Falcons HC Mike Smith: “There’s a Lot of Football Left”


The Atlanta Falcons are 2-3, and many fans have already marked the season as a failure. The defense is in ruins, and winning the division or even competing for the wild card spot seems to be far away from reality.

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But head coach Mike Smith emphasized in the press conference that there is still a lot of football to be played when asked about the morale in the locker room.

"“There’s a lot of football left. We’re disappointed in the outcome of the game yesterday. Let me make one thing perfectly clear, and if it’s the only thing you take from this press conference: We’ve played five football games. We’ve been inconsistent. We’re 2-3. Do we like where we’re at? No, but there’s a lot of football left to be played, and our number one goal is to win the NFC South because that’s the cleanest way into the second season, and there’s a lot of football to be played.”"

Falcons coach Mike Smith is right. We are only five games in, and the top of the division is only one game ahead. The next thing that Smith said is questionable, actually relating to what you just read.

"“This is a very competitive division. You can look at the records of the teams right now and see, it’s going to be another competitive year. I really believe that.”"

Ummm no. Many experts alike have already marked down the NFC South as one of the worst divisions in 2014, with the Panthers being at the top with a bland 3-2 record.

The Atlanta Falcons will face off against the impressive Chicago Bears this Sunday at 4:25 ET.