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MIKE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Falcons Not Considering Changes At Head Coach Or GM

Falcons owner Arthur Blank spoke to reporters following Sunday’s blowout loss to the Buccaneers regarding the status of head coach Mike Smith and GM Thomas Dimitroff beyond this season. According to Blank, there will not be any changes this offseason with regards to the team’s leadership, despite starting the season 2-8. “We love our head coach and we love our general manager...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons may ponder defensive changes after blowout loss

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. With only seven games remaining and the 2-7 Falcons nursing a three-game losing streak, it would figure the coaching staff might have an eye toward the future with ceratin players. But for head coach Mike Smith, the No. 1 goal remains victory, although on Monday, he hinted that changes could be in the offing following the Falcons' 33-10 loss to Seattle....
Via Fox Sports South
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith says he hasn't given up on Falcons' season

Mike Smith is not giving up on the Falcons' season, just as he wouldn't give up in the closing minutes of a lopsided loss to Seattle. Smith was criticized for exposing quarterback Matt Ryan and others to injuries by leaving them on the field late in Sunday's 33-10 loss to the Seahawks. The coach said he wouldn't abandon the idea of trying to win. Similarly, Smith...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith expects RB Jackson to practice this week

Falcons coach Mike Smith says running back Steven Jackson, who has missed the last four games, is expected to practice on Wednesday. Smith said Monday Jackson won't have full participation immediately in his return from a hamstring injury. Jackson didn't practice last week but Smith says the latest report on the running back late in the week ''was very good in terms...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Blame Game

Will Atlanta's shortcomings come back to haunt Mike Smith? (Credit) The Atlanta Falcons currently sit right on the cusp of finally winning their first Super Bowl and have been for some time. In essence, they have been a contender ever since Matt Ryan threw his first regular season pass in the NFL to Michael Jenkins for a 62-yard touchdown. Since then, they have made the playoffs...
Via The Sports Post
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith gives positive report on injured players

Coach Mike Smith expects the Atlanta Falcons to be nearly at full strength for the playoffs. Smith says early reports on defensive end John Abraham and cornerback Dunta Robinson, both injured against Tampa Bay in the regular season finale, are positive. Abraham left the loss to the Buccaneers with a left ankle injury, and Robinson departed with a head injury. But Smith expects...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Playoffs 2012: When a Loss Can Equal a Win

When can a loss be better for a professional football team than a win? Most NFL players and coaches likely would say never. Unless, somewhere during the loss a new team star who was on the trading block is discovered.Which still translates to pretty much never.As I watched the Atlanta Falcons lose 22-17 at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the last regular season game, I tried...
Via Football Nation
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Don't expect Falcons to let up in Week 17

If theres one thing that Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith does well, its to learn from his mistakes. Thats one reason why Smith is 20-3 in those increasingly rare games after his team has lost in his five seasons. Its also a concept that Smith is trying to put into practice now that the Falcons have secured the NFCs top seed in the playoffs for the second time in three seasons...
Via Fox Sports South
December 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons' Smith hoping to learn from playoff losses

Mike Smith wants his first two playoff losses with the Falcons to be ''growing experiences'' that will help his team prepare for Sunday's first-round game at the New York Giants. With Smith in his first season as coach and Matt Ryan starting as a rookie quarterback, the Falcons lost to Arizona in the first round of the playoffs after the 2008 season. The Falcons...
Via Fox Sports
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Q&A: Smith takes Falcons back to playoffs

Falcons head coach Mike Smith and Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris meet a midfield at the conclusion of a 45-24 Falcons thrashing of the Buccaneers at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com Falcons coach Mike Smith’s four-year record of 43-21 is the best four-year mark in team history and ranks among the top records in NFL history...
Via ajc.com
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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