The Off season was below expectations of any owner in any league. With the Madden glitch, a somewhat hopeful season with veteran players Cam Newton and Randall Cobb on the weaken roster, hope shown through for a brief bit. This wouldn't last long at all, and the Falcons did not pick up a lot in Free Agency. Mike Wallace and Demarco Murray may be the shining pieces from the signings that were keepable, but with Tevin Coleman, Murray is not likely to see a lot of handoffs unless in garbage time. During post draft Free Agency, Matt Cole, Michael Wilhoite, Dwayne Bowe, and Bryce Harris were signed. The draft wasn't great to the Falcons either. Without able to make any trades, we were stuck with a late 1st and 2nd with no 3rd. Aaron Sturdivant was a highly prospected QB to begin the season, and fell to the Falcons in the 2nd round pick 24. Could he be the future of Atlanta? Week 1 Aaron Sturdivant made his NFL debut against the Cardinals in what was a defensive showdown until mid 3rd quarter. After going 14 for 31, he and the Falcons dropped to 0-1. Not for lack of effort as a key 3rd and inches, Tevin Coleman powered his way forward for at least a yard. Head Referee did not see it that way, nor did the replay official, and forced a punt. The team never rebounded from that devastating 3rd and inches. 100% momentum shifted to the Cardinals as the Falcons, dejected that authority would take the game from them, gave up on the field. Sturivant did not have a lot of help the entire game, as the offensive line held up decently, Elite WR Julio " I Eat Popcorn" Jones was rendered useless by the Cardinal defense. Maybe next time, don't go for the extra butter, Julio.