Posts Tagged ‘mike smith’

Falcons Announce Firing Of Head Coach Mike Smith

The Falcons announced this morning they have fired coach Mike Smith the day after the team was blown out 34-3 at home. It was reported yesterday that the Falcons retained a search firm in the event they were in a search for a new coach. The fate of general manager Thomas Dimitroff is unknown at […]

NFL Week Eight Preview – Lions vs Falcons In London

While Matt Ryan has been able to dominate the Lions over the course of his career, the Falcons may have huge issues scoring points Sunday in London when the two teams do battle. Detroit (5-2) is surrendering an NFL-low 290.3 yards per game and ranks second in points allowed with 15.0, and the Falcons are […]

Safety Lowery Suffers Third Career Concussion In Practice

Falcons coach Mike Smith confirmed Saturday that free safety Dwight Lowery, who has been working with the starters, suffered the third concussion of his NFL career during Friday night’s practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. “Dwight, as I said last night, he had an injury to his head, and he is in the concussion protocol,” […]

Falcons Extend Deals For McKay, Dimitroff And Smith

The Falcons today announced that club President & CEO Rich McKay, General Manager Thomas Dimitroff and Head Coach Mike Smith have signed extensions of their contracts. Financial terms of the agreements were not disclosed. McKay, signed to a four-year extension through May 2019, is entering his eleventh season with the Falcons. He will continue to […]

Smith Says TE Gonzalez Won’t Be Moved

The trade deadline is today, and according to this tweet, the Falcons won’t be moving future Hall of Fame TE Tony Gonzalez. #Falcons HC Mike Smith reaffirmed on "The Opening Drive" that the team doesn't have plans to trade Tony Gonzalez today. #NFLTradeDeadline — SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) October 29, 2013 Gonzalez has been the […]

Smith Says Ryan Suffered A Sprained Left AC Shoulder Vs Niners

Mike Smith stated today that QB Matt Ryan will skip the Pro Bowl after he suffered a sprained left AC shoulder joint against the 49ers in the NFC championship game. “Matt has a sprained left shoulder. If we had the outcome that we wanted last night, he would have participated in the game in New […]

NFL Week Twelve Preview – Atlanta vs Tampa Bay

The Falcons have made a habit of winning ugly in 2012, but the bottom line is they are winning, and right now are the best team in the NFC with a 9-1 record as they head to Tampa Bay Sunday. Atlanta had a close contest not go their way two weeks ago in New Orleans, […]

CB Brent Grimes Done for the Year with a Torn Achilles

Falcons coach Mike Smith said that cornerback Brent Grimes had an MRI this morning which disclosed a torn achilles and will be placed on reserved-injured this afternoon. Grimes is in his sixth season with the Falcons. He earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2010 after finishing the year with 87 tackles and five interceptions. Atlanta […]

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