Bobby Patrino resigned as the Atlanta Falcons head coach. You can read about it here. Now, I have no idea what the mitigating circumstances of all this are, or have been. There is always a lot to these situations. Simply, I know nothing about this situation beyond what is in the article.

I’m curious though, from a leadership standpoint, should he have finished the season? Were things so bad between the team and Patrino that he just needed to immediately vacate? I don’t know. But, leaving this way, with three games left, seems to hurt an already troubled organization more.

When to leave and when to stay? That is the question. The answer is often difficult.