Flowery Branch – Last week I thought the Falcons had looked kind of peaked (pronounced “peak-ed”), as we say in Kentucky, against the Lions. This week I’m thinking they looked almost too good (the starters, at least) against the Rams. The point being: I’m going to find something to sweat even if I have to stay up all night to find it.
I’ll admit: This never-consecutive-winning-seasons deal has gotten me all a-twitter. (As we say on Twitter.) I’m afraid they won’t be ready. I’m concerned they’ll peak — not to be confused with looking peaked — too soon. I half-expect the starting cornerbacks for Game 1 to be Bruce Pickens and Charles Dimry.
In its final “Letter from Camp,” USA Today leads with the no-consecutive-winning-seasons thing. Jarrett Bell calls it “one of the weirdest factoids in all of sports,” and I wouldn’t disagree. But here’s what I want to know. Why were the Falcons the last of the 32 letters? Does the Nation’s Newspaper know something we don’t?
I’m here today to focus on the Falcons’ offense, which I think should be really good. Which means, probably, it won’t make a first down all season. I am, as you’ve gathered, a bit confused. I’m expecting this team to be good. I’m also expecting the other shoe to drop. I am, as ever, a nervous wreck.