Watching the offseason signings and seeing four Falcons starters released is a sign of the times but there's more to it.

The one that stands out is the signing of Jackson. Then the release of RT Tyson Clabo stands out even more. Clabo is a better pass blocker than run blocking. So the question comes to mind,...are we gonna see a run heavy Falcons offense this season? Or at least a short passing game/run game with an occaisional deep throw? That attack mentality on offense worked with many Super Bowl winning teams, the Aikman Cowboys, the Steelers in the 70's, Redskins.

It makes sense when you understand the plan they have in Atlanta. Put simply, they want to control the football but score TDs. They want to, and this will get me in trouble, HIDE the weaknesses of the defense by dominating time of posession. Just like against the Seahawks going up 20 points and barely scratching out a win, just like going up on the Niners 17-0 and losing the NFCCG at home, when the Falcons go up in score they go vanilla on defense, try to run the clock out mid-way through the 3rd qtr. and hey ya'll unless they get some better play from the D there's no way this franchise wins a Super Bowl.

The talking heads say Jackson will get the Falcons those first downs on 3rd and short. Might be Jackson will be featured early in games, it makes sense to me. Then unleash Ryan/Jones/White/Gonzales.

This is what's great about posting 5 months before the regular season begins. No one will remember it if turns out wrong. Or if it's right.