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A Metaphor For Those Who Support Coach Smith


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An American in London was invited by his English friend to attend the show at a local music hall where, the friend assured him, they were to see one of the greatest performers in England.

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At the hall the curtain went up and out waddled an old, decrepit man. The old player could barely choke out a song, stumbled as he attempted to do a soft-shoe dance, and told the lamest jokes imaginable. After a mercifully short performance, the old player abruptly thanked the audience and departed the stage.

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The audience then gave a thunderous ovation to the actor. Dumfounded, the American asked his friend, "What is this? The guy was terrible!" To which the English friend, still applauding, responded with a smile, "Oh, but you should have seen him twenty years ago."

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Sadly, this is not 2010 or 2012, but 2014. Whatever spark Coach Smith had is now gone. If he can lead a NFL team to the Super Bowl, he'll now have to prove it somewhere else. In the eyes of many fans, Coach Smith no longer has the creditability required to lead the Falcons to greatness.

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Pretty good analogy, but geez, he's not THAT old! Haha! But the fact is, he has gone as far as he can with this team, and it's time for him to move on. Who knows, he may be great somewhere else, with a new team, new atmosphere and a new set of players.

I like Mike Smith, and wish him well, and will always be grateful to him for giving us five great seasons!

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An American in London was invited by his English friend to attend the show at a local music hall where, the friend assured him, they were to see one of the greatest performers in England.

`

At the hall the curtain went up and out waddled an old, decrepit man. The old player could barely choke out a song, stumbled as he attempted to do a soft-shoe dance, and told the lamest jokes imaginable. After a mercifully short performance, the old player abruptly thanked the audience and departed the stage.

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The audience then gave a thunderous ovation to the actor. Dumfounded, the American asked his friend, "What is this? The guy was terrible!" To which the English friend, still applauding, responded with a smile, "Oh, but you should have seen him twenty years ago."

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Sadly, this is not 2010 or 2012, but 2014. Whatever spark Coach Smith had is now gone. If he can lead a NFL team to the Super Bowl, he'll now have to prove it somewhere else. In the eyes of many fans, Coach Smith no longer has the creditability required to lead the Falcons to greatness.

Using the same, do you kick the old guy off stage in the middle of the performance or allow him to continue out of respect for the previous performances when he entertained the audience? I think you'd have a hard time finding anyone that can argue that Smith should keep his job next year. The difference in opinions is really people that want him gone now versus those that would allow him to finish the year and make a change afterwards.

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