The AJC recently asked which team’s success came as more of a shock: the 2008 Falcons or the ’91 Braves?
Certainly the Braves were the bigger and better story. They also had more promise — led by Glavine, Smoltz, Avery, Justice and Gant — going into ’91 than the Falcons seemed to have coming into this season.
Back in August I would’ve considered a 6-10 finish surprising.
So is Dimitroff the new Schuerholz? Hard to imagine a better first year on the job (drafting Matt Ryan, Sam Baker, Curtis Lofton and Harry Douglas, signing Michael Turner AND trading MeAngelo for a second-round pick).