Will ‘totally toxic video’ come back to haunt Falcons?

January 22, 2017, Atlanta - Falcons flags are flown after scoring a touchdown during the NFC Championship game against the Packers in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday, January 22, 2017. (DAVID BARNES / DAVID.BARNES@AJC.COM)
January 22, 2017, Atlanta - Falcons flags are flown after scoring a touchdown during the NFC Championship game against the Packers in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday, January 22, 2017. (DAVID BARNES / DAVID.BARNES@AJC.COM)

Credit: David Barnes

Credit: David Barnes

New Orleans columnist Doug MacCash has a long memory.

With the Falcons (1-7) set to play the Saints (7-1) at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Superdome, MacCash hasn’t forgotten about the video the Falcons released when the schedule came out in April.

The headline: "Doug MacCash: Remember this? Despicable Atlanta Falcons preseason video dissed Saints over no-call"

He gives his take on the video: “The video’s CGI is modeled on the mechanical landscape animation that introduces the popular television fantasy “Game of Thrones.” Which was unknowingly appropriate since, like the plot of “Game of Thrones,” the Falcon’s 2019 season has largely been a series of catastrophes.”

He goes on to call the project “totally toxic video.”

As if the Saints needed something else to get fired up about.

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