Six days ago, Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff scoffed at the notion that coach Mike Smith could be on the hot seat. After Sunday’s loss to the Bucs, which plunges the Falcons into a tie for last place in the NFC South, owner Arthur Blank scoffed at the notion that either guy is in trouble.
Via Jay Adams of the team’s official website, Blank said that he has complete confidence in both men.
“They’ve earned it over last five years,” Blank said.
And he’s right (unless he was providing the dreaded vote of confidence). Previously, the Falcons never had consecutive winning seasons in their entire history. Under Dimitroff and Smith, the Falcons have had five straight winning seasons.
That streak officially will now end, given that the Falcons are 2-8. Apparently, however, Dimitroff and Smith will get a chance to start a new streak in 2014.