Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith plans to make sure that his 5-0 squad stays grounded moving forward. Instead of basking in the glow of the NFC's shiniest record, Smith, unsolicited, rips off a list of things that need to be "fixed" on his team as it prepares to face the Oakland Raiders before heading into a bye week. Among the items were the run defense, the coverage units and the offense's penchant for committing some pretty bizarre and devastating turnovers that could be costly against tougher competition. Also, while he likes the mental toughness that the team has shown while battling back in the fourth quarter of the last two games, he doesn't want that to become a habit. "We've got a lot of things to improve on," Smith said. "First thing that comes to mind on the defensive side of the football is we've got to be better stopping the run. We gave up over 100 yards, 125 yards of rushing (against the Washington Redskins)." After the bye, the Falcons could get back one of t...
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