Falcons Pathetic in Another Playoff Loss

Major Changes Needed

Thankfully, It's Over (AP)

1) What Else is There to Say?

The Falcons aren’t any good in 2011. They never were and they lost to another good team. The truth hurts and the truth says that this team is nothing better than average and a team that can merely get in the playoffs on a regular basis because they sure as the hell can’t do anything once they’re there. They didn’t beat a good team all year besides Detroit and they failed yet again in the playoffs. No more excuses are to be had and what other proof does Arthur Blank need to know that serious changes need to be in order after 4 years of a “process” and you can’t win one playoff game or even score any offensive points for that matter. There’s really nothing else to say.

2) New Offensive Coordinator Needed

Game Over (AP)

It’s hard to imagine that Mike Mularkey will be a part of the Atlanta Falcons organization much longer. Yes, he’s done some good things and helped to stabilize this franchise and while it may not be all his fault, ultimately it is his responsibility to have a productive offense with so many weapons at his disposal. Zero points in the first half against an average defense. He may get a head coaching job and everyone wishes him the best, but his time as the Falcons offensive coordinator should be over.

3) There “Should” Be a New Defensive Coordinator

Even though some will say the defense did it’s part early on, Brian Van Gorder doesn’t deserve another year either based on his summative resume as his time in Atlanta. While it’s unlikely that Dimitroff and the rest in the front office will elect to get rid of both coordinators in one off-season, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t. The Falcons defense has underachieved every year and can’t stop anyone on 3rd down hardly ever, as witnessed when Hakeem Nicks took a simple crossing route and took it to the house past like 6 Falcons defenders. Year 4 of the “process” and the Falcons need a complete overhaul on the coaching staff, including the defensive coordinator as well.

4) Post-Mortem on the 2011 Atlanta Falcons

Should Turner Come Back? (AP)

This team was never any good and could never beat anybody worth anything and this was a perfect ending to this season. The season was a complete bookend with them being outclassed in Chicago to open the season and them being embarrassed yet again in the playoffs. They couldn’t even score any offensive points against the Giants, the same way they couldn’t score any offensive points against the Bears to open the season. They beat one playoff team all year in the Detroit Lions and were 0-5 against the rest (Saints x 2, Packers, Texans, Giants). Anyone who expected this team do suddenly transform and be above average was delusional. Some fans will even be thankful that this merciless season of underachievement has finally come to a close.

5) Smith on Watch

Yes, he’ll be back and his resume deserves that, but for all the success he’s had during the regular season, he’s 0-3 in the playoffs and for all the talk of “learning from his playoff losses,” he obviously has not. He deserves a chance to prove himself again, but much of the ability to designate the staff should be taken out of his hands. Another year of major underachievement next year may put his future in doubt going forward.

6) Major Decisions Ahead

Where do the Falcons go from here in terms of personnel? Surely, a new offensive coordinator will bring a new system to town because the current one just didn’t work. You can’t call yourselves a power running team when you can’t get a yard several times throughout the year to make the difference in a game. Currently, the front office is pretty limited in terms of cap space and have many free agents to either re-sign or let go and much of that will determine what direction this team takes. Some fans even favor just blowing up most of the roster and starting over.

Will DeCoud Be Back? (AP)

Should the Falcons keep Abraham for 8+ million? What about Turner? Should they hang onto him in his final year of his contract when he obviously is on the downside of his career? Surely, they must re-ink Grimes, but how much will he ask? Is Ovie Mughhelli worth all that money? Who will they bring back who are slated to become free agents between Jason Snelling, Harry Douglas, Kroy Biermann, Curtis Lofton, Thomas DeCoud, Will Svitek, and so on? They have no 1st round draft pick to hang their hats on either. Major decisions for Thomas Dimitroff in absolutely his biggest off-season as Atlanta Falcons General Manager.

Have fun………..

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Me

January 8th, 2012
4:34 pm

Hope to god we get a new OC.

LRD

January 8th, 2012
4:36 pm

Mr Mularkey.. .meet Mr. Door.

Coop

January 8th, 2012
4:37 pm

Why did we let time run out in the 1st half with 2 timeouts in our pocket? WTF Smitty!?! You coach scared and your team plays scared.

SeminoleWarrior

January 8th, 2012
4:37 pm

A repear from the prior post but it sets, IMHO, the tone.

