Blank resists urge for high-profile coach and gets it right

Updated: January 24, 2008, 10:11 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- For once, Arthur Blank didn't fret about winning the press conference, a flaw that for too long has been a misplaced priority for the well-intentioned but results-deficient Atlanta Falcons owner.

This time, the owner who seems to have the high-profile gene woven into the fabric of his DNA concerned himself much more with identifying a head coach who might actually win games. Which, as Blank has failed to recognize in the past, is ultimately the surest way to win over fans in ...

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