Though it has yet to yield a Super Bowl trophy, or even an appearance, the first 10 years and one day of the Arthur Blank era have been a model for consistency.

The Atlanta Falcons have always been consistent, but for a majority of the franchise’s history, they were consistently bad. Winning seasons appeared about as often as the cicada, leaving Atlanta fans wondering when they’d finally have a team they could be proud of.

In that regard, Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank was like a savior.

On Feb. 2, 2003, the Falcons were sold to Blank, a man who wanted to win at all costs. In 10 seasons, they have. Averaging 9.4 wins per year, the franchise has seen seven winning seasons over the last decade. Blank took a team that had never experienced back-to-back winning seasons and molded it into a perennial playoff contender, and since drafting Matt…

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