At least, according to NFL.com’s Adam Schein.
In Schein’s latest column, he lists the Super Bowl contenders and frauds. Joining Atlanta as frauds are Baltimore, Chicago, and Houston.
He had this to say about Atlanta:
“I credit corner Dunta Robinson for telling us on the SiriusXM Blitz that he understood the skepticism and the doubters. The Falcons knows they need to win in January to silence the haters. I just don’t think they are capable. The Carolina Panthers debacle was alarming. A game like that was a long time coming. San Francisco, Green Bay, and the Giants would suffocate Atlanta in the postseason. I think the Seattle Seahawks, with their great defense, power run game and wise-beyond-his-years quarterback, also could win in the Georgia Dome. No matter who they play in the playoffs, the Falcons will fall short in key matchup areas of quarterback play, defense, head coach and confidence.”
After the loss to Carolina, Tony Gonzalez said he could hear people getting off the bandwagon.
Apparently, Schein was one of those people.