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Arthur Smith: Fantasy Football Comments Are SO Tone-Deaf

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The Arthur Smith comments about Kyle Pitts / fantasy football are so tone-deaf. Smith won’t last long as the Falcons’ head coach. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Arthur Smith: Fantasy Football Comments Are SO Tone-Deaf

I don’t need to see any more information. Sometimes life is like American Idol. I don’t need to be a voice expert to know if someone can sing or not. Sometimes you just know right away if someone isn’t built to be an NFL head coach. The Falcons are 0-2 on the season and Arthur Smith just exposed himself as being one of the great dummies the NFL has to offer.

Anyone that drafted Kyle Pitts in fantasy has to be furious. I tried to warn you guys, but that’s beside the point. For a premier talent like Pitts, we expect more production than what he’s given thus far.

In Week 1, Pitts had seven targets but only had two catches for 19 yards. In Week 2, Pitts had the exact same stat line except for this time only on three targets. Not great…

After the loss to the Rams, Smith was asked why Pitts wasn’t a more focal point of the offense. Like any great idiot does, Smith answers in a way that has nothing to do with the question and digs himself into a further hole.

VIA PFT:

“It’s not fantasy football. We’re just trying to win, and we’ll continue to look at everything and try to get better.”

What exactly does that mean because for the life of me I just don’t understand.

A: Getting looks for the best player on your team is probably a good idea.

B: Whatever you’re doing isn’t working. “Trying to win games”. So your strategy is to not use your best player and lose them? I see 0-2 on the score cards.

C: You don’t want to make an enemy out of the sports mob. The sports mob may not be educated but trust me, they have influence.

Want an example? The Carson Wentz haters made the Colts cut ties with Wentz only to bring in the rotting version of Matt Ryan that has nothing left. The sports mob isn’t educated but they do have influence.

You really want to go down the path of angering fantasy football owners? Those same people are now getting their pitchforks ready to try to fire you. Way to go, genius.

I’ll just leave this one here.

At the end of the day, this statement just comes across as such a privileged scummy take. Arthur Smith’s dad is the founder of Fed Ex so yeah… a guy like that isn’t always self-aware of his actions. Smith won’t last long as the Falcons head coach. You can take that to the bank. Some of it isn’t his fault but this one… yeah you can’t get away with that.

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George Haislip

Firing Smith can’t happen soon enough. Does he really think he is going to win with Mariota running the read option? He says it’s “not fantasy football.” That’s fine if you are 2-0. But you are 0-2 and your best player has four receptions in two games for a whopping 38 yards. So he thinks this is good use of him?? He’s on pace for 36 receptions for 323 yds. That is $208,000 per reception. Is that smart use of Arthur Blank’s money? If I know that it’s not good use, then Arthur Blank knows he’s wasting his money and time with coach Smith. He will be fired before halfway mark of the season (hopefully).

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