Head Coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff know about the Atlanta Falcons’ fourth-and-short woes from last season. The team ranked 26 th in the league with a dismal 30.8 percent success rate on fourth-down plays in 2011. But it was so much more than that. Who could forget the third possession of the playoff game in New York? Atlanta entered the series with just four yards of total offense on its first two drives.