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Falcons hire Arthur Smith to be their next Head Coach


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First time, long time here. I’m excited to see what Arthur can do with the likes of Matt Ryan given what he could get out of Tanny.

 

 

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Great play caller overall. Understands the importance of play action in this day and age and while he's not quite Kyle Shanahan with play designs, his route designs to get the likes of MyCole Pruitt, Anthony Firkser and others open was stellar.

No idea how he's going to pan out as a full on head coach(no one is going to know, obviously), but I suspect the Atlanta offense will be back towards the top of the league under him if nothing else.

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36 minutes ago, TitanLegend said:

Great play caller overall. Understands the importance of play action in this day and age and while he's not quite Kyle Shanahan with play designs, his route designs to get the likes of MyCole Pruitt, Anthony Firkser and others open was stellar.

No idea how he's going to pan out as a full on head coach(no one is going to know, obviously), but I suspect the Atlanta offense will be back towards the top of the league under him if nothing else.

Glad to hear your input. I also suspect Ryan is gonna succeed immensely with Smith like he did under Shanny.

Defense is gonna be a question for sure.

But where we’re at now defensively I’m really sure we can’t get any worse lmao.

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I love the hire. Perfect fit for the personnel on the roster now, so I don't expect Ryan or Julio getting moved. Talent wise, this roster is more 8-8 than it is 4-12, so I think we could see a quick turnaround. It'll be interesting to see who he brings in at DC and if there will be a switch to the 3-4. 

He's well liked, utilizes his best players properly, and gets the most out of them. His success calling plays in the red zone gets me excited, given the Falcons' struggles there for many years. I'm sure Ryan is loving this hire. 

I know some are down after his second half play calling against the Ravens, but if we took everyone's worst game, nobody would be considered good. I wanted to rip Shannahan's head off for his play calling in the second half against the Patriots in the Super Bowl, but that doesn't mean he's not a great play caller. 

Good start to the offseason with Fontenot and Smith. Can't wait for the draft. Lots of options this year at 4. Might be a great opportunity to trade down and reload, depending on how the board falls. 

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