fun gus wrote:
There is no benefit from keeping him around. In fact, he is hurting this team's chances at the postseason.
Never stop being a true fan, fun gus. After all, fan is short for fanatic
fun gus wrote:
I truly believe that Ryan can run this team like Peyton.
Sure, if he had an entire offseason to prepare for it. But in the middle of the season?
Okay, smartass. Let's hear what the man himself had to say:
Smith began his Monday news conference by addressing the issue.
"Before I open up for questions, I would like to address the last 55 seconds of the game. After reflecting and analyzing on how that played out, I would have done some things differently, given the opportunity to think about it through the night and doing some analyzing," Smith said. "I didn't do the things that needed to be done to put our guys in the best position to win the game. There's lot of plays in a football game that can affect the outcome, and I didn't do my best to help us win yesterday
Smith was asked how difficult it was to realize his mistake.
"Again, you go through it and you make decisions and they're made on the fly, and it was a decision that didn't give us the best opportunity to win
," Smith said. "And as a coach, it is your intention to always put your players in the best position to win. There were a lot of plays in that game, and it usually comes down to a handful of plays. And I didn't put the guys in the best position."
It was odd for the Falcons not to have a third-and-2 play ready, even despite the pressure of the moment.
"Again, guys, we wanted to get the best, what we felt like was the best play for us," Smith said. "Again, as I mentioned, I didn't do my job as the head football coach and put our guys in the best position that they possibly could be in in that situation. And it's my responsibility as the head coach to make sure that that happens."
so, who is the real 'fanatic' here? Me, or the guy who needed a 'day' to 'think through his awful decision'?
So, if Smith has been fired after the Lions screwup ( which even you would have to admit was another mistake, and a qualified 'firable' offense ) then he's not there to make this mistake this time
, hence he is by default HURTING the postseason chances. That's not 'speculation', that's not 'conjecture', that is fact. Now, I can tell your defense is going to be along the lines of 'well, we don't beat any of these teams without Smith standing tall behind the helm'. Which, is specious..We couldn't 'beat' the Buccs or the Panthers without Coach Shrek? Horsecrap. I think Ryan could take the reigns RIGHT NOW and do just as well, if not better,then with Smith in the phones. At least division-wise.
I mean, playing the powerhouse Panthers: how did we fare?
, all the other points were FG's. Surely Smith's 'explosively tough tenacious' bullspit marketing-based slogan offense SHOULD be able to do more with all these weapons. But, no we work Matt Bryant's foot off..
Most of the time, when we go no-huddle, or we let Ryan call the shots, he seems to do okay. Why would that not be the case now? Because of NFL 'conventional thinking'? Well, frankly, that is part of the problem.
Matt Ryan is just as capable of running this offense as Mike soon to be sh*tcanned Smith. He has the ability to realize mistakes, and try to do something different, and adjust. Smith and Turd Koetter have proven not to be up to the task.
I find your faith in Smith disturbing, young Padawan