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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]

Falcons announce hiring of G.M. Terry Fontenot

The Atlanta Falcons have officially hired General Manager Terry Fontenot. Fontenot had emerged as the favorite and his hiring was announced this morning. He’ll work with new head coach Arthur Smith as the Falcons attempt to rebuild after a disappointing end to the tenures of former G.M. Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn. “When [more]

Rod Graves: Disparity in opportunities for Black coaches is “mind-boggling”

As the 2021 coach and G.M. hiring cycle continues, the man who runs the Fritz Pollard Alliance has expressed his disappointment regarding the opportunities given to Black coaches and executives. “Thus far, the NFL hiring cycle of 2021 has not changed the rate of hires for Blacks as Head Coaches and primary football executives,” Fritz [more]

Frisman Jackson, Dave Ragone in mix for Falcons offensive coordinator

Arthur Smith has not said if he will continue to call offensive plays as the Falcons head coach, but the team will be hiring an offensive coordinator either way. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they have interviewed Panthers wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson for that position. Jackson came from Baylor with Panthers head [more]

Jaguars will pick 25th after Rams loss in divisional round

New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer knew his team had the first overall pick in the draft when he took the job and now he knows where the team’s second first-round pick will fall. Jacksonville acquired the Rams’ 2021 first-rounder as part of the deal for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in October 2019 and it will [more]

Falcons announce Arthur Smith as their head coach

The Falcons have landed their new head coach. The team announced the hiring of Arthur Smith on Friday afternoon. Reports on Friday morning pegged the former Titans offensive coordinator as the frontrunner for the job and the deal was wrapped up over the next few hours. Smith spent the last two seasons in the coordinator [more]

Report: Falcons focused on Arthur Smith, no second interview with Lions

Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith has been a popular man this month, but it looks like his tour of teams looking for a head coach is winding down. Smith has interviewed twice with the Falcons and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he is the focus of their head coaching search. It seems Smith [more]

Washington adds Nick Polk, JoJo Wooden to G.M. candidate list

The Washington Football Team started the process of looking for a new General Manager this week and two more candidates were added to their list on Thursday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they would like to interview Falcons director of football operations Nick Polk and Chargers director of player personnel JoJo Wooden. They [more]

Jets complete second interview with Arthur Smith

The Jets have wrapped up another interview with Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. Smith interviewed with the team for a second time on Thursday and this was in-person after a virtual interview the first time around. He joins 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as candidates who have met with the team multiple times. Smith has [more]

Report: Terry Fontenot favorite for Falcons G.M. job

The Falcons appear to have found their next General Manager. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Saints assistant G.M. of pro personnel Terry Fontenot is the favorite to land the job. No deal is expected until after the Saints have been eliminated from the playoffs. They host the Buccaneers in the divisional round on [more]

Arthur Smith has second interview with Falcons, with Jets next up

The Titans gained only 209 yards in their 20-13 wild-card playoff loss to the Ravens. Yet, that hasn’t slowed the interest in Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith from teams with head coaching vacancies. The Falcons had a second interview today with Smith, NFL Media reports. Smith left Atlanta and flew to New York to have [more]

Robert Saleh heading for Eagles interview after wrapping up with Jets

49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh sat down for a second interview with the Jets on Wednesday, which would seem to indicate a real chance that Saleh could be their next head coach. Saleh left that interview without the job, however, and he’s now scheduled for his first interview with another team. Ian Rapoport of NFL [more]

Jaguars interview Terry Fontenot for G.M. opening

The Jaguars added another name to their list of General Manager candidates on Tuesday. It’s a name that’s familiar to anyone watching the other G.M. searches around the league. Albert Breer of SI.com reports that Saints assistant G.M. of player personnel Terry Fontenot spoke with the team. Fontenot’s interview was conducted remotely. That was also [more]

Texans request interview with Eric Bieniemy

The Texans’ failure to request a head coaching interview with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy right after the end of the regular season reportedly rankled quarterback Deshaun Watson and the team is now trying to go in the other direction. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they have requested an interview with Bieniemy for their [more]

Eagles request interview with Robert Saleh

The Eagles are starting to make up for lost time in their head coaching search. They fired Doug Pederson on Monday and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that they have requested an interview with 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on Tuesday. Saleh has interviewed with five of the other six teams with head coaching vacancies. [more]

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