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The job of Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is not in jeopardy even as the Falcons are 2-7 this season. General manager Thomas Dimitroff responded to a report from that the Falcons would consider Jon Gruden at the end of the season to replace Smith. “Mike Smith is a hell of a football coach; he’s the leader of this team,” Dimitroff told in defense of Smith. “Mike’s going nowhere.” Under Smith the Falcons are 58-31 with two NFC South titles. Last season the team was 13-3 while making it to the NFC Championship game. Injuries, primarily to the defense, have wrecked the Falcons season. If the Falcons were to make a change at head coach there figures to be no shortage of teams interested in Smith.

Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith’s Job Is Safe

The Atlanta Falcons have been hands down one of the most disappointing teams in the league, stumbling to a 2-7 record and losing their last three games by 61 points combined after entering the highly-anticipated 2013 NFL season widely considered one of the top Super Bowl contenders.  Much of the disappointment has been the result of the string of absolutely devastating injuries...

Raiders and Falcons could be eyeing Jon Gruden

Could Dennis Allen of Oakland or Mike Smith in Atlanta be on the hit seat? Well Jason LaCanfora thibks Jon Gruden would be open to returning to one of thise teams The Raiders made a serious approach to Gruden last year, according to sources, and owner Mark Davis remains highly enamored of him, and is […]

Falcons GM Says Mike Smith’s Job Is Safe

The Falcons are 2-7 and for most franchises that would mean talk of firing or replacing the head coach.   Not so fast in Atlanta though. Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff brushed off rumors of Jon Gruden or any other candidate replacing his current head coach. “Mike Smith is a hell of a football coach; he’s the leader of this team,” Dimitroff told “Mike’s going nowhere...

Falcons lose OT Sam Baker to season-ending injury

The Atlanta Falcons have lost another player for the season, placing offensive tackle Sam Baker on injured reserve. The move announced Tuesday was not a surprise. Baker, considered the team's best offensive lineman, was plagued by a knee injury and had already missed five games. The Falcons (2-7) have been ravaged by injuries. Baker was the fourth starter to go down for the...

Falcons drop another one in 33-10 loss to Seahawks

During the week many Seahawks players said they still felt the sting of their 2012 divisional playoff loss, it seemed they were looking for payback. Seattle got their revenge Sunday beating the quickly fading Atlanta Falcons 33-10.

Falcons LB Weatherspoon will return to practice on Wednesday

Weatherspoon is eligible to return to the Falcons' lineup in Week 11, nine weeks after he suffered a Lisfranc injury that sent him to injured reserve. The struggling Atlanta Falcons will see the return of linebacker Sean Weatherspoon in Week 11 as he is set to return to practice on Wednesday, the team announced on Monday. He was placed on injured reserve with a designation to...

Falcons' expansive woes lead to blowout loss to Seahawks

ATLANTA More than halfway through their season, the Atlanta Falcons have one of the five worst records in the NFL and looked every bit the part in Sunday's 33-10 loss to NFC-leading Seattle at the Georgia Dome. The offense, a supposed strength for the Falcons (2-7), sputtered once again. They have a total of 33 points for their three-game losing streak. At least in the first...

Gonzalez's status uncertain after toe injury

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez said he injured a toe on his left foot during Sunday’s 33-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Gonzalez hobbled around the locker room afterward and implied that more tests would be conducted to determine the severity of the injury. He was pulled out of the game briefly but played through the pain. Asked if he would be OK, Gonzalez responded...

Tony Gonzalez and Falcons GM voice support for Mike Smith

The Atlanta Falcons are 2-7 and staring down a period of misery.  Does that mean that head coach Mike Smith is on his way out of town? Smith who took the Falcons job in 2008, has never had a losing season with the franchise, yet seems to be destined for one now. Please click here to read this story.  The post Tony Gonzalez and Falcons GM voice support for support for Mike Smith...

Tony Gonzalez May Be Dealing with Toe Injury

Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez may be dealing with a toe injury. SOURCE: ESPNFantasy Spin:He was seen limping around the locker room after Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. Gonzalez turned in one of his worst outings of the season on Sunday, catching just three passes for 29 yards. The last thing the 2-7 Falcons need right now is another injury.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

The Seattle Seahawks will hit the road on Sunday hoping to take advantage of a battered and under-performing Atlanta Falcons team. On Sunday the Seahawks (8-1) will be looking for their ninth win of the season as they take on the Falcons. (2-6) Coverage of the game between the Seahawks and Falcons will air on FOX beginning at 1:00 pm ET from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. ...

If Jon Gruden returns to NFL, expect it to likely be with Raiders or Falcons

Should former Super Bowl winning coach Jon Gruden end up leaving the broadcast booth and returning to coaching, his most likely destinations would be Oakland or Atlanta, according to league sources, should those jobs open up. The Raiders made a serious approach to Gruden last year, according to sources, and owner Mark Davis remains highly enamored of him, and is still evaluating...

Jon Gruden really sucks at saying Ryan Tannehill’s name

Ryan Tannehill has been quarterbacking the Miami Dolphins for a couple of years now, establishing himself as a decent starting quarterback in the NFL. Thus, you would figure that Jon Gruden would have learned to pronounce his name by now – “Ryan Tann-uh-hill.” However, Gruden insisted on creating his own pronunciation for the quarterback’s last name on Monday night versus...

Gruden Watch has started in Dallas

Well, we shouldn’t be surprised with the loss in New Orleans; however, the blowout could be a nail in Jason Garrett’s coffin. The team is a carbon copy of the last two season’s and the outcome is not going to be pleasant. With 10 games in the bag, and sitting at 5-5, the Cowboys are in trouble. The switch is not going to flip on, there isn’t going to be a miraculous run the...

It was nice to win for a change

You're hearing both sides of the spectrum today in the first Bucs "Post Win" in almost a year over a team that needed a win as bad as the Bucs did. I don't count preseason games, nor do I count the @Atlanta game week 17 last year even though Atlanta was playing its starters, they did not need the win, they were already in the playoffs.  You've got the Negative...
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