Falcons Coach Petrino Quits After Just 13 Games


The Atlanta Falcons have already had a nightmare season with the Michael Vick saga and what not, as well as being just a flat out bad team, but now they have lost their head coach after just 13 games.  The teams official website has stated what sources said earlier in the day, and that is Bobby Petrino has announced his resignation as the teams head coach. The team will hold a 2pm press conference tomorrow to further discuss the shocker as well as discuss the teams future.

Petrino’s so long came one-day after Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prision for dog fighting charges, as well as the team taking the field and getting pounded by the Saints 34-14.  The team is 3-10, has gone through three QB’s, and Petrino is taking a hike from a five-year deal that was worth $24 million.  Sources are already saying that the former Louisville coach is heading to be the new head coach at Arkansas.

ESPN stated that Petrino and is agent had been talking about him taking a hike back to the college ranks over the past few weeks with the disaster that the Falcons had turned into.  The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported that Petrino called and resinged at 5:45 this afternoon.  “I feel real fortunate that we have a terrific guy leading our football team,” team owner Arthur Blank said on Monday. “Our CEO, our coach Bobby Petrino has done a terrific job dealing with adversity this year. He’s proven to me that he’s a better head coach than I ever thought he was going to be, dealing with the set of cards that unfolded this year.”

Now the team will have to find someone else to guide their already sinking ship.

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3 Responses to “Falcons Coach Petrino Quits After Just 13 Games”

  1. Russ Loede says:

    1 of the Worst Coaching Jobs Ever!

    Petrino did not deserve an NFL Head Coaching Job!

    His speciality was Offense and he did not even Utilize his Best Offensive Weapon in Jerious Norwood!

    Spurrier NFL stint made him look like Lombardi compared 2 Bobby!

    He is a QUITTER & I would not want him as my Coach @ Arkansas!

    I Wonder if Atlanta will get Neon Deion as their Next Coach…

    I Wonder if Jessie Tuggle will be a Candidate ~ Would like to See Mike Singletary get the Spot!

    If they go the “Offensive Route” Once Again ~ ATL should go 4 Jason Garrett or the Young Pats OC, or maybe even Mike Martz…

    No More College Coaches changing over 2 the NFL!

  2. Russ Loede says:

    I Had this SURE Feeling IN My Mind that in his Body Language/Motion that I Saw ~ He Would Quit & Leave this Team because he couldn’t STICK It Out like a Real Coach through the Tough Times!

    He Had NO Enthusiasm Whatsoever!