Its a false premise. The Dolphins and Falcons in 2008 weren't at the same starting point. The 2008 Falcons still had talent leftover from the team that brought them to the NFC Championship game in 2004-05 season. There was much more talent on that Falcons team than the DUMPSTER FIRE that was the Dolphins during the 2007 season. That team had gone through 7 years of poor talent acquisition up to that point... The situations between the Falcons and Dolphin weren't even comparable. That Falcon team failed mostly as a result of the maelstrom surrounding Vick.