The Atlanta Falcons just had a great season. It fell short of every fan and player's ultimate ambitions, true, but it was indisputably one of the better seasons in the team's long and mostly tortured history.

The disappointment was palpable, but the anger has been surprisingly muted following the loss. That hasn't stopped the rumor mill from kicking up in earnest, as much inside the fanbase as out in the larger world of media. Where we're disappointed but eager for next season, many analysts view this as a team of chokers that surely must be looking to make some major changes. In many cases, their assumptions will be wildly inaccurate.