The media has fallen in love with the notion that the Atlanta Falcons have the worst roster and the lowest expectations among all 32 NFL teams. That is simply not true and is a lazy statement, which we previously talked about in another article.
Naturally, those same notions have snuck into the Falcons building and no one is buying it, especially the head man, Arthur Smith.
The Falcons’ head coach has a fiery press conference after being asked a passive-aggressive question
The Falcons are obviously in the middle of training camp right now and their head coach Arthur Smith took the podium for a conference with the media — and it was not the calmest interview, to say the least.
You must go watch it now on NFL.com before you read this any further. It is linked right below:
As you could hear in the video, a reporter asked Arthur if he has to change how he coaches because of all the low expectations from the outsiders. It is definitely a strange question.
Immediately you could tell Arthur was annoyed and frustrated as he responded with a very intelligent and informative answer that really destroyed the reporter’s question.
He basically compared it to the iPhone and how when it was coming out it was heavily critiqued but ended up being one of the most successful inventions in history. Followed by him basically saying that you can find whatever you want on the internet, especially a lot of “comedy.”
He has a strong point, no one ever predicted that the 2016 Atlanta Falcons would go to the Super Bowl. Barely any people thought that the Bengals would make it to the Super Bowl last year. Heck, no one, absolutely no one expected at the halfway point of the MLB season last year that the Atlanta Braves would go on to win the World Series, but they did it anyway.
There are so many sports predictions every year where the exact opposite thing ends up happening.
People can make educated guesses and just pure guesses on what a team is and isn’t capable of in any given year, but no one truly knows what will happen, no one. It takes one weird bounce of the ball for those projections to fly out of the window.
You cannot blame Arthur Smith for being frustrated at comments and questions like that from people who are not in the building every single day. He knows this team better than anyone on the planet and has the utmost faith in them.
To be fair though, it is the reporter’s job to sometimes ask questions that might sound dumb to coaches and sometimes the audience.
Part of each player’s job is to believe in themselves and the rest of the team. They would have never made it to the NFL if they didn’t believe.
Every Falcons fan hopes they end up being correct because the majority of people are not expecting much from this team. It is best to keep expectations low but hopes high so you don’t end up extremely disappointed in the end, because we have all gone through enough brutal disappointment.
Anyways, following Arthur Smith getting frustrated with a reporter referred to negative opinions from outside people, it feels like a perfect time to promote my recent article on the mediocre predictions for the first part of the Falcons season! Click the link right below to read it: