes synonymous with dynasty.

I think some key components will come together next year, we get our IR rookies back, Matt Ryan with more experience, a healthy Turner. We should do well in the draft, probably a defensive back but I hope we take a look at the O line.

The schedule for next year s already easier, now if we can just get the NFL to quit screwing us on playing all the teams coming off their bye week.

I sincerely believe we will be in the 2011 Super Bowl, that’s next year baby!!!

jim

January 3rd, 2010
5:31 pm

Proud of the Falcons. Back to back winning seasons is a real start. Keep it up guys and looking forward to next year!

ToccoaBird

January 3rd, 2010
5:45 pm

Falcons haters hate us because we didn’t make the playoffs and we still like our coaches and team. Get use to it that’s the way it is at the top.

Jason

January 3rd, 2010
5:56 pm

Not A,

I bet you’re a big Yankees, Celtics, and Crimson Tide fan too. You’re hardly ruining anybody’s day, by the way.

Enjoy it, Falcons fans!

TR

January 3rd, 2010
6:27 pm

Not a Falcons Fan…just like a thought…a silly little kid hating to see the Falcons celebrate for having back to back winning seasons. No adult in their right mind would come on another opponent’s blog and try and rain on their fans’ parade unless they are just jealous of where the Falcons are headed. Your team may have had six SBs and back to back winning seasons, but you’re team is headed down. They have the same record as we do and are still in the playoff hunt? What does that say about the AFC teams? Go get ready for school in the morning.

Rocket20

January 3rd, 2010
6:35 pm

It feels good getting a real win and playing a good smash mouth game. Can’t wait till September 2010 to get going. Very proud of what these birds have shown. Get to start our super bowl run with Tony’s 1000th record catch. Boy that sounds lke a fun time on it’s way. See ya next year.
Go you dirty bird’s

THE GHOST OF UGA V11

January 3rd, 2010
6:35 pm

TR we dont need to replace finneran nor do we need to replace norwood you ass.

W.A.

January 3rd, 2010
6:42 pm

TWENTY-EIGHT!

Plough

January 3rd, 2010
6:50 pm

Nicely done, W.A. No one ever celebrates 28 the way it should be done.

Plough

January 3rd, 2010
6:51 pm

(Although it could be that numbers above 12 give most people problems.)

TR

January 3rd, 2010
7:17 pm

Ghost of UGA…you’re the ass buddy! LOL If you think Norwood is a RB you’re on crack and I have always been high on Finn, but his days have come and gone. We need young legs at WR and a RB who can run with some authority–that’s not Norwood my friend. I should have figured some clueless remark with come from someone claiming UGA. LOL…u r funny my friend.

TR

January 3rd, 2010
7:18 pm

oops…meant “would” instead of “with”. That’s for my Ghost of UGA friend. :)

halimaw

January 3rd, 2010
7:28 pm

Keep Norwood! Babineaux is a great PLAYER, but he may end up suspended so he cannot be counted on! We do need help on BOTH sides of the line! Matt Ryan has a 84.5 career quarterback rating. Here is a few other examples… Roger Staubach – 83.4, Sonny Jurgensen 82.6, Troy Aikman 81.6, Randall Cunningham 81.5, Warren Moon 80.9, Bart Starr 80.5, Fran Tarkenton 80.4, John Elway 79.9, Johnny Unitas 78.2, Joe Theismann 77.4, Michael Vick 75.8, Steve Bartkowski 75.4, Eli Manning 73.4, Sammy Baugh 72.2, Terry Bradshaw 71.0…
Matt Ryan will be just fine. No amount of racist banter can obfuscate the facts!

Mr. Sorry

January 3rd, 2010
7:29 pm

How bout them Falcons? 44 years of no coaching staff being able to put two winning seasons together until now. Wow! I’m sure glad the Smith’s aren’t running the show anymore and Mora and his clown crew (see what they’re doing to Seattle) are gone. Now let’s get the oline and defensive side of the ball solidified in the off season. Oh yeah, TR I’m with you on Norwood.

Mr. Sorry

January 3rd, 2010
7:31 pm

That’s two as in two years in a row.

