Before action got underway on the field on Sunday, there was a report about Jon Gruden’s future that included a reference to the Falcons.
Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com reported that Gruden’s likeliest targets for a return to coaching are the Raiders and Falcons in the event that those jobs open up. The Falcons fell to 2-7 against the Seahawks on Sunday, but General Manager Thomas Dimitroff said after the game that Smith’s job is secure when he was asked about the “agitating” report regarding Gruden.
“Mike Smith is a hell of a football coach; he’s the leader of this team,” Dimitroff said, via ESPN.com. “Mike’s going nowhere.”