Posts Tagged ‘mike smith’

Smith Not Too Worried About Falcons 0-4 Preseason

Think the Falcons and coach Mike Smith are worried about the fact the team wrapped up an 0-4 preseason on Thursday night? Think again. Smith said, “We have a saying that if they play, then it’s worth winning. We talk to our guys all the time about that. We want to go out and win […]

NFC’s #1 Seed Falcons Flattened by Rodgers and the Packers 48-21

Playing a divisional playoff game in front of the home faithful, the Falcons played their worst game of the season, as they were picked apart by Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in a miserable 48-21 setback to end their 2010 season. The team had lost just one game at the Georgia Dome the whole season, […]

Ryan Likely To Get Start vs. Bills

I suppose it depends on who you believe, but this is a case of “he said, he said.” Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is of the belief that despite his limited participation in practice this week, it shouldn’t affect whether he starts this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Coach Mike Smith isn’t saying much, except […]

Falcons Coach Mike Smith Wins AP Coach of the Year Award

Not all the news this weekend is bad for the Falcons. Sunday, a day after the team was eliminated from the playoffs, head coach Mike Smith was bestowed from The Associated Press as the 2008 NFL Coach of the Year. Smith edged out Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano by one vote. “I’m honored individually, but […]

Smith, Sparano Share NFL Coach Of The Year Award

A pair of first-year coaches made a splash in the post-season in more ways than one as it was announced that Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith and Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano will share the USA TODAY’s NFL Coach of the Year Award. The award was well-deserved for both coaches as they both […]

Gridiron Roundtable: What Rookie Coach Are you Most Impressed w/ so far in His First Season?

Ian Leslie – John Harbaugh – Considering how little experience he has, and his age, he has managed to inspire a mostly veteran team and has them believing that they can be a contender in the AFC. The Ravens looked like a team that was on the decline and would have to undergo a […]

Falcons Rookie Ryan Showing Age Beyond His Years

It was a coming of age on Sunday for Matt Ryan and the Falcons.  Ryan threw for his first 300-yard game of his career, but what was most impressive was his poise in making that pressure packed throw from the 44 when he found Mike Jenkins for a 22-yard gain that gave the team the […]

Week 5 Motorola NFL Coach of the Week Nominees

Fans to Vote for Winner on Head coaches MIKE SMITH of the Atlanta Falcons, TONY SPARANO of the Miami Dolphins and MIKE TOMLIN of the Pittsburgh Steelers are the nominees for MOTOROLA NFL COACH OF THE WEEK honors for games played October 5 – 6, the NFL announced today.