With the Falcoholic's Jeanna Thomas unable to cover Mike Smith's Monday press conference, we were stuck piecing together what Smitty said after the disastrous loss to the Cleveland Browns. It went by pretty quick.
Also, just about every response to the following tweets are very NSFW, so click with care.
Mike Smith speaking to media now. Said after reflection, he didn't do what he needed to for team to win the game.— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) November 24, 2014
Coach Smith: After reflecting and analyzing, I would have done some things differently. I didn't do my best to help us win.— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) November 24, 2014
Smith, looking pretty beaten down, was able to finally say one of the worst timeouts in NFL history was actually a bad idea. I am glad that was finally said and Smith took some accountability for single-handedly losing his second game this season due to poor time management skills.
At the very least, there is some level of accountability for bad decisions. If there will be any changes or adjustments, that is not as clear.
Smith said Julio and Matt Ryan were not out of sync yesterday.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) November 24, 2014
Well this is feels more familiar. I guess there were no problems with the Ryan to Julio connection, so expect no changes here.
Smith says the offense wasn't making explosive plays and the defense was giving them up; says that ratio doesn't work. #Falcons— Emily Adams (@_emilyjadams_) November 24, 2014
Oh yes, this really was a Smitty press conference. Smitty is still the best in the business in giving the fans absolutely no hope for next week. The Falcons did not play well and we can expect to see the same lineup, scheme and game plan going into next week.
Smith: William Moore will be padding up in practice this week. Is eligible to return to game Sunday.— Jay Adams (@FalconsJAdams) November 24, 2014
Finally! A ray of light from this season! Getting Moore will be great. He has been a playmaker and a quality veteran on the defense, and will allow the team with some flexibility on the defense.
Other than that, there was nearly nothing reported on the press conference. It really looks like the pressure is mounting on the Falcons head coach, I can only hope he tries something new after one of the most poorly-coached stretches of his career.