Big Ray, your point is well made and I concur. What we will find out also in those 24 to 48 hours that you mentioned is WHO is REALLY calling the shots in ATL.

I concur. If Patriot Way South is really about the mindset of TD, then we will begin an immediate search for new OCs and DCs, a secondary coach, and an active set of high profile releases of players starting with Dunta Robinson and Peria Jerry.

Last Monday was Black Monday in STL and TPA. Tomorrow, it should be Blue Monday at the Branch with the IMMEDIATE release of BVG, Mad Mike, and Tim Lewis.

Steve Spagnuolo and Brian Schottemheimer should be on the phone right now with TD…..

DePlane

January 8th, 2012
4:38 pm

Ouch…you tell it like it is brother!

R Brown

January 8th, 2012
4:38 pm

D3 – No need to write a new post. Just go back and take snippets from some prior ones. I went back and read some. The same shhhhtuff you and many on the cage pointed out still is true for this game. You and the CFam gave credit when it was due but also lit the team on fire when it was called for. And yet we find ourselves in the last game of the season with many of the same issues from game one.

You posted this on the Chicago game in September D3. Sound familiar???

“1) Where Does This Rank?
Where does this embarrassing excuse for a football game rank in your Falcons memory? It may not be the worst performance in history, but coming on the heels of the Debacle in the Dome, this Collapse in Chicago could be a bad omen for the season. There’s a difference between blind loyalty and not calling it like you see it. Frankly put, this one of the worst games this team has played under the Coach Smith regime. A team and coaching staff that prides itself on staying calm and collected completely unraveled and seemed sophomoric and absolutely outclassed. Kind of like the last game they played in the playoffs.”

I agree D3, heads must roll but with the Julio trade and it’s impact, I don’t know if I have any confidence in TD to make the right moves. Hell did Ray Edwards play today?. I don’t think I heard his name all day.

Chop Buster

January 8th, 2012
4:39 pm

Send ALL these MF’n coaches outta here. None of them deserve to be here…SMITTY included. I don’t want to hear about what he has done and give him another chance. He’s been the main problem intervening in the coaching and not making his coaches and players accountable.

Falcon Fan 24-7

January 8th, 2012
4:39 pm

Fire all the coaches and keep these players.

SeminoleWarrior

January 8th, 2012
4:40 pm

Another repeat from the prior post….but again, a point well worth noting.

A look ahead…do not look for much help in terms of the draft or free agency next season. As it stands right now, the Falcons are about $25 million under the projected cap with several key players like to be in line for new deals. There are also key decisions to be made on the defensive line as well as the impending need to start long term negotiations with MR2 on a contract extension.

What you see on the field right now is probably as good as it will get for the foreseeable future. So it will take a new direction, a new way of thinking, to get the MAX out of this group.

mj

January 8th, 2012
4:40 pm

If Mr. Blank is sincere about winning a Super Bowl, he needs to man up on the coaching staff. Our loss today was more of Van Gorder being a college DEF CORD and Bull Mularkey preparation of our offensive game plan. No way we should have gotten embarrassed by the Giants. I am not sure that losing Smith is something we should consider but we lost three games this year that we totally got out coached. That should not happen.

Falcon Fan 24-7

January 8th, 2012
4:40 pm

MIKE MARTZ FOR OC.

Mo

January 8th, 2012
4:40 pm

Seriously guys did we really expect anything other than an embarrassing butt kicking in the playoffs? Matt Ryan is a good QB but he will never be a great QB and in this day and age of aerial offensive domination he will never will a Superbowl. Matt Ryan’s style of play is from an era that has passed with the rules being changed to suit QB’s with big arms. With no 1st rd pick next season and way too many guys up for free agency don’t expect any major positive changes in the roster either. If Authur Blank does not fire someone on this coaching staff or front office this week at the latest you will know without a doubt this organization either does not know what it’s next step should be or is not interested in taking it. Don’t get me wrong the current staff is good, good enough to get teams to the playoffs good enough to get winning records but it is not a championship caliber coaching staff or front office. These coaches are learning on the job while the window of opportunity quickly closes for some of the players on this team that actually deserve to win rings. By the time this team gets it together and wins a ring…if they ever win one, it will not be with the likes of Tony Gonzalez, Michael Turner, John Abraham and maybe even Mat Ryan. Some big name coach with a proven track record is gonna have to come to Atlanta and break this cycle.

