Long after the 2013 season is over, all we'll remember about this Falcons team will be images, moments and that damnable losing record. The question is, what will stand out?
I turned to Twitter to collect some answers. My question was, in essence, what stood out from 2013? Was it the draft, Mike Johnson's training camp injury or a moment from the season itself? Or is it the entire season as one long, painful memory? I got a ton of responses, and I'll share some of them with you here.
@TheFalcoholic Worrilow kick pass to Spoon for the pick six.— Chipper Jones' Knees (@Chippers_Knees) December 19, 2013
@TheFalcoholic Julio's last catch of the season. We lost him and we lost a game we needed. Sick catch though.— chris biewer (@chrisreanimated) December 19, 2013
@TheFalcoholic All the alcohol.— Jenna Bannister (@JennaEarwood) December 19, 2013
@TheFalcoholic A couple of dinners I had in New Orleans before the season started.— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzAJC) December 19, 2013
@TheFalcoholic Still replaying last year in my head, Dave.— Cody (@matt2julio) December 19, 2013
@TheFalcoholic Jackson drops a pass in New Orleans, Harry fumbled a punt in Miami. Wins become losses and a season goes south.— Tim Bryant (@timbonole) December 19, 2013
@TheFalcoholic Honestly, all I'll remember about this season is Julio exploding his foot AND STILL MAKING PLAYS SON.— Bearded Wonder (@HisDudeness88) December 19, 2013
For me, this season is Julio Jones' injury. The Falcons were heading for a mediocre season even with Jones, but seeing a receiver like Jones operating at the height of his powers lost because he broke a screw in his foot seems to me to be an apt summation of what went wrong here. So much promise, unfulfilled because of injuries and mistakes.
What will you remember about this year when we turn our calendars over to 2014?