It's a themed week across SB Nation this week, and that theme concerns the great what ifs in a given team's history. There is of course ample opportunity to dive into the Super Bowl what ifs for this football team, or consider what might have happened if the team had retained Brett Favre or Deion Sanders or not traded away picks that became stars. Let me start off by noting that this would have been a road that diverged from the Matt Ryan-led Falcons in significant ways, although one that would have likely taken time to fully manifest. Maybe Dorsey's career would have gone better in Atlanta, but there's scant evidence for that, meaning the Falcons would have used a top three pick on a defensive tackle who would not have come close to living up to the hype.
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