TR

January 3rd, 2010
7:36 pm

Halimaw…Norwood has got to go! He is the new Chris Chandler (always fragile and hurt), runs into the back of his own players, and has no vision of the field. I know what I see week in and week out with this guy. As far as that little “racial banter” comment I hope you were directing that to someone else. Matt Ryan has a LOT to work on once again. You can pull all the little stats out you want “Stat Boy” but stats are turning the ball over and making the wrong read. Hopefully, he’ll continue to get better. Maybe I’m just not as optimistic as some of you.

I'mJustSimplyAmazed

January 3rd, 2010
7:46 pm

You can’t be serious. Back-to-back winning seasons? Surely, you jest. It is in fact true? Wow, this franchise surely has had a miserable 44 years. The Falcons, management and their pathetic fans can claim a “moral victory” all they want. This is nothing to celebrate if you are a Falcon fan. Thank the Lord, I’m not! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This team has and will forever be regulated to average status. The players, coaches, and management will see to that. If having back-to-back winning seasons seems like success to you losers, then I feel awfully sorry for you. Wait a minute..not sorry..just LMAO at just how low your standards are..Arthur “Looks Like A Beaner” Blank should cut his losses and sell his pathetic and miserable franchise…

Mr. Sorry

January 3rd, 2010
8:26 pm

I’mJustSimplyAmazed…looks like it doesn’t take much to amaze you. Have B2B winning seasons is a step in the right direction for this franchise. Sorry all of us don’t choose teams that have long storied histories of winning already–as I’m sure you did. We root for the home team or because we have hopes that our team will one day be one of the top teams year in and year out in the NFL. I don’t understand why so many of you take time out of your day to criticize a team that you apparently could care less about? That’s the definition of a LOSER!

Not a falcon fan

January 3rd, 2010
8:35 pm

Sorry TR wrong again. Not a silly kid, but an adult that has seen the Falcons be losers for 44 years. You are the silly one thinking the Falcons are on the way up and Steelers going down. TR for 44 years there was big hype for the Falcons at the start of the season. But in the end, losers. I agree with I’mJustSimplyAmazed. If success is winning back to back winning seasons, have fun. Steelers success is 6 Super Bowls.

harleyman

January 3rd, 2010
8:41 pm

Thanks Falcons organization. Putting away the curse of no back to back winning seasons may not mean much to your everyday fair weather fan, but as a Falcon fan enduring 44 years of just plain ole bad football and bad luck, it means a lot to the true fans considering this team didn’t quit and finished in a great manner, overcoming the adversity of injuries, a rough schedule, and the fact that they could have rolled over after being eliminated from the playoffs. Twenty wins in two seasons since the overhaul is nothing to sneer at at. Continuing to build on what the organization has accomplished in the last two years makes one hopeful of the coming years. Great win today Falcons and thanks again.

harleyman

January 3rd, 2010
8:45 pm

Not a falcon fan . If your such a Pitt fan, go the f#%k to the Steeler board.

Sick & Tired Of Being Sick & Tired

January 3rd, 2010
8:46 pm

What amazes me as that the HATERS are harping on the Falcon’s record this year of 9 and 7, when there are several NFL teams heading to the playoffs with that exact same record simply because they are in a different conference.

So, those of us that are “REAL” Falcons fans are pleased that the team was able to have an overall winning season. We had hoped that they would have done better, but we can see that the team is headed in the right direction.

Like those who have made the comments before me….if you don’t like the Falcons then quit reading the AJC Falcons’ blogs and posting comments. Otherwise you’re simply a hater with NO LIFE…..Go Get One….and STFU!!!

Not a falcon fan

January 3rd, 2010
8:55 pm

Having to much fun here !!!!!!

Tell it like it is

January 3rd, 2010
8:57 pm

I’m proud of the falcons for having back to bach winning seasons but i still have an empty feeling because we did not make the playoffs.I thought the goal every year was to make the playoffs and hopefully the superbowl.i’ve never heard of a team celebrating back to back winning seasons.

Bad Karma

January 3rd, 2010
9:00 pm

Falcons are going in right direction inspite of what some of these posters have to say. How quickly some people have forgotten that idiot of a coach that bailed for Arkansas a mere two seasons ago. Defense needs some changes, some players did not earn their salary, Abraham for one, Peterson faded quickly, Houston seemed more clueless than anything. Babineaux and Weems will probably be somewhere else next year. Next season looks to be interesting.

harleyman

January 3rd, 2010
9:03 pm

Not a falcon fan . Must be a Newman.