Atlanta Falcons, Time To Give Up The Super Bowl Talk ?

Frank SpartiCorrespondent IIAugust 20, 2010

ATLANTA - AUGUST 13:  Sean Weatherspoon #56 of the Atlanta Falcons against the Kansas City Chiefs at Georgia Dome on August 13, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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     It is pretty clear that everyone expected more from the Falcons Thursday Night against the New England Patriots, but they didn't get it!The only real bright spot was Kroy Biermann's exceptional play. He has the same motor as Patrick Kerney and his future looks very bright indeed.

     Sean Weatherspoon looked "lost in space". He reacted late and took bad angles. I sure hope he was just overwhelmed with information and that kept him from playing fast and smart.

     Michael Turner did not have the speed nor the "move the pile" strength that he showed two years ago. Despite all the talk that he is not fat this year so he will be great like 2008.

     Matt Bryant has the leg strength but he can't kick the ball between the uprights. Why can't he make the adjustments and the start making the field goals?

     The defensive backs looked pathetic. Chevis Jackson on Wes Welker sure made Welkers return earn headlines. Missed tackles and bumping into each other helped the Patriots look like a formidable running team.

     I know it was only the second preseason game but it sure did not impress or even give hope for a Super Bowl run. Please quit the talk and put it on film as they say.  I know there were nine players out but if their absence caused such a drop off in ability to run with a team like the Patriots, then Atlanta is in for a long season.