Report: Jerry Gray to interview for Falcons defensive coordinator

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The Falcons’ search for a defensive coordinator is set to include a meeting with Packers defensive pass game coordinator/defensive backs coach Jerry Gray.

Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports reports that Gray is scheduled for an interview with Atlanta. The Falcons have also met with Vic Fangio, Brian Flores, and Al Holcomb since Dean Pees retired after the end of the regular season.

Gray has been in Green Bay for the last three seasons. He had stints as a coordinator with the Bills and Titans earlier in his career.

Jones reports that the Bears have also requested permission to interview Gray for an unspecified position on their staff.

8 responses to “Report: Jerry Gray to interview for Falcons defensive coordinator

  1. Tons of respect for Gray, and his lifetime in football.

    But the Packers ‘coverages’ were some of the most predictable and ineffective you’d have thought they were a 4-win team.

  2. Yeah – Justin Jefferson must have sent him a fruit basket after that 1st game, but Gray sent him some smelling salts after the 2nd game.

  3. I think even Packer fans would agree that the Packers’ D underachieved (and was undisciplined) last year given the talent, and part of that is a reflection of the coaching. And yes I know my favorite team’s defense sucked 10 times more. . . . .

  4. I think even Packer fans would agree that the Packers’ D underachieved (and was undisciplined) last year given the talent, and part of that is a reflection of the coaching. And yes I know my favorite team’s defense sucked 10 times more
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    Garys injury really hurt. He was off to a great start.

    The safety play was awful. Savage not being an elite centerfielder really hurts. Amos fell off bigtime.

    It is inconceivable to me they are going to go forward with Joe Barry. I have no confidence whatsoever that he can improve anything we saw last year… 8 1st rounders on that defense. And this is what we’re getting?!

  5. Probably trying to get away from our defensive coordinator, you know, the worst one in the league and the spineless head coach/cheerleader.

  6. I’d be more worried about having no talent than underachieving with lots of talent. But that’s me.

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