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Old 01-27-2013, 11:06 AM   #14
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Default Re: Mike Smith in Atlanta

Should Mike Smith's be warm?

In my opinion, no. He has had great success in the regular season in Atlanta. He has built a team that has shown it can win, both on defense and offense. Smith has a franchise QB in Matt Ryan, solid offense with 2 good RBs and WRs. He has all the tools to be successful for at least the next several seasons.

However, that only goes so far. The big knock on Smith and Atlanta is winning in the playoffs. They finally won this year, but came up short in the NFC Champ Game. Despite this, IMO give the man 1 or 2 more years. If he can't get to the SB, then put him on the hot seat. But IMO I don't think you fire a guy who has turned the Falcons into a winner for the first time since Mike Vick and Dan Reeves.

On the other hand, for those who think he should have some fire below him, I can understand. The Falcons have not lived up to expectations in the playoffs in the last 3-4 years.
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