The Atlanta Falcons aren’t just a 5-9 team. They’re a 5-9 team that still might win the NFC South. In a way, that makes things tougher. Were they 5-9 in the AFC North, Arthur Blank’s course would be clearer. He could choose to fire Mike Smith and/or Thomas Dimitroff — or he could choose to fire neither — without having to ask, “But what if we win our next three games and upset Green Bay in Round 2?”
So today I’m asking for a bit of audience participation. You tell me (and perhaps A.M. Blank, who reads everything): What should be done? The polls below — there are four, so keep scrolling — reflect contingencies, and you can avail yourselves of any and all.
You’ll note that I’ve stopped short of the Birds reaching the Super Bowl. I’m crazy, but not that crazy.