Falcons fire coach Mike Smith

The Atlanta Falcons fired coach Mike Smith today.

Smith went 1-4 in the playoffs.

This time, the Falcons didn't qualify. They went 6-10 for their second consecutive losing season under Smith.

"Smitty's contributions to our club, team and city over the last seven years are numerous," Falcons coach Arthur Blank said in a statement. "His accomplishments on the field made him the most successful coach in the 49-year history of the Falcons, and we are grateful for the foundation he has laid for us for the future."

The Falcons lost 34-3 Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Falcons went 66-46 in the regular season under Smith.

He made the playoffs four times in seven seasons. However, the Falcons won just 10 games in the past two seasons.

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Aaron WIlson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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