Posted July 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
Comments on the Atlanta Falcons by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses): ATLANTA FALCONS (13) John Lynch (Fox Sports, 7): A model organization from Arthur Blank to Mike Smith to Matt Ryan on down, and it now has to man up in playoffs. Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 8): Falcons are hoping change of offensive and defensive coordinators leads to first playoff win under head coach Mike Smith. Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 10): Bounty scandal means Falcons move to top of division. Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 10): Wait continues on QBs Matt Ryan of Falcons and Joe Flacco of Ravens to elevate their teams from playoff to Super Bowl contenders. Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 10): Have no problem winning in regular season (43 victories over four years). Can they win in postseason with their pass rush and pass protection? Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 11): Falcons will improve on D with Mike Nolan at helm. Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 11): That sea...
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