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Smitty gets 3-year extension

February 3rd, 2011
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Jay Adams of Atlanta Falcons.com reports that the team has announced a three-year extension signed by Falcons head coach Mike Smith.

Smith was entering the last year on the original four-year deal he signed with the Falcons when they hired him prior to the 2008 season. In three years as the Falcons head coach, he has compiled a 33-15 record, with two playoff appearances and a division crown. A year ago, he became the first coach in the team’s 44-year history to record back to back winning seasons. And with last year’s 13-3 mark, he has extended that streak from two to three seasons. He is 17 wins away from passing Dan Reeves as the winningest coach in franchise history. Now he will have three more years to achieve such a mark.

The Falcons have been actively working to get general manager Thomas Dimitroff an extension as well according to reports.

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  1. Allen Berg
    February 3rd, 2011 at 14:47 | #1

    That’s great news!! All we need now is a new defenseive coordinator!! My fellow Falcon fans need to unite and help me start a grass roots campaign to accomplish two important changes for our team. Hire a new defensive coordinator! We all know the top defenses have more exotic blitzes, complex coverages, and well disguised intentions. Van Gorder’s schemes are vanilla and we are tired of seeing our team picked apart by the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees.
    Second, make a serious bid for Nnamdi Asomugha. Free agent corners like him are very rare and he can immediately improve our weak secondary. He’s better than all or corners from the last 10 years put together and we must jump on this opportunity.
    So combine your voice with mine and do what I did – post your requests for these two important changes on the official Falcons website and pass the word on. We can make a difference if we all push for the same things and make them hear us. These 2 changes could bring us a ring next year!

  2. Pudge
    February 6th, 2011 at 17:42 | #2

    There’s a reason why FAs like Asomugha are rare. Because they are very expensive. While an excellent player, his price tag is simply too high.

    Brees and Rodgers pick apart everybody’s defense. BVG isn’t great, but with more talent on that side of the ball, he’s good enough to get the job done.

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