Marquand Manuel going from Seahawks to Falcons with Dan Quinn

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The Falcons named several members of Dan Quinn’s first coaching staff on Tuesday and it’s getting a little bigger with the addition of a coach who worked with Quinn in Seattle.

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Marquand Manuel will leave his defensive assistant post with the Seahawks to become the defensive backs coach and senior defensive consultant in Atlanta.

Manuel spent the last three years on the staff in Seattle as he transitioned from his playing career to a coaching one. Manuel spent eight seasons as an NFL safety after being drafted in the sixth round by the Bengals in 2006. He also played for the Seahawks, Packers, Panthers, Broncos and Lions over the course of 116 professional appearances.

Manuel will be working with defensive passing game coordinator Raheem Morris, who also has the title of assistant head coach, and defensive coordinator Richard Smith in Atlanta. The Falcons also retained defensive line coach Bryan Cox from Mike Smith’s staff.

11 responses to “Marquand Manuel going from Seahawks to Falcons with Dan Quinn

  1. Why do all these coaches need additional titles now? Isn’t defensive backs coach good enough. And why are there two defensive coordinators? I would hate to see their organizational chart.

  2. I like what Atlanta is doing. Here’s hoping for a good draft and some free agents. The 2012 playoffs aren’t that far in the rear-view mirror.

  3. My guess is Rich McKay is going to be let go and replaced by Banner. I could see Dimitroff gone soon as well. Sad, because I think both of those guys have done a good job. Probably what happened is they got a little too comfy in their chairs. However, Blank just needs to settle on a group of good guys and let them do their jobs. Having the head coach report directly to him is a little to Jerry Jonesish to me. Yes, you are a great businessman, but that doesn’t make you a great football man.

  4. Great pick up for the Falcons. Did a fantastic job with our guys here in Seattle. GO HAWKS!

    PS, Worse call ever. Sorry Pete I love ya but , IT WAS THE WORST CALL EVER.

  5. iman62..frequently it is a cosmetic way to get a coach a “promotion” to allow them to get out of their current contract with another team.

  6. Quinn would probably like to take Seattle’s 12th man as well… seeing how Atlanta’s 12th man is located in the sound system of the dome.

  7. ATL is a team with great potential. High powered offense, but needed some work on the DEF side of the ball. Coach Quinn is definitely going to help there. My guess is ATL will be the NFC South Champs in ’15

  8. 1. The Hawks DB position coach is Kris Richard. I didn’t even know Marquand Manuel was on the staff.

    2. Speaking of Marquand Manuel, if he would have stayed healthy it would have been him taking the horrible angle on Willie Parker’s Longest Run in Superbowl History(TM) instead of Ettrick Pruit.

    3. Screw Ettrick Pruitt

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