ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith worked two full-time jobs before joining his family for dinner Thursday.
The event-filled Thanksgiving was a whirlwind that included practice and meetings at the Falcons' training complex in Flowery Branch and community service 50 miles south at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Smith wouldn't have it any other way, but you would hardly know it.
In his fourth season as an NFL head coach, Smith has 39 career victories, two playoff appearances and one NFC South title, yet he's a master at deflecting from himself and to his team.
A few fans approached him to say hello and take pictures as Smith mingled among 6,000 people at Atlanta's annual Hosea Feed the Hungry event. But Smith mostly blended in and worked quietly without notice.