Atlanta Falcons are interviewing some real duds currently
The Atlanta Falcons are going through the process of interview candidates for the open GM and head coaching jobs.
While Falcons fans are hoping to see major victory when it’s all said and done pertaining to the hires, the franchise has gone through its fair share of names that absolutely wouldn’t move the needle for fans if they ended up getting the job.
Here’s a look at some of the names interviewed (or scheduled for interviews) for the open GM and head coaching positions and their classification (stud, meh or dud), starting with the head coaching position:
- Eric Bieniemy (stud)
- Robert Saleh (meh)
- Raheem Morris (dud)
- Joe Brady (stud)
- Arthur Smith (meh)
- Todd Bowles (dud)
- Brad Holmes (meh)
- Morocco Brown (dud)
- Joe Schoen (stud)
- Terry Fontenot (stud)
The Atlanta Falcons need to find a way to get two studs
There are more interviews that are going to be conducted, but what we especially need to look at is the head coach.
It was expected that Raheem Morris would get an interview, but Arthur Smith? Todd Bowles? I understand that Smith has had interview requests with all six teams, but there’s just not much there that makes me believe he’s the answer for the Falcons if they’re wanting to win Super Bowls- that’s why he’s simply a ‘meh’ for me.
And then there’s Todd Bowles.
There’s a reason that teams aren’t lining up to hire Bowles and he would absolutely be the wrong direction to go with the franchise moving forward. As a matter of fact, sticking with Morris on a short deal might turn out to be more beneficial than trying to hire one of those two guys.
Personally, I would love to couple Fontenot as the GM with Eric Bieniemy as the head coach. Fontenot has been an intricate part of the Saints’ success and he’d be a guy who would come in and create a new culture within the front-office while Bieniemy created a winning and more confident team on the field.
It will be interesting to see what happens and there’s nothing wrong with interviewing as many candidates as possible, but we all can agree that the Falcons have interviewed a few duds already.