I guess you are saying Smith failed last year to protect our 2 point lead versus NYGs in the playoffs?
Actually, I'm saying that we suck in the 2nd half of playoff games. Last year, Mularkey didn't have a gameplan for the Giants. Mularkey was a crappy OC.
This year, with pretty much the same team as last year, we blew the Giants away.
In the playoffs, we got out to HUGE leads in both of our games this year, but Mike Smith decided that we needed to protect the lead instead of continuing to attack on offense, and we blew those leads.
We discussed last year that Smith was the primary reason for the problems. (Pudge actually said this) I acknowledged that it was possible, but that I'd like to see what Smith did with different coordinators. Well, now we have seen it. The coordinators did make a difference, but Smith's game day strategy still sunk the team.
Smith is a great regular season coach, just like Bobby Cox was a great regular season coach. But when the games get tougher, and every game is your last game, Smith is not the right guy to have on the sidelines. The Falcons needs someone who is going to keep the pedal on the gas for 60 minutes.