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The Falcons‘ 2016 season will perpetually be remembered for Atlanta blowing the most important lead in Tremendous Bowl historical past. The franchise’s proprietor is concentrated on its shiny future as an alternative.

Regardless of the heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots in Tremendous Bowl LI, Arthur Clean stated Thursday he believes the Falcons have constructed a group able to competing for years to return.

“I feel we’re in a fantastic place,” Clean stated, based on D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Structure. “I sit up for this yr and a few years to return. It isn’t a few one-trick pony or one-yr marvel. It is about making a sustainably profitable group. And we have carried out that.”

Atlanta returns almost all the roster that helped the staff make its first playoff look since 2012. And whereas some anticipate the Falcons to regress in 2017 because of the lack of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and the unlikeliness of Matt Ryan having one other MVP yr, Clean is assured Atlanta’s enchancment was no fluke.

“It was an ideal honor enjoying within the Tremendous Bowl,” Clean stated. “It was an excellent honor having the fantastic season that we did … For me personally, the best honor from final yr is that I really feel now that we’ve what I’ve envisioned for a few years, which is a sustainably profitable group.

“I really like our head coach. I really like our common supervisor. I really like our coaches, coordinators, and entire personnel division. I really like numerous the expertise that we’ve – all of the expertise that we’ve.”