The dust has settled, the votes have been counted, and we have an All-Decade Falcons team for the decade I was born in. It’s a good one.
The biggest problem is that it also has some holes, specifically at one of the tackle spots, tight end, and on a handful of spots on defense. You’ll see when you see the lineup, but while this is one of the most intriguing teams in Atlanta Falcons history, it’s not one I’d feel good about against the 1991-2000 or 2011-present squads, at the very least.
Here’s your full team! We’re on to 1971-1980 next, and we’ll how many of you can remember back that far.
Falcons 1981-1990 All-Decade Offense
Quarterback: Steve Bartkowski
Running Back: Gerald Riggs
Fullback: William Andrews
Wide Receivers: Alfred Jenkins & Andre Rison
Tight End: Junior Miller
Tackles: Mike Kenn & Warren Bryant
Guards: Bill Fralic & RC Thielemann
Center: Jeff Van Note
Defense & Special Teams
Defensive Ends: Mike Gann & Jeff Merrow
Defensive Tackles: Tony Casillas & Mike Pitts
Linebackers: Buddy Curry, Jessie Tuggle & Joel Williams
Cornerbacks: Bobby Butler & Deion Sanders
Safeties: Scott Case & Tom Pridemore
Kicker: Mick Luckhurst
Punter: John James
Returner: Deion Sanders
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