MIKE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP
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
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith said that he slept for an hour and a half following Thursdays 23-13 win over New Orleans that pushed the Falcons to an NFC-best 11-1 and so the answer was, no, he would not watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Sunday at Denver.
If the Broncos prevail, then the Falcons would clinch the NFC South title their second in three seasons before they played...
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...
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.
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2011
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Less than 15 hours after his team suffered the most lopsided defeat of his tenure, Falcons coach Mike Smith was more concerned with fixing his teams mistakes than he was about any discussion of the playoffs in two weeks.
The Falcons clinched their third playoff berth in Smiths four seasons on Sunday when Green Bay defeated Chicago, but the coach was in no...
(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...
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,...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2011
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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...