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Nolan, Koetter, Give Falcons Balance
It's no secret that the Falcons' change of coordinators last offseason has been a major factor in the team's success. As we head into the postseason, it's clear that the level of coaching Atlanta has will be one of the biggest differences between this year's club and the one in 2010 that also went 13-3 and earned the top seed in the NFC.
"In my mind we have the best coaching staff in the NFL," Smith said.
Falcons Prepared to Derail Seahawks
Seattle has been one of the hottest team in the NFL of late, and momentum is just about everything in the postseason. However, the Falcons have a plan in place to stop the Seahawks' in their tracks and advance to the conference championship.
"We're a much more mature team because of our experiences," Smith told reporters Monday. "I think you learn from your previous experiences in the playoffs. This is a team that’s been very focused from the beginning of the season."