Mark Bradley

Mark Bradley is a sports columnist and blogger for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

You tell me (and Arthur Blank): What should the Falcons do?


The sideline-stalking owner in a happier moment. (Brant Sanderlin/AJC photo)

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.

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You'll note that I've stopped short of the Birds reaching the Super Bowl. I'm crazy, but not that crazy.

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Mark Bradley is a sports columnist and blogger for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has been with the AJC since 1984.