Former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith has something to offer. Putting aside his sometimes questionable in-game decision making, the man has skills. (Nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills, to name a few.) He quickly distanced this franchise from the back-to-back disasters that were Mike Vick and Bobby Petrino. For that, I'll always admire him.
Now that the season has ended, Smitty's name is starting to circulate. Some folks linked him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, penciling him in at defensive coordinator under Dirk Koetter. Heck, he's even interviewing for Tom Coughlin's old job with the New York Giants.
Mike Smith has something to prove, and that likely is one reason why he is in the mix as a Giants head coaching candidate. Smith, 56, will meet with the Giants on Monday and will be the sixth interview set up by Mara, the co-owner, and Jerry Reese, the general manager. Former Bills head coach Doug Marrone interviewed Saturday for the job that until recently belonged to Tom Coughlin.
I'm not certain this is the job for Smitty. Falcons fans aren't nearly as scary as Giants fans. What's more, he might be better off taking a coordinator job and seeing where that goes.