This article will try to guess how the Falcons offense might look under new coach Arthur Smith. It will mostly focus on the numbers and keep schematic descriptions to a minimum. If you want a good article that visually breaks down the schematic details of the Smith offenses then this For the Win post from Charles McDonald is helpful.
Smith played an integral role in the emergence of the Tennessee offense over the last two years, remaking Ryan Tannehill as one of the league's most explosive passers while springing Derrick Henry for historic levels of rushing production. When the Falcons hired Smith as head coach this offseason the general assumption was that Smith would do what most coaches do when they take over a new team, which is cling to the same scheme that got them the job in the first place. If the Falcons' recent personnel moves are any indication, though, Smith might run something less like the Titans' run-heavy approach and something closer to its opposite.
Such a result would be uncommon in the NFL, but it would reflect well on Smith because it would show him for a prescient and pragmatic thinker – the opposite of a Kliff Kingsbury, who only knows how to mash the same combination of buttons over and over. Smith dominated in Tennessee with a run-heavy, two- and three-TE heavy game plan, but if he's a smart coach he can anticipate a different vision of success with Atlanta's very different personnel. There's reason