Atlanta Falcons: 3 Reasons Mike Smith Should Be Considered a Top NFL Head Coach

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Atlanta Falcons: 3 Reasons Mike Smith Should Be Considered a Top NFL Head Coach
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A coach can be as revered or despised as any team or player, but one coach that has been seemingly overlooked altogether is Falcons head coach Mike Smith.

The man that started out with the Baltimore Ravens in 1999—and even won a Super Bowl with them the following year—is now one of the most successful head coaches in Atlanta Falcons’ history. 

Yet, it seems that, this season, the Falcons have been slighted at every turn. 

Having gone undefeated through the first half of the season, Atlanta was still not favored as the best team in the NFL

Moreover, while coaches make their yearly trips to the hot seat, Smith receives little adoration and even comes under fire for not having attempted a two-point conversion in the Falcons’ first loss of the season to the New Orleans Saints.

Here are three reasons to give Smith his due.

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