Mike Smith enters this season 0-3 in playoff games and that has put him on the invisible “hot seat” of some writers. This past off-season, the Falcons got rid of their two coordinators (they found other jobs but let’s face it they weren’t coming back) and when that happens it’s a sign that the owner has confidence in the coach but needs better results. While there are some questions about Smith’s ability to win the “big game” I thought it would be interesting to compare him to the rest of the coaches in Falcons history. Remember, the Falcons never had back-to-back winning seasons before Mike Smith. Mike Smith has had four winning seasons and zero losing seasons.
Not on the hot seat
Here is a look at where Mike Smith stands against the rest of the coaches in Falcons history.
|Jim Mora Jr||2004-2006||26||22||0||54.2%|
|Norm Van Brocklin||1968-1974||39||48||3||43.3%|
|Marion Campbell||2 tenures||17||55||0||23.6%|
Any doubters still out there?