Atlanta Falcons fans don't temper their expectations. Back to back losing seasons? Check. A new head coach? Check. Suspect drafting leaving the team with inadequate depth? Check.
Even with all the barriers the Falcons faced heading into 2015, their fans wanted wins. It's not atypical, most fans want their team to win. But from an objective standpoint, a Falcons playoff run may be farther off than we'd like. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being those teams that are very close to being Super Bowl contenders), they gave us a 4. Vaughn McClure had this to say:
Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons still have some major rebuilding to do in order to get the roster to compete with a difficult 2016 schedule, let alone compete for a Super Bowl. Getting a secondary receiving threat opposite Julio Jones, bolstering the interior of the offensive line and adding playmakers on the defensive line and at linebacker could help the cause, but that likely can't all be fixed in one year.
I think they're underestimating the Falcons, but not by much. McClure's assessment is fairly accurate. We can arguably compete by addressing just the most pressing concerns, namely pass rush and interior blocking. I do think that would be enough. Your thoughts?