Originally written on cover32 - Falcons  |  Last updated 8/4/14
Tis the season for optimism. From coast to coast, city to city, every NFL team currently feels like 2014 is going to be successful; as they grind their way through training camp, each is convinced that this is the year the franchise takes the next step. Reports coming out of camps support these positive vibes. It’s nothing but stories about more efficient offenses, coupled with faster, stronger, tougher defenses; there’s nary a word about teams looking sluggish or subpar in any phase of the game. Of course, not all of these stories are true; for every team that improves this season, there will be an equal number of teams that regress. But each NFL franchise has reason for optimism; in pro football more than any other sport, hope continually springs eternal. Why should each team feel good about their chances in 2014? To see the reason why this season will be “successful” for each franchise – a measurement that is different from organization to organization, CLICK HERE. You may also be interested in:Why the 2014 Atlanta Falcons are the biggest dark horse in the entire NFLVIDEO: Atlanta Falcons rookie Jake Matthews is an immovable objectAtlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan ranked 10th best in NFL…
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