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Mike Smith says he’s finished with coaching

The Buccaneers fired Mike Smith as their defensive coordinator during the 2018 season and it appears that will be the final stop of his coaching career. Smith made an appearance with Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio and said that he has “enjoyed every minute” of being an NFL coach while indicating that the time [more]

Raiders now know where all their first-rounders fall

Four more spots in the 2019 NFL Draft order were set with the weekend’s results, and the Raiders now know exactly where they’ll be making their three first-round picks. The Eagles slotted into the 25th spot in the order after yesterday’s loss, followed by the Colts, Cowboys and Chargers. The final four picks will go [more]

Report: Cardinals close to deal with Steve Sarkisian

If new Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury can get his team to score points as quickly as he is building a staff, they may be OK. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the Cardinals are close to a deal with Steve Sarkisian to join their staff as offensive coordinator. Sarkisian was fired after two years in [more]

Thomas Dimitroff knows it’s an “extremely important season” for him, Dan Quinn

Falcons owner Arthur Blank said that he had not lost any faith in General Manager Thomas Dimitroff or head coach Dan Quinn as the team’s 7-9 season wound down, but anyone who pays attention to the NFL that votes of confidence come with expiration dates attached to them. Another down year in 2019 might bring [more]

Falcons continue shuffling on coaching staff

The Falcons have hired two new coordinators since the end of the season and they’ve made several other changes to holdovers from the 2018 staff. In addition to moving assistant offensive line coach Kyle Flood to a role involving game management, the Falcons have also announced changes to the portfolios of Dave Brock and Bernie [more]

Falcons assistant Kyle Flood will handle clock management and replays

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn has shaken up his coaching staff this offseason, and one of the major changes is to have a coach whose responsibilities include clock management decisions and making the call on replay challenges. Quinn announced today that Kyle Flood, who spent the last two years as the Falcons’ assistant offensive line [more]

Bucs hire Keith Armstrong as special teams coordinator

Former Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter now is the offensive coordinator in Atlanta. Former Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong now has the same job in Tampa Bay. The Bucs hired Armstrong for the position Wednesday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Armstrong spent the past 11 years with the Falcons but was [more]

Falcons hire Ben Kotwica as special teams coordinator

The Falcons have hired Ben Kotwica as special teams coordinator, the team announced Wednesday. “Ben will provide an experienced but new voice for our special teams,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said in a statement. “He brings an attacking attitude to our units, and we are excited to add him to our staff.” Kotwica has spent [more]

Falcons hire Dirk Koetter, Mike Mularkey

The Falcons interviewed two of their former offensive coordinators for their current vacancy at the spot and they wound up hiring both of them. Word on Monday night was that the Falcons had offered Dirk Koetter a job as their offensive coordinator and the team announced his hiring on Tuesday. They also announced that Mike [more]

Report: Jaguars interviewing Darrell Bevell for offensive coordinator Tuesday

The Jaguars are set to meet with a candidate to run their offense on Tuesday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that former Vikings and Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will interview for the same position in Jacksonville. Bevell, who emerged as a candidate at the end of the regular season, is slated to meet [more]

Report: Falcons offer Dirk Koetter offensive coordinator job

Dirk Koetter became the favorite for the Falcons’ offensive coordinator job the day the Buccaneers fired him. The job apparently is Koetter’s if he wants it. The Falcons have offered the job to Koetter, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. It would come as a surprise if Koetter doesn’t accept. In replacing [more]

Four more spots of draft order set, Raiders know another of theirs

With the wild card games in the books, we know four more spots in the 2019 NFL Draft order. And the Raiders are beginning to visualize more of their long-term plan. The losers of the most recent games will occupy the 21st through 24th spots in order, with the Seahawks, Ravens, Texans, and Bears falling [more]

Report: Broncos denying interview requests for Gary Kubiak

In a press conference after the firing of former head coach Vance Joseph, Broncos General Manager John Elway said that Gary Kubiak could return to the coaching staff as the team’s offensive coordinator this year and that he would remain in the organization in one role or another. They’re reportedly making sure of that by [more]

Falcons set to exercise 2020 option on Keanu Neal’s option

The Falcons will have to make a call on exercising their option for a fifth year on safety Keanu Neal‘s contract by May 3 and they’ve apparently already made their decision. General Manager Thomas Dimitroff told Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com that the team intends to exercise the option for the 2020 season. The option will [more]

Antonio Brown left off All-Pro team

It would be easy to suggest that Antonio Brown missed out on All-Pro honors because of last week’s trantrum. Or, you could look at the numbers. The Steelers wideout did not make the list, despite leading the league in touchdown receptions. Of course, the other receivers named all put up better numbers in other categories. The [more]

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