Early Super Bowl LI Thoughts

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1- I think this is probably the best match-up we could have got out of the championship games. 

I know everyone is tired of the Patriots being in the big game but that just makes it much better to see them lose.  As a Redskins fan I have never had that fun since they have lost to the Giants.  It’s good to see a new team going to Houston and not someone like the Seahawks again.  The Falcons are very deserving.

2- It is crazy that the Patriots have now made 9 Super Bowls and more crazy that 7 have come under the Brady and Belichick era. 

They have gone from everyone’s cinderella when the upset the Rams to now the team a lot hate.  Brady winning another Super Bowl would truly make it hard not to consider him the greatest quarterback of all time.  You can probably get close to putting Belichick in the Lombardi ballpark also.

3- Kyle Shanahan will be the next 49ers head coach and it should be no surprise the way he has handled the Falcons offense. 

He has so many guys who are playing at a top level right now.  It will be interesting to see if this is the talent or the system working?  It is probably both.  Matt Ryan seemed unhappy just a year a ago working with Shanahan but man have things changed.  He had the best season of his career.  Atlanta has not one, but two running backs, who should be considered in the league’s top ten.  A wideout in Julio Jones who has upped his game into maybe being the best.  And the team made as good of a pickup out there bringing in Alex Mack.  Thomas Dimitroff has done a solid job building this roster and Quinn and Shanahan have coached them up to be NFC champs.

4- Here are my Hall of Fame selections:

LaDainain Tomlinson

Terrell Owens

Kurt Warner

Joe Jacoby

Terrell Davis

Paui Tagliabue

Brian Dawkins

5- Early call on game

The Patriots being five point favorites is no shocker to me.  But I like the way the Falcons are going right now.

Falcons 27 Patriots 23


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