When Do We Get Serious

January 8th, 2012
4:42 pm

We need a leader at the QB spot. I love Ryan but he is just not a field general. He would serve well in a backup roll. He is not hungry nor is he an on field coach. Smith needs to go back to math class, three is better than zero.

R Brown

January 8th, 2012
4:42 pm

SW – “What you see on the field right now is probably as good as it will get for the foreseeable future. So it will take a new direction, a new way of thinking, to get the MAX out of this group.”

You’re not helping SW

around town

January 8th, 2012
4:42 pm

Falcons are an embarrassment against good teams, especially in the playoffs. Their offensive line cannot block, their running back is weak and slow, and the HC regularly makes poor decisions, among other things. Their defense is ok in spots, but inevitably falls apart on a regular basis. Only in a town accustomed to losing could this group remain together much longer.

mj

January 8th, 2012
4:44 pm

When you are a cap salary with only three teams ahead of you and make the playoffs, you perform at a higher level. I think our coaches just did not put together a plan to compliment our talent. It is very obvious to anyone that watched the entire year. We need to hire real time cordinators! Mr. Blank, comm’on man!

SeminoleWarrior

January 8th, 2012
4:45 pm

R Brown, I feel your pain. But I also see the light. Whomever comes in as the new OC and/or DC will have to work with the majority of what is already in place. I do not think that is a bad thing. The talent is there. THIS COACHING staff does not know how to use it in a consistent manner and IS certainly not capable of SHOW UP in big games.

JJ

January 8th, 2012
4:46 pm

Big Ray, co-sign your 4:27 post. Need to get 2 men n truck to move it over.

I know the OBCM knows this but for some of you newer fans, D3’s off season and predraft is really the best time in the cage. No embarassement on national tv at least!

John Waynesworld

January 8th, 2012
4:47 pm

Fire both Coordinators. Give Smitty another year for bringing us out of the NFL fire, but he only gets one more chance to show he can beat good teams.

And what’s with other teams continually bringing up the dirty bird dance? We don’t even rate being mocked. These idiots are still razzing a Falcon dance that was last done by our guys 12 years ago.

dawgdip

January 8th, 2012
4:47 pm

Falcons need to go out and get some offensive linemen. The group currently on the line do not get the job done, You can’t get ONE yard in a playoff game. They are pathetic.

Falcon Fan 24-7

January 8th, 2012
4:48 pm

Matt Ryan, Mike Turner, and Roddy White all set new franchise records this season. They can play but the coaches cant coach in crunch time.. I will be glad if and when we get our outdoor stadium. That will help us become accustomed to playing outdoors especially on the road. The Dome is making us to comfortable, thus producing ” fool’s gold”. None of the elite teams play indoors.

MIKE MARTZ FOR OC. Go Figure.

Big Ray

January 8th, 2012
4:51 pm

Seminole Warrior ,

Agreed, the process goes on. I don’t know, however, how much good faith Smitty has with Blank and TD. Blank is likely to step in and maybe a bit too much. This could be a good thing, or maybe not.

I don’t know that McKay has as much pull as you say, either. The issue with that is simply this – if he had anything to do with the inner workings and machinations of this failure, he has to share in the blame. You can’t have the big boss’s ear and then slink away untouched to the shadows when your whispered plan does not work. Blank is still a businessman, and he knows failure when he sees it. If Dimitroff feels that there is too much collusion (especially if he feels it influencing/directing him), he’ll leave, and somebody will pick him up quick. That’s a good card for him to pull if he talks with Blank alone and decides he needs to move elsewhere. I pray that such is not the case because good GMs don’t grow on trees, and I believe we have a good one.

Having said that – you’re also right that there won’t be major help/changes coming roster-wise. I’m not convinced that we need such changes as wide spread as some may feel we do. I think we can get a LOT MORE done with who we have, but that the right coaches and schemes need to be injected to accomplish this.

I think you have seen things from the start that some of us weren’t willing or simply couldn’t see. But I don’t forget what I read. Ever.

R Brown

January 8th, 2012
4:51 pm

SW – The hard part to take is that you’re right. What with all the players on the team we can’t keep and some we’re stuck with and the cap restraints and less picks, how do we reload.

sl3_007

January 8th, 2012
4:51 pm

There is plenty of blame to throw around, but elite quarterbacks make something happen. We don’t have an elite quarterback. He plainly choked today. He was afraid to throw the ball downfield. He was indecisive. The defense finally ran out of steam having to score all the points, all 2 of them.

