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Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekIncluded Columnist IVDecember 26, 2023

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The 2023 season has actually been an irregular roller rollercoaster for the Atlanta Falcons, however head coach Arthur Smith and basic supervisor Terry Fontenot are apparently most likely still going to belong of the trip in 2024.

According to Albert Breer of Sports IllustratedFalcons owner Arthur Blank is “trending towards offering Smith and Fontenot another year.”

Breer indicated Sunday’s commanding 29-10 success over the Indianapolis Colts and how it revealed the group’s total ceiling with young playmakers such as Bijan Robinson, Kyle Pitts and Drake London all making contributions.

The quarterback position has actually been a problem as Atlanta has actually bounced in between Desmond Ridder and Taylor Heinicke throughout a 7-8 project, however the latter played well versus the Colts by going 23-of-33 for 229 lawns, one goal and absolutely no interceptions.


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Atlanta is still well within reach of the playoffs and simply one video game behind the 8-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC South. It likewise completes with roadway video games versus the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints, who both have losing records.

While there have actually been numerous reports throughout the season recommending Smith is both safe and in risk of being fired, a late push into the playoffs would be rather the argument in his favor.

Even if the Falcons do not reach the postseason in 2023, the newest from Breer appears to suggest he and Fontenot will be offered another chance to develop a winner. Whether that implies sticking with Ridder and Heinicke or including a quarterback by means of totally free firm or the draft stays to be seen, however there suffice playmakers on the Atlanta lineup to produce optimism progressing.

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