The Atlanta Falcons, a common preseason pick to win the Super Bowl, have struggled early on in the season, chalking up a mediocre record of 2-3.
Something's amiss in Atlanta as the 13-3 record of last season is now a distant thought in players' minds. Right now, the Falcons just hope to keep their head above water and go .500 through the first six games of the season.
The bottom line is that the players haven't measured up to the lofty expectations bestowed upon them in the preseason. Thomas Dimitroff has done a spectacular job of assembling the pieces to make this team a championship contender. The current issue is that those pieces, some more expensive than others, aren't performing as well as they should be.
Here are four Falcons who are struggling to produce this season.