The Atlanta Falcons finally thought they had it all together. After years of dominant regular seasons, the Falcons finally won a playoff game for the first time in the Matt Ryan era and were on cruise control with a 17-0 first-half lead in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game versus San Francisco. But Atlanta blew it at home, and now Dunta Robinson is left wondering if he’ll ever play on a team as special as this one, even though it again fell short in January. Dunta Robinson joined Mayhem in the AM on 790 The Zone in Atlanta to discuss how special this year’s Atlanta Falcons team was, why Atlanta deserves a Super Bowl and feeling like he didn’t do enough on Sunday.
On how special this team was:
“The passion that the guys on this team come to work with every single day, the fun that we have on the football field, the camaraderie in the locker room, it’s been an amazing journey, man. I think the part that I enjoyed the most is just walking in the locker room, and from end to end we had a lot of fun, on every side of the locker room. So to see this journey end, it’s tough. It’s extremely tough. The locker room will be different next year. The guys in this locker room right now, they deserved it. I don’t think I’ll ever be a part of another group of guys that was as special as the ones that we had this year, man. So it’s a tough pill to swallow.”
On the city of Atlanta deserving a Super Bowl:
“This is definitely the reason I came to Atlanta, to try to win a Super Bowl. This city deserves it, man. It is such a wonderful city, and it’s bigger than every man in this locker room.”
On not feeling like he did enough, despite forcing a huge turnover on the one-yard line:
“Just trying to make plays, man. That’s the way the game goes. Ultimately, it didn’t determine the outcome of the ballgame. I feel like I didn’t do enough. Damn.”