Atlanta Falcons: Mike Smith Got a Well Deserved Extension

February 3, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

How could you not keep Mike Smith? He has only done something that no other Atlanta Falcons coach has ever done: coached the team to three straight winning seasons. 
What else could you possibly want from the guy? Maybe he hasn't won a playoff game, but at the same time, the two teams the Falcons lost to were the eventual NFC champions. Plus, he has a young quarterback who is still going through growing pains.
The defense is not where he wants it to be, and even so, they have performed above and beyond expectations. He has yet to draft that defense he wants, but that only comes in time.
But what he has done with the defense over the past three years is amazing. They have been in the top 15 in points allowed in those three years, and this year they were fourth in the NFL.
His offense has been great as well, and he has coached them to excellence like the defense. In fact, this year they had the fifth best scoring offense in the NFL. Obviously, it is not just Smit...

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