Steve Sarkisian doesn't feel need to validate his coaching to critics
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian knows criticism comes with the job. He refuses to succumb to it.
With four games remaining in the 2018 regular season, the naysayers continue to speculate about Sarkisian’s future with the team as the offense has experienced its share of struggles during a 4-8 campaign. The Falcons play at Green Bay on Sunday (1 p.m. ET Fox).
Coach Dan Quinn said he will evaluate every element of the team, including the staff, after the season. The Falcons last changed coordinators after their 2016 Super Bowl run, when offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan left to become the San Francisco 49ers head coach and defensive coordinator Richard Smith was not retained.
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Asked Thursday if he felt any pressure to produce better results over the final quarter of the season to prove he belongs as coordinator, Sarkisian scowled and shook his head.
“I never feel the need to validate myself to anybody outside