Chuck Smith doesn’t want to come right out and ask the Falcons for a job interview.
But, hey, if a reporter who covers the Falcons — whom just so happen to have a vacancy — happened to ask, what would it hurt.
Smith, the former Falcons defensive end (who pocketed millions from of the Panthers during the late one-legged stage of his career) is looking to get into coaching.
But so far, neither Falcons coach Mike Smith nor defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has called, since firing their defensive line coach.
“I want to be a professional,” Smith said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “That would be up to them. Those guys know me. I’m friends with coach Smith. I know all of the guys. Nolan worked me out in college. I’ve known [Nolan] from years ago.
“It would have been an honor just to interview. I know what I’ve learned and I know the things that I teach. I know the results that I’ve gotten in college and the results we got with the Jets when I was with the No. 1 defense in the league. I think that it would be an honor.”
Smith was a talented pass-rusher in his day, with 58.5 sacks. He’s now working as a private trainer, hoping to latch on somewhere.
But he’d prefer it to be in Atlanta, hint, hint.