Breaking News: Bobby Petrino Resigns As Falcons Coach
Get me outta here!
Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino reportedly has resigned from the Atlanta Falcons and will take the same position at the University of Arkansas. You don’t see this often in the NFL during the season.
The Falcons, sitting at 3-10 and averaging a paltry 14 points a game, are going nowhere fast, and it seems Petrino wanted out of a franchise in total disarray. This comes a day after getting embarrassed on Monday Night Football by the Saints, 34-14. Arthur Blank’s somber mood, while being interviewed, makes perfect sense now (Let’s also put to rest that the fried chicken comment Blank made during the interview was innocent. I wasn’t offended and I don’t think many others were). It had to be crazy hearing Michael Vick’s name day in and day out and knowing the mercurial quarterback was never a possibility to run Petrino’s offense. I can’t see the Falcons locker room buying into Petrino’s scheme, so this move was most likely in the best interests of everyone involved. Petrino makes around 4 million and will take a million less on the collegiate level. Some coaches are made for the college game and Petrino seemed out of sorts the entire year in Flowery Branch.
More coming as story develops.