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“Falcons coach Mike Smith stole a page out his brother-in-law’s coaching book back from his days as an assistant in Baltimore.
Smith, in a ploy to keep his team focused on short-term goals, breaks the season up in to quarters when discussing the outlook with the players, who had Monday and Tuesday off.
He admits to borrowing the approach from Brian Billick (the two are married to sisters), his old boss with the Ravens.
“Guys are going to look ahead. It’s just human nature to look ahead, but you want to have it where they don’t get too far ahead of themselves,” Smith said. “By breaking it up by quarters gives you emphasis points.”"
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