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On the surface, there’s nothing more than nits to be picked with Smith’s Falcons résumé. A team that had never had back-to-back

winning seasons before his arrival has reached the playoffs in four of six years. The Falcons have emerged as a competent, stable organization befitting their competent, stable owner Arthur Blank. But you don’t have to dig deep to find Smith’s flaws. The biggest?

His philosophy is as bland as his name. Smith only stands out when he’s making the wrong decision, which is often. For Smith, the field-position battle is a hundred-years war that’s won one punt at a time. Timeouts? He hasn’t met one that can’t be squandered. The only time Smith rocks the boat is when he’s trying not to. You could argue that Smith’s near-paralytic caution is an asset. But slow and steady rarely wins the NFL race. Smith, who owns a 1-4 career playoff record, can attest to that. Even Smith’s lone postseason victory was marred by his lack of imagination. The Falcons went into halftime of last year’s Divisional Round game up 20-0 on the Seahawks. They only emerged victorious 30-28 after a last-second field goal propelled them to the NFC Championship Game, where this time they coughed up a 24-14 halftime lead. In both games, Smith’s tactical mistakes were numerous and amateur. Not that it surprised anyone who has watched him coach since 2008. Smith keeps the trains running on time. That’s great … until the others start flying by. For six years, Smith has had a locomotive at his disposal. Too often, he’s treated it like a Ford Focus.

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Unfortunately that is a very fair assessment. The only way this changes is if Smith has a Tom Coughlin-type epiphany and changes some of the ways he coaches.

IMO that's possible but not likely. I believe we're about to witness Smith's last year as Falcon head coach.

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Considering the talent or more correctly, the lack of, that we have witnessed in the trenches on both sides of the ball, Smitty has worked wonders. look a little higher up the food chain for the source of the real problem with this team.

so you're going to try and tell me that the head coach , the leader of the team has absolutely no responsibility when it comes to the most important part of the team , the trenches . this makes absolutely , positively no sense at all . and by the way , no way in **** does TD get fired before Smittyball. Edited by taylorball12106
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Considering the talent or more correctly, the lack of, that we have witnessed in the trenches on both sides of the ball, Smitty has worked wonders. look a little higher up the food chain for the source of the real problem with this team.

I think there have been years where the part about Smith working wonders is true but no one can deny that he gets routinely out-coached by the Sean Paytons, Andy Reids and Belichicks of the NFL.

It's also true that TD hasn't exactly handed him a sterling roster to work with.

They'll both be gone if they don't get it together this year.

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I think there have been years where the part about Smith working wonders is true but no one can deny that he gets routinely out-coached by the Sean Paytons, Andy Reids and Belichicks of the NFL.

It's also true that TD hasn't exactly handed him a sterling roster to work with.

They'll both be gone if they don't get it together this year.

you say Smitty ball has worked wonders , could you tell me exactly what kind of coach he is ? defensive ? Offensive ? exactly what does he do ? obviously he doesn't have anything to do with player personnel , he also doesn't have anything to do with player development , he doesn't coach the offense , hey doesn't coach the defense , what does he do ?
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Mike Smith

On the surface, there’s nothing more than nits to be picked with Smith’s Falcons résumé. A team that had never had back-to-back

winning seasons before his arrival has reached the playoffs in four of six years. The Falcons have emerged as a competent, stable organization befitting their competent, stable owner Arthur Blank. But you don’t have to dig deep to find Smith’s flaws. The biggest?

His philosophy is as bland as his name. Smith only stands out when he’s making the wrong decision, which is often. For Smith, the field-position battle is a hundred-years war that’s won one punt at a time. Timeouts? He hasn’t met one that can’t be squandered. The only time Smith rocks the boat is when he’s trying not to. You could argue that Smith’s near-paralytic caution is an asset. But slow and steady rarely wins the NFL race. Smith, who owns a 1-4 career playoff record, can attest to that. Even Smith’s lone postseason victory was marred by his lack of imagination. The Falcons went into halftime of last year’s Divisional Round game up 20-0 on the Seahawks. They only emerged victorious 30-28 after a last-second field goal propelled them to the NFC Championship Game, where this time they coughed up a 24-14 halftime lead. In both games, Smith’s tactical mistakes were numerous and amateur. Not that it surprised anyone who has watched him coach since 2008. Smith keeps the trains running on time. That’s great … until the others start flying by. For six years, Smith has had a locomotive at his disposal. Too often, he’s treated it like a Ford Focus.

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I agree.

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you say Smitty ball has worked wonders , could you tell me exactly what kind of coach he is ? defensive ? Offensive ? exactly what does he do ? obviously he doesn't have anything to do with player personnel , he also doesn't have anything to do with player development , he doesn't coach the offense , hey doesn't coach the defense , what does he do ?

