Falcons coach Mike Smith hopes his defense is finally starting to understand how to create takeaways.
Despite being eliminated from playoff contention in a Week 11 home loss to New Orleans, Atlanta has four interceptions and eight fumble recoveries in three games since.
Strong safety William Moore, rookie cornerback Desmond Trufant and defensive lineman Jonathan Babineaux were...
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December 16, 2013
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. The irony could not have been more apparent.
About six minutes after New Orleans Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks went unpenalized for a blow to the head on quarterback Matt Ryan in the second quarter, Falcons right tackle Jeremy Trueblood received an unnecessary roughness call for a blow to Hicks' head.
The call wiped out a 12-yard gain that would have...
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...
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.
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...
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November 30, 2012
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...
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...
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.
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December 27, 2011
(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...
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...