Falcons owner on 4-1 start: "Can't count chickens before any of them are hatched"

Arthur Blank is cautious about hype after the Falcons' strong start

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank isn't measuring his ring size just yet.

Blank was at an event Monday for the Westside Works organization, which the Blank Foundation helped open a couple years ago. Blank answered a couple questions about the Falcons, saying he was pleased with his team's 4-1 start.

"We'd prefer to be 5-0, but so would every team in the NFL," Blank said.

The Falcons handed the Denver Broncos, the defending Super Bowl champions, their first loss of the season Sunday. The Falcons will stay out west this week and prepare for the Seattle Seahawks.

"We have to go slay another dragon, if you will," Blank said on the upcoming game.

Blank lauded head coach Dan Quinn, his assistant coaches and the players who have become accustomed to the team's system.

But like everyone, Blank is cautiously optimistic about his team's success with last season's collapse still in the back of his mind.

"Last year, we were 5-0 and 6-1. So we can't count chickens before any of them are hatched."

No chickens being counted here. It's pretty hard to forget how the Falcons imploded last season, winning their first five games and then finishing 8-8.

But the Falcons have the most difficult schedule in the league, and few- if any- thought this team would be 4-1 after the first five games.

If they continue on their current trajectory, Blank won't need to start thinking about counting chickens.

He'll be dreaming of counting the diamonds in his new ring. 

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