The Atlanta Falcons have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL this season and they fell to 2-7 on Sunday after a blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks, so it would only make sense for people to wonder about the security of head coach Mike Smith’s job once the offseason is over.
Well, you can wonder no more.
The team’s general manager, Tom Dimitroff, made it clear on Sunday following the loss that Smith’s job is safe and he will not be fired after the season is over.
“Mike Smith is a hell of a football coach; he’s the leader of this team,” Dimitroff said, via ESPN.com. “Mike’s going nowhere.”
While the season, which began with Super Bowl hopes, has been a complete failure, you can’t blame Smith for the team’s performance considering the string of injuries.
If there is one coach that you would absolutely have to question, however, Mike Nolan should be worried. The defense has been an absolute mess, and there isn’t much you can blame that on other than a lack of production.