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4 Atlanta Falcons
Tim Layden
September 03, 2007
Can a season end before it's even begun? The best plan for these birds may be to get through this year and start fresh in '08
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September 03, 2007

4 Atlanta Falcons

Can a season end before it's even begun? The best plan for these birds may be to get through this year and start fresh in '08

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Games against playoff teams ... 5

ENEMY LINES

AN OPPOSING TEAM'S SCOUT SIZES UP THE FALCONS

> There's potential here for a big-time disaster. They could be really bad. . . . Look, we all know the history with college coaches coming into the league. Bobby Petrino is supposed to be a pretty sharp guy, but this is just a really hard thing to do, especially in this situation. . . . Joey Harrington can't get it done. Look at his record. And they've got nothing behind him. . . . Of course, Alge Crumpler is a stud at tight end. On the other side DeAngelo Hall and Keith Brooking are great players, period. John Abraham is supposed to be a great player, but he's basically a nickel pass rusher who's full of himself and gets hurt a lot. . . . This looks like a team that needs everything to break just right in order to go 5-11. And they'll probably be worse than that.

THE KING 500

Kynan Forney

> GUARD

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Late in camp, the 6' 3", 307-pound Forney shed his sweat-drenched uniform and, eager to get home, proclaimed, "My legs are heading south for I-85." It's best he keep those legs fresh, because the O-line must quickly assimilate coach Bobby Petrino's audible-rich offense. "When we get it down," Forney says, "defenses won't be able to tee off on us, because we change everything."

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