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Why is Mike Mularkey Still Employed?

Quick discussion post for y'all. And the topic du jour: what if Mularkey isn't fired?

I know. It's a forgone conclusion. He's got one foot out the door. His pink slip is en route.

I think the vast majority of Falcons fans would agree he needs to go. We've invested ad nauseum in this offense. We're past the transition stage. If we were only paying him to devise newfangled ways to fool opposing defenses on fourth and one, then maybe my patience tank wouldn't be on empty. But let's be honest, MM isn't fit to play call for a pop warner team.

So what's the hold up?! I'm totally lost as to why he's still employed. Several explanations have been offered over the last thirty or so hours. Some have opined that the franchise execs are taking a "classy" approach and allowing him to interview his way into another job. Others have suggested that TD and company are still evaluating.

Maybe my perspective is skewed - and there's a good chance I'm not thinking rationally - but I don't like either possibility. There are times to act quickly, and now is one of those times. Granted, there are nine long months until the Falcons play a meaningful snap. Still, the sooner the better in my opinion. It's not like he's done anything to warrant this particular brand of loyalty. The players are upset, the fan base is upset, and - to be frank - it's time to act. Yet they aren't acting. They're doing nothing. Nothing. And that concerns me. It makes me think the worst case scenario might come to fruition. I dare not entertain the possibility, though it does seem plausible.

If the Falcons brass is convinced the growing pains aren't worth the hassle, then I could see them standing mute. Sure, he might get a stern talking to; but at the end of the day, maybe they let me him stay notwithstanding his epic failure as an OC. I certainly hope that's not true. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried though. Don't get me wrong, our season just ended. Nonetheless, I saw them taking action quicker, and so far there's no indication they plan to take any action at all.