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Resurrection of a Franchise: Revisiting the 2008 Atlanta Falcons Season

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

In December of 2007, Bill Parcells used the Atlanta Falcons and ESPN’s Chris Mortensen to squeeze a little more money out of the Miami Dolphins.  For Bill Parcells it was just business, but for the Falcons it felt like a last brutal kick in the face for a franchise that had taken a terrible beating in 2007.

It may turn out to be the best thing that ever happened for the franchise.

The Falcons recovered from the Parcells fiasco by hiring little known Thomas Dimitroff as General Manager and even lesser known Mike Smith as Coach. For outsiders, it might have looked like the Falcons had hired the only men willing to accept those jobs.

If that is the case, the Atlanta Falcons made the two luckiest h...

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