5 reasons to feel confident about the 2009 Falcons

For no reason beyond this being the team with the great fickle bird as its logo, I’ve done much handwringing over the state of the Falcons already. I’ve worried about injuries. (Harry Douglas’ knee, in particular.) I’ve worried about jinxes. I’ve worried about worrying. But today I put on my happy face and offer these reasons to be of good cheer.

1. The general manager is the smartest the Falcons have ever had.