In the Digital World, anybody can write pretty much anything and have it be noticed. Even so, this one jumped up and shouted, “Hey, look at me!”
From Clay Cunningham of the Bleacher Report comes this offering: “Why the Atlanta Falcons are the frontrunners of the NFC.”
Not the NFC South. The whole NFC.
Cunningham’s key paragraph:
“This team reminds me a bit of the 2006 Bears, in the sense they came out of nowhere the year before and just needed an extra year’s boost to elevate themselves to an elite level. I predicted a Super Bowl appearance [albeit a biased one] then, and with the addition of Tony Gonzalez and an improved defense, I’m calling it for this Atlanta squad.”
A year ago the Sporting News picked the Falcons to finish 1-15. Now we’re seeing a summer in which the same club has been the subject of every sort of gushing:
I, being the ultimate contrarian, am taking all these raves as a very bad sign. And I’m starting to wonder if I’m alone. So I spoke with the man who owns the Falcons, and if you click here you’ll discover whether Arthur M. Blank is as skittish as I am.