Falcons owner Arthur Blank expected to keep head coach Mike Smith in 2017

Despite his team's disastrous 2017 performance in the face of championship expectations, Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith reportedly won't have to worry about his job security heading into the offseason. Team owner Arthur Blank has privately assured the sixth-year coach that he will be returning for the 2017 season, according to a report from the NFL Network. Eleven weeks into a season many in Atlanta expected to end with confetti falling in New Jersey, the Falcons are 2-8 and in the middle of a four-game losing streak. At best, they can finish 8-8 this season -- though there are certainly no signs of a turnaround occurring any time soon -- and are currently last place in the NFC South. McCormack helped lead the Browns to NFL Championships in 1954 and '55 and an Eastern Conference Championship in '57, playing along NFL greats like Otto Graham and Jim Brown. He earned Pro Bowl accolades six times and was voted to the Pro...
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