Will the Falcons Fire Ray Hamilton after the 2013 Season?

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Fact: Ray Hamilton couldn't teach sasquatch to bull rush a four-year-old girl

If anyone has marginal job security right now, it's Alex Welch's worthless, no-deodorant-wearing behind the Falcons' defensive line coach, Ray Hamilton. Without being unnecessarily harsh, I'll say this: Hamilton may not be with the Falcons in 2014. In fact, there's a very good chance he won't be. The Falcons are generating marginal pass rush, and that's just not good enough.

To be fair, Hamilton isn't working with the best supporting cast. Jonathan Babineaux and Osi Umenyiora are the only elite players in the defensive line rotation. While players like Jonathan Massaquoi and Corey Peters are valuable parts of the rotation, the rotation as a whole is lacking. I know it. You know it. The whole darn league knows it.

Suddenly Mike Smith's tirade and subsequent pushing of Hamilton during last season's week 4 victory over the Panthers has a different look to it. One could logically infer that Smith was frustrated with Hamilton then, and he's undoubtedly frustrated with Hamilton now. There's good reason to be frustrated. The Falcons haven't consistently defended the pass efficiently during Smith's tenure. While inconsistent play and injuries have plagued their secondary since 2008, pass rush, or a distinct lack thereof, is undoubtedly a contributing factor. A big one.

So what say you? Is Ray Hamilton here to stay? Or will Mike Smith have the courage to let old "Sugar Bear" go?

Discuss!

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