Ed

January 8th, 2012
4:53 pm

Mid 3rd quarter the Falcons absolutely self destructed. I thought the offense and defense were both pretty balanced in the 1st half but the 2 decent drives that the Falcons had they were unable to come away with any points whatsoever, that’s on Matt Ryan and the playmakers as well as the offensive coordinator but Julio and Roddy can only catch what Matt Ryan throws them. I think this offseason should b e centered around finding. A new more creative offensive coordinator and getting some more and better offensive linemen to protect Ryan. I think more than anything though the Falcons need Matt Ryan to become more like Eli, Brees and his fellow Quarterbacks in the league that have won big games both in the regular season as well as the playoffs. I’ve got to say I’m starting to have my doubts whther or not he’s a big game QB. Todays loss was more on the offense’s in ability to even sniff the endzone. It will take me til atleast Valentines day to get over this loss.

Atlanta Native

January 8th, 2012
4:53 pm

Another well good article D3.

Ashamed. That’s what I feel like right now. Turned the game off in the 3rd qtr. again today for the second game in a row. We deserve to be ridiculed. We deserve to be made fun of. It’s time for MM and BVG to be shown the door instead of protection. I’ve said this all season, we will not “progress” in the “process” any further with MM and BVG in their current roles. We are a long way from being an elite team even though we have a roster full of good players.

Falcon Fan 24-7

January 8th, 2012
4:54 pm

Mike Smith is a former defensive coordinator from the Jacksonville Jaguars.The worst team in the AFC.

MIKE MARTZ FOR OC. Go figure.

Big Ray

January 8th, 2012
4:55 pm

R Brown ,

It hurts me no less than it hurts you. But think about rosters this way – how much was San Franciso’s roster different from last year to this year? Enter a new head coach and his picked staff, and you saw a HUGE, HUGE difference, did you not? In only a single season, with a ROOKIE head coach, no?

Rosters aren’t always what you think they are. It’s one thing if you look at the defense and you realize that nobody can tackle, nobody can cover, and nobody can pressure the QB. That’s not true of our defense. It’s different if you look at the offense and you see that nobody can block, nobody can throw, nobody can run, and nobody can catch. Or you’re missing something as natural and primitive as speed. But that’s not true of our offense. Teams with major gaps or holes on either side of the ball DO NOT WIN double digit games….definitely not out of the NFC South.

Don’t get me wrong – the roster needs improvement. But what controls the roster needs improvement far more.

There will be phone calls TONIGHT. Bank on it.

Brian Friel

January 8th, 2012
4:57 pm

I think Mike Smith has done a good job in Atlanta. However, you can’t overhaul the offensive coordinator and the defensive coordinator and keep the head coach. This game spells disaster next year under Coach Smith. This team for the first time since Mike Smith has coached, totally quit on him.
bottom line: if you need two new coordinators, and the team quit on the head coach in the playoffs, it’s not fixable.
Jon Gruden went to Tampa Bay in similar circumstances and won a Super Bowl in one year. He could do it here. Make a move to get to the next level while this teams intact because they have talent. I’d take 5 bad years for just one Super Bowl ring. Ask the Giants…
Mr Blank, it’s time to make a move. Mike has lost the confidence of the team and it was embarrassing to all Falcon Fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charles

January 8th, 2012
4:58 pm

I just have this to ask, Where are all the Mike Vic HEATERS, at least he took us to the playoffs and WON!!! What have Mattie Ice DONE???

darrell starks

January 8th, 2012
4:58 pm

16 GAMES

1. FALCONS @ BEARS L 12- 30

2. FALCONS HOME EAGLES W 35 – 31

3. FALCONS @ BUCCANEERS L 13 – 16

4. FALCONS @ SEAHAWKS W 30 – 28

5. FALCONS HOME PACKERS L 14 – 25

6. FALCONS HOME PANTHERS W 31 – 17

7. FALCONS @ LIONS W 23 – 16

8. FALCONS @ COLTS W 31 – 7

9. FALCONS HOME SAINTS L 23 – 26

10 FALCONS HOME TITANS W 23 – 17

11. FALCONS HOME VIKINGS W 24 – 14

12. FALCONS @ TEXANS L 10 – 17

13. FALCONS HOME PANTHERS W 31 – 23

14. FALCONS HOME JAGURS W 41 – 14

15. FALCONS @ SAINTS L 16 – 45

16 FALCONS HOME BUCCANEERS W 45 – 24

A FRAUD SEASON ONLY BEAT 2 TEAMS WITH A WINNING RECORD WOW!!!!!!!!

