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Mike Smith is the Best Coach in Falcons History

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.

Coach Years Wins Loss Ties Win %
Mike Smith 2008-2011 43 24 0 64.2%
Jim Mora Jr 2004-2006 26 22 0 54.2%
Leeman Bennett 1977-1982 46 41 0 52.9%
Dan Reeves 1997-2003 49 59 1 45.0%
Norm Van Brocklin 1968-1974 39 48 3 43.3%
Jerry Glanville 1990-1993 27 37 0 42.2%
June Jones 1994-1996 19 29 0 39.6%
Dan Henning 1983-1986 22 41 1 34.4%
Marion Campbell 2 tenures 17 55 0 23.6%
Bobby Petrino 2007 3 10 0 23.1%
Norb Hecker 1966-1968 4 26 1 12.9%

Any doubters still out there?

Make sure to grab some tickets to see the Falcons at the Georgia Dome.


Kevin Causey

About Kevin Causey

dry humorist, beer snob, occasionally unbiased SEC fan, UGA alumni, writer for Crystal Ball Run and founder of College Football Zealots

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