Falcons head coach won't take questions on Desmond

Falcons head coach won't take questions on Desmond Ridder's playing time 'I'm not answering the hypothetical'

Marcus Mariota is the beginning quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons

After a solid preseason, the clock is ticking when Ridder will unseat Mariota for the beginning quarterback work

"I'm not noting the speculative, dream football, that sort of BS," Smith said Monday. "It's theoretical

The 7-10 record from last year was likewise misdirecting, as five of those wins came against groups that wound up with a terrible record

"We need to understand what we have in Marcus Mariota. If you have any desire to make this around '23, I mean, you can ask all over," Smith said