The Falcons’ first season under the new regime was underwhelming, but Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot’s performances hinge on who you ask. Some people believe they exceeded expectations with a bottom-five roster, while others weren’t impressed with their ability to elevate that personnel.
Regardless, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither are championship franchises. The road is long and narrow; Fontenot’s job is to construct a competitive team, while Smith’s job is to win with said team. It is a partnership, and they can’t do it without one another.
The Falcons won’t know if the hires were the right ones until years down the road, but one credible person believes, at the very least, Arthur Smith is the man for the job.
On Wednesday, Lee Smith spoke with Dukes and Bell on 92.9 The Game. What he had to say was fascinating.