FIRE MIKE SMITH AND HIRE JEFF FISHER.

GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SeminoleWarrior

January 8th, 2012
5:00 pm

Big Ray, it is not AB that I am worried about stepping in. It is Rich McKay. AB is still too trusting of Rich. And this is the PERFECT STORM for Rich to step in and add “his touch”. Rich appears to be close to AB now days than Stephanie.

The Jags may be the worst OFFENSIVE team in the AFC but that defense is up and coming. Tucker did a nice job with it. Like Del Rio, Smith is out of his league when it comes to offensive football.

Big Wally

January 8th, 2012
5:00 pm

Time to hold Dimitroff accountable for this bag of stiffs that he put on this roster. He was suppose to build us into a team like New England.

mj

January 8th, 2012
5:02 pm

I am ok with not winning a playoff game if it means bringing back thugs. It did Andy well this year.

steven A.

January 8th, 2012
5:02 pm

Matt “Ice” Ryan….Enough said. He is much closer to Scotty Pippen than Michael Jordan. Ice is a real
nice guy, however, he lacks confidence away from home. The players have now definitely lost confidence in him.

D3

January 8th, 2012
5:02 pm

Not even that pissed. I knew this was coming, just a matter of by how much. Let’s just talk about this team as a product in business terms……..

Arthur Blank HAS to make some big changes in pure business terms. While not back to 2007 levels, this process has hit a wall and it will be a major struggle for this team to sellout the Dome going forward. When you have hardcore fans like us, many of us season ticket holders pondering whether we will re-up, think about all those undecideds that the ticket recruiting office have their eyes on. Will they try and find extra cash to go and watch a poor product on the field? Not even including parking, food, concessions, gas, etc.? Blank has a major re-sell of this team because this team has to reprove itself because no one (not even us fans) believe this team has any shot to do much more than beat crappy teams and we are quickly becoming irrelevant yet again in the NFL world. Hell, FOX’s post-game show didn’t mention us once after the game was over (can’t blame them).

Making some major coaching changes would go a long ways toward re-establishing goodwill to fans and season ticket holders. Piecemeal won’t do the trick. Getting rid of Mularkey only and maybe Tim Lewis will not do it. There has to be a sign from Blank that he really is serious about being a legit contender, not a pretender who feasts on weak teams and not only gets beat by good teams, but gets embarrassed.

I know I sound crazy, but this is the best thing to happen. A hallow victory against the Giants would have given the illusion of progress and minimal changes would have been made.

E43

January 8th, 2012
5:03 pm

I don’t care who the falcons bring back. There’s not one Falcon besides Ryan worth keeping over offensive and defensive line upgrades.

Von

January 8th, 2012
5:04 pm

I’ve been saying it all year…your Falcons are not a top tier team! Don’t even mention the Saints and Falcons in the same sentence. I like coach Smith, but the Falcons have NO identity. They’re built for run…but want to pass. You just can’t gamble your picks on a receiver when you really need a a tackle and another tight end that can really stretch the field. Il like Gonzales, but again look at the blueprint from the Saints and Patriots in that regard. I need not say more about that. Another thing. Stop trying to make Ryan a top tier QB…he’s not and never will be, but he is a “GOOD” QB. Or would you prefer Tebow? Be carful what you ask for.
So yet again the Falcons have proven every Saints fan right….they are no match for the Black and Gold. The Saints have a great GM and coach, a top tier QB and a committed fan base. The Atlanta Falcons lack all of those key ingredients to winning. That my friends is the cold hard Truth!

Jim

January 8th, 2012
5:05 pm

Watch the underneath crossing route by Cruz.

Dunta R. was barely jogging on the play. Got rid of him!

