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Mike Smith fired by Falcons on Black Monday

Mike Smith was fired by the Atlanta Falcons on Monday following seven seasons as the teams head coach. Smith was 66-46 during his tenure with the Falcons earning 2008 NFL Coach of the Year honors but those works never translated to the playoffs as the Falcons were just 1-4 there. In recent seasons the Falcons had struggled to a 10-22 mark highlighted by a blowout loss on Sunday...
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Falcons Fire Head Coach Mike Smith After Second Straight Losing Season

ATLANTA — Mike Smith was fired as the Atlanta Falcons’ coach Monday, one day after the end of his second straight losing season and a 34-3 rout by the Carolina Panthers before booing fans at the Georgia Dome. The team scheduled a morning news conference. Atlanta had a 66-46 regular-season record with Smith and won two NFC South titles. But this season ended at 6-10. “Smitty’s...
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Charlie Strong, Kevin Sumlin Targets Of The Atlanta Falcons?

Charlie Strong and Kevin Sumlin may be coaching targets of the Atlanta Falcons, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
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Falcons fire coach Mike Smith

The Atlanta Falcons announced Monday that head coach Mike Smith was released from his contract. “Smitty’s contributions to our club, team and city over the last seven years are numerous,” owner Arthur Blank said.  “His accomplishments on the field made him the most successful coach in the 49-year history of the Falcons, and we are grateful for the foundation he has laid...
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After failed season Atlanta Falcons fire head coach Mike Smith

That didn’t take long. After an embarrassing 34-3 loss the Carolina Panthers on Sunday the Atlanta Falcons have made a change. .@Atlanta_Falcons fire Mike Smith: — NFL (@nfl) December 29, 2014 Falcons owner Arthur Blank released this statement early Monday morning. “Smitty’s contributions to our club, team and city over...
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Falcons fire head coach Mike Smith after 6-10 finish to season

The Atlanta Falcons fired head coach Mike Smith on Monday. The Falcons' 34-3 home loss to the Carolina Panthers in Sunday's winner-take-all NFC South showdown assured the team would miss the postseason for the second consecutive season. And it seemingly sealed Smith's fate. Atlanta finished this season at 6-10. In his eight seasons as Falcons head coach, Smith went 66-46 in the regular...
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Falcons could make a coaching change but not GM?

The Atlanta Falcons have been poor over the last 2 years because they have had some poor drafts. Those drafts are on the shoulders of the GM and the scouting staff, but that is not who is on the hot seat. Mike Smith is likely to get the boot in Hot-Lanta, but Dmitroff could be […] The post Falcons could make a coaching change but not GM? appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan Does His Best Matt Schaub Impersonation in Season Finale

Thanks to his last season in Houston Matt Schaub will forever be known as the master of the Pick-6. It doesn't matter that he was pretty darn good at slinging the rock around for years prior to that, but once you do something bad it tends to follow you until you give folks a reason to change their minds (which he hasn't).Or if you are really lucky another person will come along and...
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Jets will fire both Idzik and Rex Ryan

Rex Ryan will be out as the head coach of the New York Jets. The team will also let John Idzik the general manager go. @mortreport: Jets owner Woody Johnson will move swiftly Monday to fire both John Idzik and Rex Ryan, per sources. Johnson won’t keep Ryan hanging on fate I would not be […] The post Jets will fire both Idzik and Rex Ryan appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Falcons must brace for sweeping change after wretched loss

ATLANTA -- As the 2014 season waned, the Atlanta Falcons, time and time again, dodged what felt like an inevitable result of mediocrity. With each week that a playoff spot was up for grabs -- even with a losing record -- there was hope this team could turn things around in time. Sunday was a day for Atlanta to take a hard look at what was, and is, real. It was a day for everyone...
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Falcons Locker Room Is Covered In Sewage, Much Like Their Season

The Atlanta Falcons locker room is covered in sewage, as if things couldn't get worse for the team.
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The Atlanta Falcons’ Fullback Proved Fullbacks Can’t Catch

On the goal line. With the division title on the line. A fullback has a chance to walk into the end zone. And the fullback drops the ball. [Vine via gifdsports] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Falcons Hire Search Firm To Help Select Coaching Candidates

