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Falcons will not fire Mike Smith after season

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08:21 PM ET 11.11 | 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 '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.

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November 11, 2013  08:47 PM ET

Every team has the occasional season where they stink things up, for any variety of reasons. Aside from a dearth of playoff success, he's done a good job in Atlanta. It would be silly to even consider his name with coaches who deservedly should be on the hot seat.

November 11, 2013  09:35 PM ET

Puzzling situation; very good team goes south.
What happened?

November 11, 2013  09:42 PM ET
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Puzzling situation; very good team goes south.What happened?

The injury hammer has been pounding the crap out of them.

November 11, 2013  10:31 PM ET
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The injury hammer has been pounding the crap out of them.

Still, they shouldn't be playing this poorly.

November 11, 2013  10:37 PM ET

Why would they fire him? The Falcons were a few plays away from the Super Bowl last season and got hit hard with injuries to key players this year. Can't fault him for all that.

November 11, 2013  10:52 PM ET

Going...Going...GONE!!!

November 11, 2013  10:57 PM ET

He has a few more bad seasons before that happens.

November 11, 2013  11:39 PM ET

It's Dimitroff's job that should be on the line. He's drafted very poorly and done a lousy job in free agency. They desperately needed O line & D line.

November 12, 2013  12:09 AM ET

he's not going anywhere this year

November 12, 2013  12:19 AM ET

The season isn't over yet. Things can change.

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November 12, 2013  01:07 AM ET
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It's Dimitroff's job that should be on the line. He's drafted very poorly and done a lousy job in free agency. They desperately needed O line & D line.

Agreed. Personally I think Smith has made some strange coaching decisions from time to time but Dimitroff is the real culprit.

November 12, 2013  02:51 AM ET

The Tony Gonzalez contract is Dimitroff's mulligan. $14 million for a tight end? He's great, but he isn't worth that much to the roster.

November 12, 2013  06:05 AM ET

It's hard staying on top!

November 12, 2013  06:13 AM ET

This comment may seem off topic but...

Seasons like this really highlight how great of a coach Bill Belichick is. The hoodie has had nothing but winning seasons since 2001. That's 13 straight seasons finishing over .500

Meanwhile guys like Mike Smith, Mike Tomlin and Tom Coughlin are all struggling this year.

November 12, 2013  06:15 AM ET
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This comment may seem off topic but...Seasons like this really highlight how great of a coach Bill Belichick is. The hoodie has had nothing but winning seasons since 2001. That's 13 straight seasons finishing over .500Meanwhile guys like Mike Smith, Mike Tomlin and Tom Coughlin are all struggling this year.

Video. Duh.

November 12, 2013  07:30 AM ET
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Why would they fire him? The Falcons were a few plays away from the Super Bowl last season and got hit hard with injuries to key players this year. Can't fault him for all that.

Yeah. Last year, the media was heaping praise on this guy.

Last year, the Saints fell off their usual top spot, allowing Atlanta to take an otherwise weak division. Did anyone call for Sean Payton's head? Who said "trade Drew Brees for draft picks and rebuild?" No one.

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November 12, 2013  08:00 AM ET
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The season isn't over yet. Things can change.

I'll have what he's having.

 
November 12, 2013  08:01 AM ET
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Yeah. Last year, the media was heaping praise on this guy.Last year, the Saints fell off their usual top spot, allowing Atlanta to take an otherwise weak division. Did anyone call for Sean Payton's head? Who said "trade Drew Brees for draft picks and rebuild?" No one.

Sean wasn't the coach last year.

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