Arthur Blank: Falcons better than this

ATLANTA -- Falcons owner Arthur Blank remained optimistic about a turnaround despite his team's 2-4 record and three-game losing streak.

"We've got tremendous talent, really, on both sides of the ball, coaching-wise and player-wise, and to be sitting at 2-4 after six games is very disappointing," Blank told ESPN.com on Tuesday. "It's disappointing to me. It's disappointing to our head coach, our general manager, all of our coaches [and] all of our players.

"And it's because we know we have a greater capacity than that. If you have no capacity, you're not disappointed. When you have capacity and you don't perform, you are. So, we are."

The Falcons play their next four games away from home, starting with Sunday's game at Baltimore. They then will travel to London for a "home" game against the Detroit Lions before consecutive NFC South road contests at Tampa Bay and Carolina following a bye.

"We have 10 more games to go, we've won the two games in our division," Blank said. "Obviously we've lost four other ones, so we have to play a lot better the next 10 games. And we have a tough road ahead of us. The next four games will be on the road. Other teams have played well on the road and have performed on the road. We're capable of doing that as well. We haven't as of late, but we're definitely capable of doing it."

Blank said he has no intent of making a rash move regarding either general manager Thomas Dimitroff or coach Mike Smith. Blank was asked how he would evaluate Dimitroff and Smith for the remainder of the season.

"My focus has to be on what I can do as an owner during the season to be supportive of our coaches and our general manager, their staffs, and our players," Blank said. "This is not a time to reflect on what happens if this or this happens. Right now, it's our time to focus on how we win games.

"Our next opponent is Baltimore. They're a good team. That's where my energy has to be. That's where my focus has to be. And we'll see how the season plays out and we'll go from there."

The theme for the Falcons coming into 2014 was getting bigger and tougher up front with the free-agent signings of Jon Asamoah, Paul Soliai and Tyson Jackson, as well as the drafting of Jake Matthews and Ra'Shede Hageman. Lack of physicality remains an issue at times, however.

"I would say this: Even that aspect of our game hasn't been as consistent as we'd like," Blank said. "I mean, these are physical players. There's no question our offensive and defensive lines are both bigger and stronger than they were a year ago. Have they been effective at stopping the run consistently? The answer is no. Were they a little bit better the last game? A little bit, yeah, but we gave up a lot of yards in the backside.

"And in terms of running the ball, we've had a lot of injuries. But the mentality of the NFL, the way the league is structured, is the next man up has got to not only take advantage of the opportunity, but play at that level. And we've had some of that, but not on a consistent basis."