and my stance is when you get to the playoffs the Best Qb usually wins...Then again you need a great pass rush and we don't have it
I don't think that's true.
Every game from here on in will be a playoff game for me......I mean the steaks are huge tomorrow.
I'm saying we're in the wildcard hunt right now; and folks should appreciate it....BnB and I have seen us mathematically out of the hunt by mid October; (and many of you have too,) so Count Your Blessings; and please don't decide what will happen until it happens!!
Superbowl or bust in a bad spot to be in when you have no control; as is every other hope..... I want that little extra too, but my experiences have shown me you can get to the Super Bowl if you get hot at the right time. Its like we're at a restaurant and are just prying the cooks and managers and servers are all on cue. I get it, but regardless if your young or old; it doesn't happen on our time table; and I'm just sharing how I get excited about it right now!!
Sorry Cyril, I'm just not wired that way. I can't simply turn off my brain and enjoy the ride.
My problem is that I can no longer sit idly by and accept mediocrity because I believe it's part of a long-term process that will get the team to where it wants to be. In 2009 and 2010, I was relatively content with the fact that the Falcons were probably not going to be the team left standing at the end, because I know it takes time to build championship-caliber teams and I thought this team was on the right path to doing that.
But I no longer think that, mainly because of the poor decisions IMO this team has made in the last 7 months that not only hurt them this year, but IMO will hurt them in future seasons as well. And now I look at this team and see a pattern of questionable decisions that if they continue to make will ALWAYS keep them from being that last team standing.
At the end of the 2010 season, I was thinking, "Man, this is only the beginning..." and now I'm thinking, "Man, it might not get any better than that, and that is truly a shame." I don't want to look back 5 years from now and be thinking that the 2010 team was the best team we had, like was the case 5 years after the 1998 season. And IMO, the main reason for that under Reeves because of poor personnel moves. I don't want to see the Falcons fall into that trap, and that's what I'm starting to see.
IMHO, the Falcons did it the right way from 2008-10 because they had a young, developing QB and built around a physical running game. But after the 2010, they should have made the move to build more around their QB, and they did not. They just kept doing what they were doing. Now, they could make that move after this season, and all would not be lost. But IMO, until they make that move (and trading 4 picks for a No. 2 WR is not that move), then we're always going to be talking about a team that is on the bubble that "doesn't seem Super Bowl bound."