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Long-time NFL coach Mike Smith retires

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to a report, Mike Smith is retiring from coaching. He was last the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator from 2016 through 2018.

He was fired by the Buccaneers in October. In the first six weeks of the season, the Bucs had one of the worst defenses in the league.

Former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith shaking hands with Arthur Blank

Mike Smith shaking hands with Arthur Blank (Getty Images)

Smith was on the SiriusXM NFL Radio show on Tuesday with hosts Alex Marvez and Ed McCaffery.

“Well, Alex, I’ve been very blessed to have the opportunity to coach in the National Football League,” he said, according to “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.”

During the conversation with the hosts, according to, he said it was time to look to do something else in life.

“I’ve been in this league and coached for a long time and I think it’s time to go do something different,” he said.

Before being hired by the Bucs, he was the Atlanta Falcons Head Coach from 2008 through 2014. He went 66-46 in seven seasons.

In addition, the Falcons had a 1-4 playoff record during his tenure. The one win came during the 2012 season in the playoffs, before losing to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game.

His best record with the franchise was a 13-3 mark. He guided the team to a 13-3 mark in 2010 and again in 2012.

The Falcons missed the playoffs in the final two years of his tenure.

He was the Jacksonville Jaguars Defensive Coordinator from 2003 through 2007. He was the Baltimore Ravens Linebackers Coach in 2002.

Smith was the Ravens Defensive Assistant & Defensive Line Coach from 1999 through 2001. He was the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Defensive Coordinator from 1996 through 1998.

He was the Golden Eagles Special Teams Coach from 1988 through 1995. He was the Golden Eagles Defensive Line Coach in 1987.

He also served as the Morehead State Eagles Defensive Line Coach in 1986. He was the San Diego State Aztecs Linebackers Coach from 1983 through 1985.

He began his coaching career as a Graduate Assistant in 1982 with the Aztecs.


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