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Smith just was fired by the Falcons after three unsuccessful seasons as their head coach. In three seasons running the show in Atlanta, Smith went 7-10 in each season, finishing no better than third in the NFC South.
He also was unable to find and develop a quarterback to replace franchise mainstay Matt Ryan. Smith brought Marcus Mariota, who had been with him with the Tennessee Titans, to Atlanta and also used a third-round draft pick on Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder and brought in free agent Taylor Heinicke, but none proved to be an answer at quarterback.
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