A bad team that was just barely above mediocre when their dog slaughtering franchise quarterback was scrambling for five yard losses and committing unforced errors. Owners of one of the most disastrous offseasons in recent NFL history, they now have a stable of quarterbacks which includes first round bust Joey Harrington and Jacksonville castaway Byron Leftwich to choose from.
Now that Michael Vick wears his soap around his neck, most of their infamously stupid, arrogant fans have crawled back into the woodwork and would rather talk about the Hawks or Thrashers these days. Despite the outspoken nature of their especially annoying followers (the few that remain post-Vick), fan support has never been one of their strong suits, as one of their games was blacked out recently and entire sections of seats sat empty in their 2007 home opener against the Carolina Panthers. They also like to talk up every scrub and practice squad signing as if they're all Pro Bowlers waiting to happen. An unhealthy obsession with trying to tear down non-Falcon NFC South players that are far superior to anyone on their roster (Steve Smith, Drew Brees, Jake Delhomme, Marques Colston, Reggie Bush, Will Smith, Charles Grant, Julius Peppers, Kris Jenkins, etc.) is also common.
Their recent exploits of note include Michael Vick flipping off his own fans after a home loss to the Saints and a loss to Carolina in which the Panthers repeatedly direct snapped to running back DeAngelo Williams and attempted only seven passes. In Vick's absence, overrated and overpaid cornerback DeAngelo Hall has gladly stepped up to continue Vick's legacy of stupidity, amassing massive fines and costly game-changing penalties.
Easily the most hated team in the NFC South, Saints, Bucs, and Panthers fans can all agree on their mutual dislike of the Falcons and their fans.
The NFC South has three NFL teams-Bucs, Panthers, Saints-and one CFL team-the Falcons.
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