Screen Pass

January 8th, 2012
5:05 pm

“There will be phone calls TONIGHT. Bank on it.” – Big Ray

Thats part of the problem BR. These phone calls should have already been made. I realize since I’m not truly OSCM nor do the FFL thing that what I say is ignored by some…however nothing I’ve said has been or can be proven wrong in regards to our CS. The problems have been glaring and obvious for a long time even if some seem to just now take off the homer glasses and see the beer mug isn’t half full just broken and shattered. Not trying to say I am or the others who pointed out flaws are great or omnipotent, just that things have been bad a long while even tho many refused to see. If out top brass is clueless or blinded by homer glasses then the incompetence goes higher than Smitty. That is the real crisis that should be focused on.

Big Wally

January 8th, 2012
5:05 pm

Get rid of Dimitroff. Quit giving him a pass.

D3

January 8th, 2012
5:06 pm

Cap Savers —-

Chris Redman — $2.8 million
Sam Baker — $2.9 million
Ovie Mughelli — $3 million

There’s almost $9 million there alone.

steve brown

January 8th, 2012
5:06 pm

1) Manning takes the hit while completing key passes-Ryan had happy feet all day and looked as if he was playing scared.
2) Defense deserved better and the offense was as creative and as interesting as watching paint dry.
I for one am tired of years of getting my hopes up only to be disappointed by the Falcons, Hawks, Braves and the long lost Thrashers. It is time to be less invested in these past-times and find something else to get interested in.

D3

January 8th, 2012
5:09 pm

sl — Of course Ryan deserves blame like they all do, but your ire for Ryan is blinding you to the fact that this was/is an epic failure by this coaching staff. Why do you think Ryan has gotten worse since his rookie year? Blaming him alone is ridiculous. Now, if he does poorly under a new coordinator than I’ll agree with you.

R Brown

January 8th, 2012
5:09 pm

Big Ray – Kinda goes to my comment about my loss of confidence in TD. Resigining TG to 7 mil,, the draft of JJ, Ray Edwards, Peria and so on. Even considering paying Abraham 8 mil is as absurd as TG’s resigining. I don’t think Mike Smith is going to “hire” any coordinators this time around. I betcha AB and TD will be heavily involved and have major veto power which will destroy the autonomy a head coach has to have.

Screen Pass

January 8th, 2012
5:09 pm

“I know I sound crazy, but this is the best thing to happen. A hallow victory against the Giants would have given the illusion of progress and minimal changes would have been made.” – D3

Thats not crazy talk lol. Best point made yet and the only reason I’m not pissed we lost. We won today if Blank/ TD care to make the hard choices going forward.

B Love

January 8th, 2012
5:09 pm

Until the Falcons get an offensive line and a healthy pair of safties they aren’t going anywhere. Roddy dropped way too many balls, Tony didn’t get enough chances and Ryan was under constant pressure all game long. The failure to manage the time outs at the end of the first half was so stupid that a High School coach would have done better. What the hell was going on? The Falcons and their coaches were in the game for the first two minutes but once they got the sack in the end zone, they were done. We have a long way to go.

You Want The Truth?

January 8th, 2012
5:11 pm

In four seasons, a few things have not changed.

The offense has never been elite, even thought the talent is there.

The defense has always been mediococre. Vanilla schemes and weak secondary.

And your coaches have always struggled with second half adjustments.

So my question is: Why is anyone surprised?

You knew how this movie would end.

Every team in the this state has talent, but the coaches and decision-makers aren’t killers.

They don’t want to be champions, just “good enough.” Braves, Hawks, Falcons, Tech, UGA, Ga State, Ga Southern, and on and on. All the same.

John Waynesworld

January 8th, 2012
5:12 pm

After all the talk is over in April, the Falcons will select an offensive lineman with their first pick. They may even trade up into the first round to get one and I would applaud them if they did.

tap

January 8th, 2012
5:12 pm

the falcons need a new quarterback that dosn’t choke in the big games and then tries to make his stats look good at the end of the game by throwing dinky passes. its amazing the since of urgency he played with less than two minutes to make his stats look like he did his job. and like i said before the defense along with matt ryan, micheal turner and the off and def coordinatoors need to stay in newyork because they are an embarrassement and disgrace to atlanta. but like all atlanta teams from the falcons to uga to tech and the hawks and braves, there environrment makes them soft because as mad as we the fans get, they leave off the field non caring because they will return home with a bunch of women still throwing themselves at them and stroking their ego. how can any atl team have heart when the women are always treating them like kings when they come off the field with a loss. we need champions not a bunch of T.I.’S