He wins

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That ain't saying much honestly

To me it is. The guy has one bad season that was riddled with injury and sub par personnel along the offensive line and front 7. At one point we were starting 5 rookies on defense including 2 UDFAs at LBer. Worst O line personnel in the entire NFL. And all you dumb mfkers want to crucify him. He kept us competitive in most of the games despite all this. He is one season removed from an NFC championship game. Yea, fire him and go sign Josh fkng McDaniel. Instant glory .....rolleyes.gif

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Mike Smith

On the surface, there’s nothing more than nits to be picked with Smith’s Falcons résumé. A team that had never had back-to-back

winning seasons before his arrival has reached the playoffs in four of six years. The Falcons have emerged as a competent, stable organization befitting their competent, stable owner Arthur Blank. But you don’t have to dig deep to find Smith’s flaws. The biggest?

His philosophy is as bland as his name. Smith only stands out when he’s making the wrong decision, which is often. For Smith, the field-position battle is a hundred-years war that’s won one punt at a time. Timeouts? He hasn’t met one that can’t be squandered. The only time Smith rocks the boat is when he’s trying not to. You could argue that Smith’s near-paralytic caution is an asset. But slow and steady rarely wins the NFL race. Smith, who owns a 1-4 career playoff record, can attest to that. Even Smith’s lone postseason victory was marred by his lack of imagination. The Falcons went into halftime of last year’s Divisional Round game up 20-0 on the Seahawks. They only emerged victorious 30-28 after a last-second field goal propelled them to the NFC Championship Game, where this time they coughed up a 24-14 halftime lead. In both games, Smith’s tactical mistakes were numerous and amateur. Not that it surprised anyone who has watched him coach since 2008. Smith keeps the trains running on time. That’s great … until the others start flying by. For six years, Smith has had a locomotive at his disposal. Too often, he’s treated it like a Ford Focus.

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This guy is an idiot. Bland as his NAME? Field position, etc...Smitty has a top 5 winning percentage all time. HE WINS you JERK. As for Smitty being responsible for the late field goal to win vs Seattle. I didn't see Smitty on Defense when Seattle was running all over us. In fact, Smitty isn't the calling the D. This is just another BS, don't know the falcons sports jock who doesn't know a winner from a loser.
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I think there have been years where the part about Smith working wonders is true but no one can deny that he gets routinely out-coached by the Sean Paytons, Andy Reids and Belichicks of the NFL.

It's also true that TD hasn't exactly handed him a sterling roster to work with.

They'll both be gone if they don't get it together this year.

More talent makes better coaches. New England isn't Bill Belichick's first gig.

Dimitroff didn't do the math. He played fantasy football with an NFL team.

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Free, the guy can't coach. Yeah, our talented team has been consistent winners in the regular season, but without talent he can't coach. When he reaches the playoffs where you ACTUALLY have to strategize and use football knowledge, he can't coach. When he goes up against other coaches that truly knows X's and O's, he can't coach. It's plain and simple. Right up there ^^^^^^^^^ in black and white. He can't coach.

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Really like Smith and I'd love to see him lead the Falcons to their first super bowl win. Give him some more beef on the lines and let the coordinators run their side of the ball, still think he could get there.

As far as being out coached by Peyton- games are mainly tightly contested affairs [equal blowouts for both sides] and the Falcons have dropped several late 4th quarter potential game winning TDs- he could easily be 500 against him.

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Smith is not the OC or DC. He is the HC. Our players have never given up on him, even when we had nothing to play for. And we've won a lot of games with him as HC. He has gambled and lost. He has gambled and won. But all in all, he's a good HC.

I'd take him over John Fox any day. Fox needs an all star team to win. Smitty has been doing it with a few stars and a bunch of lunchpale guys. When Fox had rosters like ours, Carolina sucked except for one or 2 years here and there. Smith has had 5 winning seasons out of 6 with nothing in the trenches. That's good coaching.

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Free, the guy can't coach. Yeah, our talented team has been consistent winners in the regular season, but without talent he can't coach. When he reaches the playoffs where you ACTUALLY have to strategize and use football knowledge, he can't coach. When he goes up against other coaches that truly knows X's and O's, he can't coach. It's plain and simple. Right up there ^^^^^^^^^ in black and white. He can't coach.

Or, Smith hides the flaws of his teams so well, they make the playoffs and end up facing teams that can take advantage of the flaws. It's absurd to think that a team that wins 13 games has a coach that can't coach.

Smith certainly makes mistakes, but every coach does. Not really his fault that in his last playoff game, Turner turned his ankle and Smitty didn't have a run game. With the threat of a run game, Seattle can't rush the passer and Ryan and Turner eat them alive in the second half.

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Smith is not the OC or DC. He is the HC. Our players have never given up on him, even when we had nothing to play for. And we've won a lot of games with him as HC. He has gambled and lost. He has gambled and won. But all in all, he's a good HC.

I'd take him over John Fox any day. Fox needs an all star team to win. Smitty has been doing it with a few stars and a bunch of lunchpale guys. When Fox had rosters like ours, Carolina sucked except for one or 2 years here and there. Smith has had 5 winning seasons out of 6 with nothing in the trenches. That's good coaching.

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Free, the guy can't coach. Yeah, our talented team has been consistent winners in the regular season, but without talent he can't coach. When he reaches the playoffs where you ACTUALLY have to strategize and use football knowledge, he can't coach. When he goes up against other coaches that truly knows X's and O's, he can't coach. It's plain and simple. Right up there ^^^^^^^^^ in black and white. He can't coach.

What talent has he had in the trenches ?
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