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Falcons hire Frank Bush as linebackers coach

The Falcons announced four more members of head coach Arthur Smith’s staff on Friday. Frank Bush will be the team’s linebackers coach. Bush spent the last two seasons as the linebackers coach and assistant head coach of the Jets. He also served as their defensive coordinator for the final four games of the 2020 season [more]

It’s time to ditch the coat-and-tie coach press conferences

It’s business suit season in the NFL. It shouldn’t be. When coaches are hired to run NFL teams, they show up for their introductory press conferences in suits. That’s the way it is, because that’s the way it’s always been. But why does it have to keep being that way? Coaches don’t wear suits on [more]

Futures of Matt Ryan, Julio Jones remain undecided in Atlanta

The Falcons made it clear after the firing of coach Dan Quinn and G.M. Thomas Dimitroff that the next coach and G.M. will have a major voice in determining the futures of key players like quarterback Matt Ryan and receiver Julio Jones. New coach Arthur Smith recently explained in a video visit with PFT that [more]

Falcons set to hire Dwayne Ledford as offensive line coach

New Falcons head coach continues to round out his coaching staff, as Atlanta is set to hire Dwayne Ledford as offensive line coach, according to multiple reports. Ledford has served as Louisville’s offensive coordinator/offensive line coach since 2019. He was NC State’s offensive line coach from 2016-2018 and spent the 2012-2015 seasons at Appalachian State. [more]

Dirk Koetter retires after 39 years in coaching

Longtime coach Dirk Koetter is calling it a career. The 61-year-old Koetter, who spent the last two seasons as the Falcons’ offensive coordinator, wrote on Facebook that he has decided to stop coaching and move back to Idaho, where he grew up. “After 39 seasons of coaching football, it’s time to move on to the [more]

Falcons announce Dean Pees will be defensive coordinator

A report on Friday afternoon indicated Dean Pees will be part of head coach Arthur Smith’s staff in Atlanta, but not what job Pees would fill on the staff. The Falcons announced that piece of information a short time later. Pees will be the defensive coordinator. It is the same job he held with the [more]

Report: Falcons hiring Dean Pees, Dave Ragone

The Falcons are luring veteran defensive coordinator Dean Pees out of retirement, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. It is unclear whether Pees will become the Falcons’ defensive coordinator or have a different role with the team. The Falcons also are working toward making Dave Ragone their offensive coordinator, Rapoport adds. Pees, 71, worked with [more]

Falcons are expected to hire Charles London as QBs coach

New Falcons head coach Arthur Smith is rounding out his staff with a critical offensive hire. Atlanta is expected to bring in Charles London to become the club’s quarterbacks coach, according to a report from NFL media’s Tom Pelissero. London has spent the past three seasons as Chicago’s running backs coach. He previously held the [more]

Rams announce Raheem Morris as new defensive coordinator

The Rams got the defensive coordinator they wanted. A report earlier this week indicated the Rams were focused on making Raheem Morris their next defensive coordinator. They closed the deal and announced Morris’ hiring on Thursday. Morris takes the place of Brandon Staley, who left the Rams after one year to become the new head [more]

Report: Falcons won’t retain multiple assistant coaches

The Atlanta Falcons will have several new assistant coaches to hire as a part of new head coach Arthur Smith’s staff. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Falcons will not retain offensive line coach Chris Morgan as a part of changes on the coaching staff. Additionally, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, quarterbacks [more]

Matt LaFleur: I know firsthand how Tom Brady can lead his team to a comeback

Everyone knows how good Tom Brady can be in late-game, comeback situations. But Packers head coach Matt LaFleur has experienced it firsthand. The Patriots coming back from down 28-3 against the Falcons in Super Bowl LI is something LaFleur and Atlanta fans would probably like to forget. LaFleur was then the Falcons’ quarterbacks coach. But [more]

Terry Fontenot: Falcons plan to draft best player available

New Falcons General Manager Terry Fontenot will have myriad important decisions to make in his time with the franchise. But one coming up sooner than later will be who the Falcons choose to draft at No. 4 overall. Atlanta hasn’t made a selection in he top five since drafting Matt Ryan with the third pick [more]

Arthur Smith will call offensive plays for Falcons

Arthur Smith’s work calling offensive plays for the Titans helped him land a head coaching job with the Falcons and he’s not going to hand that responsibility to somebody else in Atlanta. Smith said at his introductory press conference on Tuesday that he is going to call the Falcons’ offensive plays during the 2021 season. [more]

Report: Rams focused on Raheem Morris as next defensive coordinator

The Rams need a new defensive coordinator with Brandon Staley moving to a different locker room at SoFi Stadium as the head coach of the Chargers and they’ve reportedly identified their No. 1 choice for the job. NFL Media reports that the Rams want to hire Raheem Morris to run the defense. Morris was the [more]

Arthur Smith: We’re gonna play to Matt Ryan’s strengths

Arthur Smith is the new head coach of the Falcons and one of the reasons he got the job was the work he did with quarterback Ryan Tannehill over the last two seasons. Tannehill came to Tennessee as a backup after a rocky run with the Dolphins, but has been highly productive since taking over [more]

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