Post by CMF Newsman on Jan 12, 2012 6:39:19 GMT -5
Today, we say goodbye to the 2011/2012 Atlanta Falcons, a team that was good, but a team that should've been better than just "good."
The Falcons were so confident that they were close to being legitimate title contenders that they sacrificed five draft picks to land Julio Jones, who they felt was the one missing piece to their offensive puzzle. And Jones performed just fine for a rookie.
In fact, the whole offense was fine. Matt Ryan was fine, Michael Turner was fine, Roddy White was fine. The problem with all of this is that the Falcons weren't envisioning "fine" ‒ they envisioned their offense performing at a Green Bay or New Orleans-type level. They weren't that.
Now, the question becomes, does this team need to add just a couple more pieces, or do they need to swing a bigger wrecking ball?