Atlanta Falcons: Arthur Smith off to an awkward, shaky start in ATL
Arthur Smith off to an awkward, shaky start with Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons have made their hires for both head coach and general manager and the franchise is looking forward to future success. That being said, it was a bit of an awkward and ‘shaky’ start for new head coach Arthur Smith.
Smith has only been in Atlanta for a matter of days, but he posted an introductory message from the Atlanta Falcons’ twitter account Tuesday morning that may induce some cringe-worthy feelings.
As you can see from the video, Smith is clearly a little ‘shaky’ while holding his phone and the message comes off just a bit awkward.
There’s not quite as much energy or enthusiasm as you might hope for coming out of a new head coach, but it also should be expected. He explains that he is excited to be in Atlanta and looks forward to beginning work to make this Falcons organization better. He ends the message with an awkward ‘Rise Up.’
Smith has never been a head coach at this level and becoming the face of a franchise is new to him.
Atlanta Falcons are going to grow with Smith and we’ll see him much more comfortable as relationships progress
Just like any coordinator who is taking over the role of head coach, there is a bit of a learning & growing curve.
The Atlanta Falcons hired Smith because of his knowledge and the belief that he can make this team better and a legitimate competitor. The other things- addressing the fan base, media, dealing with the spotlight- are things that have to be learned over time.
If I could make one suggestion: It may be time to move on from the whole ‘Rise Up’ tag and rebrand the franchise instead.
Either way, we’ll cut the awkward video some slack and say that we are excited to have Smith in Atlanta and believe he has the ability to take this franchise to the next level before it’s all said and done.