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The Scale of Falconliness: Dan Reeves

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Who's the ultimate Falcon? And who's the ultimate anti-Falcon? That's what we're going to find out with our summer project: the Scale of Falconliness. We'll rate former Falcons on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most Falconly.

By request of Dave himself, it's time to give the once-over to the second head coach in our series.

Dan Reeves, Head Coach (1997 - 2003)

Falconly Unfalconly

  • 1998. (This should count for about four items on this side of the list.)
  • Read this.
  • Coached more Falcons games than anybody else.
  • Winningest Falcons coach ever.
  • Winning coach for half of franchise's all-time postseason wins.
  • Born in Rome, Georgia.
  • Left the team like a man, refusing to be a lame duck for three games.
  • 2002 playoff win in Green Bay.
  • Played in the NFL for eight years, once leading the league in scrimmage touchdowns.
  • Still active in Atlanta radio.
  • Told Jerry Jones to take this job and shove it.
  • Helped start up Georgia State's football program.
  • Did not flee for Arkansas twenty minutes after arriving.

  • Coached the Broncos for five more years than he did the Falcons.
  • Reached the Super Bowl three times with the Broncos.
  • Also coached the Giants for four years.
  • Had a better winning percentage with both the Giants and Broncos than with the Falcons.
  • Worked in the Cowboys front office for seven years.
  • Played eight years for the Cowboys.
  • Frequent painfully conservative personnel decisions.

Current standings after the jump: