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November 11, 2012

Dan Reeves speaks faith, NFL in Valdosta


VALDOSTA — VDT: “Are you impressed with how the Falcons are doing this year?”

CR: “You have to be impressed, because they’re very well coached, they have a lot of talent and they don’t beat themselves. It is going to be very difficult for them to go undefeated; they just play too many good teams.”

VDT: “Can (the Falcons) do what you guys did in 1998-99 and go to the Super Bowl?”

CR: “They have a chance. A lot of that depends on staying healthy and playing good at the right time. They have that extra pressure that we didn’t have and that is not winning a playoff game. That is kind of a monkey on your back that you have to get rid of.”

VDT: “Do you like where the NFL is going these days under Commissioner Roger Goodell?”

CR: “I think they are trying to make the game safer and they are trying to make it as clean as they possibly can — getting rid of the drugs and the steroids. So yeah, I think that is important. If we don’t, we are going to lose young people playing the game.”

VDT: “Besides the Falcons this year, what teams have a chance to raise the Lombardi Trophy and win the Super Bowl?”

CR: “You have so many teams. If you look at the NFC, obviously you have the Giants and the 49ers that are going to be two of the playoff teams and those are two tough teams. The 49ers probably have the best defense in the league. The Giants are a good balanced team and the defending champions. If you look in the AFC, you have Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and some great quarterbacks. It is difficult to say.”


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