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Mike Smith: Candidates Who Could Replace the Falcons' Head Coach

Two months may not seem like a long time but in the NFL it can be an eternity - especially if your team is losing when it should be winning.That best defines the state and condition of the Atlanta Falcons and head coach Mike Smith.At the beginning of the season, Smith appeared poised and ready to help one of the best teams in the NFC and the NFL as well, take the next step to get...
Via Football Nation
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith: Mistakes will be fixed before season opener

Falcons coach Mike Smith says problems with the offensive line and secondary will be corrected before Atlanta opens the season at New Orleans in 13 days. It's unlikely that offensive stars such as quarterback Matt Ryan, tight end Tony Gonzalez and running back Steven Jackson will be on the field when the Falcons host Jacksonville in the preseason finale on Thursday. Smith will...
Via Fox Sports
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons' third-down woes on offense concern Smith

Coach Mike Smith is giving the Atlanta Falcons four days off following a victory over the rival New Orleans Saints. When they return to practice on Tuesday, Smith will have the offense focus hard on correcting third-down problems that could have cost them against the Saints. Atlanta, one of the NFL's most efficient offenses in third-down efficiency, converted none of its first...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons' Smith isn't all smiles despite undefeated start

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Smith hopes addition of Nolan will help defense

Falcons coach Mike Smith has been busy working with his new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. After evaluating last season's performance, they are working on a plan to move forward and improve the unit's level of play. "I'm very excited about the additions that we've added to our staff," Smith said. "The defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has 14 years...
Via Fox Sports South
March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Smith aims to make noise in playoffs

Since taking over as head coach in January 2008, coach Mike Smith has taken the franchise to new heights in the regular season. The Falcons have posted winning seasons in each of his four seasons. They are set to make their third playoff appearance in the last four years. But they must rebound from a difficult-to-swallow 45-16 loss to archrival New Orleans with just one regular...
Via Fox Sports South
December 29, 2011  |  Discuss

Smith takes little delight in making playoffs

Coach Mike Smith has led the Atlanta Falcons to the playoffs in three of his four seasons. Right now, he couldn't care less. Smith spent Tuesday trying to find answers for major breakdowns following the Falcons' blowout loss the night before in New Orleans. A 45-16 defeat left him determined to fix these problems before the postseason begins in two weeks. The Falcons...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Falcons' schedule biggest help in playoff push

Falcons coach Mike Smith would never acknowledge it, but of the top four teams competing for a wildcard berth in the NFC playoffs, his team has the easiest schedule. It proved murder early on three of the first four on the road (those road games coming against teams that either qualified for the playoffs last season or posted at least 10 wins) and home dates with Philadelphia and...
Via Fox Sports South
November 22, 2011  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints great defensive play dwarfed by Mike Smith’s decision

(Source: usatoday.net)The New Orleans Saints emerged victorious in overtime against their bitter rival in the Atlanta Falcons, who just so happen to be their stiffest competition for the hotly contested NFC South crown, or moreover where the stiffest competition. … [visit site to read more]New Orleans Saints great defensive play dwarfed by Mike Smith’s decision - Who Dat Dish...
Via Who Dat Dish
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Smith stands by his fourth-and-inches decision

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was in no mood to rehash his decision to go for it on fourth-and-inches from his own 29-yard line in overtime a move that failed and cost the Falcons a key 26-23 NFC South Division game on Sunday to New Orleans. Smith maintains a 24-hour rule for everyone associated with the team on the day after games in which win or...
Via Fox Sports South
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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