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The best of your angry #FireSark tweets

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Falcons fans are angry after a season of uneven offense ended with a terrible offensive performance. Lots of people are complaining about Steve Sarkisian, and here’s our favorite tweets about it.

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It’s the second year in a row that Atlanta Falcons fans watch their hopes and dreams crushed by ineffective play-calling. This year, it’s Steve Sarkisian, who has danced the line between getting it and stunning incompetence. It was a bad year after seeing what essentially the same personnel was able to do in 2016.

We aren’t sure what will happen to the offensive coaching staff, other than adding a new quarterback coach. There were a lot of execution issues, and Dan Quinn may consider giving Sarkisian another year and hope for a second-year bounce back, a la Kyle Shanahan.

Whatever happens, people are still mad on Twitter.

Atlanta could have two world champions in one year? I like the sound of that.

I don’t want to suggest that coaching isn’t a very difficult job, full of countless considerations regarding matchups, personnel, game flow, schemes, tendencies, and numerous other things I don’t even understand. I do want to suggest that coaches can occasionally make it more difficult than it needs to be. Sarkisian has been guilty of this a lot this year by misusing his personnel.

Sarkisian has not been able to utilize Tevin Coleman at all this year, and even when he’s clearly the better running back, he refuses to play the hot hand. A related complaint you can see in this stat: why isn’t Tevin Coleman involved in the passing game?

The Falcons have had a number of must-win situations where Sarkisian has to pull out some high percentage plays, but it usually ended like this. I’ll never forget that jet sweep.

Ledbetter bringing the heat this morning!

If the Falcons make a move on Sarkisian, I wouldn’t expect it for a little while. He’s been bad, but I don’t think he’s been bad enough to be fired next day. They will probably take a step back, look at the season as a whole, consider available options, then make a choice. Until then, we have these tweets that cover all the different ways we’ve been disappointed this season.