Everyone seems to be playing Monday Morning Quarterback with Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith.
By sending Michael Turner up the middle for no gain, Smith might have doomed the Falcons to an overtime loss to New Orleans, but the fourth-year coach wasn't surprised by the public's response.
''I'll say this, OK? We have passionate football fans here in Atlanta, OK?'' Smith said with a smile. ''Regardless of what the outcome is, someone has an opinion, and that's great for your fan base. That's what you want to have happen, and I'll just leave it at that.''
Though the move backfired, Smith repeated his postgame stance from Sunday night - that he would do it again given the circumstances and the Falcons' spotty history of defending Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the late stages of a game.
After watching film of the Falcons' 26-23 defeat, Smith disputed reports that New Orleans guessed correctly on quarterback Matt Ryan's snap count and thus had no trouble stopping Turner to set up J...