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Following Matt Ryan trade, Atlanta Falcons rebuild is chance to win back fans

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If you walk into any local Atlanta establishment, there is a good chance the Atlanta Falcons are a topic of conversation. The dialogue varies each day, but the main question remains the same. "What’s up with those darn Falcons?" It is a simple question that masks deeply rooted pain among the fan base. For much of the last decade, the Falcons have been haunted by ghosts of the past. "Once they prove they can win and not blow colossal leads on the regular, then they'll win the fan base back," Falcons fan Damian Reynolds told USA TODAY Sports+. "As the cliché goes: 'Gotta see it to believe it.'