NFL fans will put up with almost anything as long as their team is winning, but passion and patience don’t exactly go hand in hand. Once you begin to lose games, you begin to lose fans.
This is what Falcons head coach Arthur Smith is experiencing after the team’s third consecutive loss in Week 10. Smith’s job appears to be safe for the moment, but fans are ready to see Atlanta make a change at the bye week.
On Monday, Smith declined to name a starting quarterback for the remainder of the season. The Falcons head coach was asked about his response to those calling for his job.
Smith on criticism: "If you don't like that, don't sign up for it"
Falcons head coach Arthur Smith on his reaction to fans calling for his job: "If you don't like that, don't sign up for it. Coaches, players, anybody. If you don't like the pressure, there are other professions you can go do."
— Terrin Waack (@TerrinWaack) November 13, 2023
Falcons Twitter calls for Smith's firing
Use the bye to fire him… https://t.co/gRZTm3Sn8U
— JazzyJeffRealTalk (@JazzyJeffRealT1) November 13, 2023
Logging in to see if Arthur Smith got fired yet pic.twitter.com/dypLnq6jKe
— Falcoholic Matt (@FalcoholicMatt) November 13, 2023
… What an absolutely pathetic loss. They lost their Super Bowl week against the 1-8 Arizona Cardinals.
If Arthur Blank wanted to make a change, the bye week would be the perfect time to do so.
Will be keenly monitoring this situation as the week goes on.
— Cam Marino (@MarinoNFL) November 13, 2023
If my job was on the line I would already know my starter so they would get full preparation. https://t.co/Ebb26pTGgu
— BroTalk (4-5) (@BKsquared7) November 13, 2023
Woke up and Arthur Smith still my coach pic.twitter.com/4t156qp79M
— Kai (@SznPltts) November 13, 2023
Zin, it’s not working. It’s not just about yesterday. It’s the same game every week. Smith has had a 44-game sample now & they’ve averaged 19.7 ppg.
I’m as patient as they come but at some point you have to realize it’s not going to work. Throwing for 70 yds yesterday is a joke.
— Matt Chernoff (@RealMattlanta) November 13, 2023
Can't get over how the #Falcons spent three years gathering pieces for Arthur Smith's offense…and that offense is terrible.
Feels like we've all been bamboozled.
— Kevin Knight (@FalcoholicKevin) November 13, 2023
Falcons in QB purgatory currently and their sliding back down the draft poll, however, they will not be able to make a play for one of the top two guys… and honestly, if Arthur is still here… why would you want him to be? Falcons elected to go with a run heavy coach in modern
— 🎅🏽 Jolly Damski 🎄 (@Damski32) November 13, 2023
Y’all told me we’d be better than Detroit
Y’all told me Ridder can stabilize this offense and we didn’t need to upgrade the QB spot
Y’all told me this team would be improved
Y’all told me Bijan is the key to unlocking this offense
Y’all told me this team was winning the NFC South https://t.co/234ZWtmfTn
— Jack (@LowkeyJack19) November 13, 2023
— Andy (@AndySGallagher) November 13, 2023
#Falcons Head Coach Arthur Smith said he's not going to announce the team's starting QB yet, but will make that call to start the week next week. Said both players need improvements in certain areas, but liked where Ridder was at after "a reset."
— Joe Patrick (@japatrick200) November 13, 2023
— DirtyBirds4Life… We Got Next (@DirtyBirdRising) November 13, 2023
— Mo (@indigenousMo) November 13, 2023
These 2 Ass Wipes Need To Be Gone Expeditiously And I’m Not Playing. The First One In Arthur Smith And His Ineptitude Gotta Go ASAP Mckay Has Been Overstayed His Welcome. The Firing Of These 2 Is What We All Need pic.twitter.com/QL7QVYphG3
— RASHAD – CO OWNER OF EXTRA POINT PODCAST (@lilg29_) November 13, 2023
Great answer but I need those headsets on the way out. He can go coach the FedEx flag football team. https://t.co/EjuJ6OaBdY
— Jet Jackson (@Bari_3J) November 13, 2023
Me, curiously checking in on Falcons Twitter tonight pic.twitter.com/Q5yKQ22z2T
— Welp DW (@NFLDw) November 13, 2023
Desmond Ridder should start regardless of whether Heinicke is healthy. Started the veteran in two “must wins” and you’re 0-2. Let the kid play and either he figures it out or betters your draft spot. Either way is a win
— Blogging Dirty (@BloggingDirty) November 13, 2023
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