Chris Hope knows what a Super bowl champion looks like. Hope, who played on the Steelers team that won Super Bowl XL, seems to get that warm and fuzzy feeling with the Atlanta Falcons.
Hope has also seen many non Super Bowl teams as he played six years for the Titans, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he believes he can be on another Super Bowl winner in Atlanta.
The Falcon has been on the rise since the arrival of Tom Dimitroff, Matt Ryan, and Michael Turner.
The Falcons gave Roddy White the bookend wide out to keep double teams off of him in Julio Jones. The 2012 off-season saw the Falcons bolster their young secondary by trading for ball hawk Asante Samuel to go along with their young corners Dunta Robinson, Brent Grimes, creating a very talented group of playmakers.
Hope and Samuel bring that championship presence, the guy who will say: “This is how we have to do it to get there.”
Hope thinks he can be the final piece of the Falcons puzzle, stating:
“The safeties that they’ve had the last few years are real good and they are young. With my leadership and my veteran experience, I can just come in and help them out with whatever I can. I feel like I can still play at a high-level. But again, I’ll just do whatever they ask me to do.”