Joey Harrington has never won more than 6 games as a starter in a season, but I don't think we should be content with 5 or 6 wins this year.
Although I certainly wouldn't put money on it, I think this is a team that could challenge for a wildcard spot. Despite what everyone says, we don't lack talent. We just lack production. Our talented guys aren't producing, and I think we shouldn't settle for another lackluster year, esp. from our WRs, OL, and defense.
We are old in certain areas, but our older vets aren't bad players. Gandy, Weiner, Brooking, Coleman, Jackson, Milloy, Dunn, Horn, etc. are all players that can still contribute. Almost all of those guys could be starting on many if not most NFL teams.
We have talented young guys that just need to step up: Jenkins, Roddy, Norwood, DeAngelo, Boley, Jimmy Williams, Jamaal Anderson, etc. Probably only one of those guys is capable of playing at a Pro Bowl level, but we don't need Pro Bowls, we need consistent contributions.
I expect the Falcons to be competitive throughout most of the year. It won't surprise me if the team only wins 5 or so games, but I expect
to be close and competitive in double that many games. I don't expect to see a bunch of games like we did last year in which we knew the game was over by halftime or midway thru the 3rd quarter. I think the dropoff between Harrington and Vick can be boiled down to that Harrington is just not the playmaker Vick is/can be, in that when the game is close late, Vick can come up with a much needed play, while Harrington will tend to come up short.