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is essentially coaching for his job on Sunday afternoon. Despite having a record below .500, the Atlanta Falcons can still win the NFC South, and make the playoffs. Adam Schefter is reporting that the team owner Arthur Blanks has already taken steps to hire a search firm, to help locate head coaching candidates. Falcons have hired the search...
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Falcons: Julio Jones in, Steven Jackson out for finale against Panthers

Getty Images The Atlanta Falcons will play against the Carolina Panthers for the NFC South division title on Sunday. Wide receiver Julio Jones returned a week ago to lead the team in receiving and it looks like he will have the chance to do that again this week in this all important match-up. Jones (oblique) will play in Week 17. In fact NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that...
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If the Falcons lose tonight Mike Smith is likely long gone

Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network that members of the Falcons’ coaching staff believe that even winning the division with a 7-9 record wouldn’t necessarily save Smith’s job. This could be another team looking for a head coach if they lose today. Hopefully the Falcons can pull it off. “First of all, they have not […] The post If the Falcons lose tonight Mike Smith is...
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Atlanta Falcons: The Season Stops and Continues Here

The game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers may not only be the final game of the season for both ball clubs, but it also may be the final game for Falcons head coach Mike Smith and his staff. After a year that saw this franchise suffer devastating injuries like it did last season, so there is also a belief by some that Smith may get a reprieve because of the quarterback...
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Daily Fantasy Football Week 17 Injury Roundup

Daily Fantasy Football Week 17 Injury Roundup In case you’re playing those daily fantasy football leagues such as FanDuel and Draft Kings, here are some injuries to be aware of when setting up those money-making lineups in Week 17. Julio Jones, Wide Receiver, Atlanta Falcons Jones has returned to practice … The post Daily Fantasy Football Week 17 Injury Roundup appeared first...
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Quizz Expected To Lead Falcons RBs In Week 17

Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to start at running back with Stephen Jackson injured.Fantasy Spin:Rodgers is a better pass blocker than Devonta Freeman, so Rodgers will start and play a majority of the snaps. Freeman will rotate in and see a decent amount of opportunities. Rodgers had 11 carries and 29 yards last week, but Freeman was more explosive as he ran for...
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Atlanta Falcons: Win or go home

Win and you’re in, lose and you’re out. That’s the bottom line for the upcoming week 17 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers. Essentially, this is an early playoff game. Both teams will be fired up, as this division rivalry will only intensify come Sunday’s 4:25 kickoff time. Perhaps even more of a headline than the game’s implications is the fact...
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Report: Falcons RB Jackson (quad) likely to miss playoff play-in vs. Panthers

Steven Jackson might have picked the worst time to miss his first game of the 2014 season. According to an report, the Falcons running back will likely miss the club's season-finale showdown with the Panthers on Sunday, due to a quadriceps injury. At stake for the winner: An NFC South title, a No. 4 playoff seed and a home game for Wild Card Weekend (Jan. 3-4). Jackson,...
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Is the NFL playoff system heading south?

A heated discussion is taking place involving the NFL, its teams, and its fans—and thankfully the debate has nothing to do with Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson. Rather, one of two teams in the NFC South will win the division and host a playoff game—and neither can end up with a winning record. In just about any other year, such a tight divisional race would be just what the parity...
Via The Sports Post
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This Week In Hurt: Steven Jackson is still creaky

Any bruises and breaks suffered in Week 16 come with some added pain for teams still clawing toward the playoffs or jostling for position. So that’s where we turn our attention this week during the hurt rundown. Teams that have either clinched or are looking to with key games during season finales mostly survived Sunday without any serious injuries. But there are still two causing...
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Atlanta Falcons survive Saints, set up divisional showdown

For the second time this year, the Atlanta Falcons defeated the New Orleans Saints 30-14 in a game where both teams had everything to lose . With a win and a Panthers loss, the Saints (6-8 entering the week) could have clinched the NFC South on Sunday , rendering week 17’s games useless. That’s no fun. This is the part of the season where you want to be playing for something...
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