I think Its about right!!
Whopperdog wrote after reading this article
I think it is right on the money. TD just completed his 7th draft. He has draft only 2 above average players - Ryan #3 overall and Jones (a king's ransom of picks). Spoon can't stay on the field and Trufant has to have an incomplete as he has only played 1 year. Years and years of bad picks has caught up with us. The best thing TD and Smith have going for them is the woeful history of the franchise where they look good when compared to the past which is what their zealots continue to cling to. The realists among us have been scratching our heads for a while now.
This is where my minority of one has to step up and say " we have Coach Smith the best head coach in Falcon history" now I'm in full agreement he's not Bill B. who can always make the best calls, he's not Shawn Payton who may have better game plans, or any coaches that can put players in better positions.
What Coach Smith understands more than others, is that its a team game; the coaches are analyzed, and with so much national news on the army, I Think his players think like soldiers. He gets them to "cover for each other" besides the money " they play for the team". This is such a hard mission for a coach to keep a group of 22-30 young wealthy
young men to stay together so long!! Its what he's best at in the whole league.
Crap when have we ever been loaded with players?? Abe may have been feared but who else on any of our defenses? Name me an all pro
lineman? Coach Smith has not had an above average line, and one above average running back who was not great!!
I wouldn't say it, but I almost wanted the team to quit last year so we could get Clowney. No we didn't quit.
I unlike most believe Coach Smith gets the most out of Ryan. Those who think Ryan is held back; he is the bedrock of it being a team game.
He doesn't take the glory or the blame, he continues to say we need to get better. You can't have Ryan's record and be held back. Our problem
is we need better players to win in post season, both on the lines on offense; and overall players on defense.
Sure we have bad games but their's a reason we win the close ones over and over and its because our team never gives up on our team!!
It's a shame Coach Smith is tied at the hip with Thomas D. I feel certain
when one goes they both go. Regardless of how close to the truth the article is about our personell; its better than last year, and that's why we'll have a better record and team than last year!!
I've seen about 15 Atlanta Head Coaches and 5 Gms and the Gms always outlast the coaches (usually) and that's bad. It will take Coach Smith one week to get another Head Coaching job in the Nfl. Thomas D. has let us down, and he won't bounce back so quick.
As long as Coach Smith is our Coach we'll have a chance to win especially if we'll EVER find someone who can draft!!