Originally Posted by JM
Rings ultimately give franchises credibility and fans will ride that as long as possible. Saints fans can easily say, sure the Falcons are good this year but they've been good before and have choked. And this of course is true and the Falcons definitely have something to prove come playoff time. Same thing can be said about the Texans although it's not really fair as Schwab got hurt last year and who knows what they would have/could have done if he hadn't.
Better? Look right now.
Credibility? Look over a longer period of time.
Overall success? Look over a long period of time.
Look at the Eagles in the early to mid 2000s too. A lot of good seasons but they really didn't get any credibility from it as they consistently choked in the NFC championship or before.
Oh I agree, I'm a Falcon fan and they do always mess it up in the playoffs, but I think this year is there year, they've played well this year and always seem to be able to pull it out, the Giants coming up will be a pretty big test for them and I think if they can pull that off they will do great thought the playoffs.