NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Arthur Smith offered mostly concise answers in his introductory press conference, and as I expected he came across as a confident coach with a solid plan for Falcons.

He wants a team that’s adaptable, great up front, physical on both sides, fast, with no entitlement.ArthurSmithATL

He thanked Mike Vrabel for great lessons in leadership, a fantastic opportunity and more, but made it clear he can’t and won’t try to mimic Vrabel’s temperament.

And as he assembles a staff, he;'s going to take his time as Vrabel did.

He seeks matching values but not yes men – a diverse staff, with diversity of thought.

“We don’t want groupthink,” Smith said.

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