Atlanta Falcons Report: Arthur Smith offered head coaching job
Atlanta Falcons have made an offer to Arthur Smith, according to reports
The Atlanta Falcons have put in an offer to current Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith for the vacant head coaching position, according to reports.
ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported Friday morning that the Atlanta Falcons had made an official offer to Smith following a second interview that was conducted earlier this week.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport also tweeted early Friday morning that Smith has become the focus for the Falcons and that he had canceled his trip to Detroit for what was supposed to be another interview.
The only question now is if Smith will accept the offer from the Atlanta Falcons
It’s not a done deal by any means, but all indications point to the two sides working to get an agreement finished and they’re closing in on ‘signing the dotted line.’
If Smith does end up taking the job, you’ll be talking about one of the bright up-and-coming offensive minds in the game who also has NFL experience- which may have been the major selling point for why the Falcons pursued him over Joe Brady.
The overarching belief is that the Falcons have zeroed-in on Terry Fontenot as their next GM and the pairing of the two- Smith & Fontenot- would certainly be a new energy that hasn’t been felt in Atlanta for quite some time.
Smith’s offensive mind will obviously be a major asset to the Falcons, but the key to getting the team back to competing will be in who he hires on the defensive side of the ball. Can Atlanta find an assistant who can turn that defense into what it once was? That’s one of the biggest questions moving forward.
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