Worried about media analysis

Arthur Smith isn't worried about media analysis following the misfortune

The principal seven-day stretch of the 2022 NFL season isn't even over yet and the narrative surrounding the Falcons already seems to be taking shape

Atlanta's failure to take care of rivals, even with huge leads late in games

This was the situation on Sunday when the Falcons held a 26-10 lead in the final quarter prior to permitting 17-straight focuses to the Saints and losing 27-26

Smith proceeded to make sense of why he doesn't stress over external discernment

This Falcons regime does have a history of clashing with local media as Dean Pees expressed similar frustrations last season on multiple occasions

"The play never created," Smith said of the fumbled snap. "A quarterback-focus trade, under focus, in this way, it worked out