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No Super Bowl hangover: 57 players stay after practice to work with coaches

We have been on the lookout for a sign the team is struggling to bounce back from Kyle Shanahan’s inopportune play calling. We haven’t found anything yet.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins
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The biggest storyline for the Atlanta Falcons this season will be if they can bounce back from the loss to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. And oh man, what a loss that was.

Some recent teams have had a pretty tough hangover from the Super Bowl, both winners and losers. The Carolina Panthers went from an almost unbeatable juggernaut to a broken trash can of a professional franchise. Some Denver Broncos players said they mailed it in after their win, and followed up with a mediocre season.

What are the Atlanta Falcons up to?

Putting in that extra work. I have said it before, but I really believe Dan Quinn is the type of coach that can get the team over that loss. He is exactly the type of coach that could turn that loss into motivation, and have players voluntarily stick around to do even more work in the Georgia heat.

Klemko notes how different this is than other places.

Not that the Bucs or the Jaguars are a good measuring stick for success, it helps display that there really is something different about this team. Hopefully the extra conditioning helps in the 4th quarter.