Falcons hire Boudreau to helm OL

The Falcons today announced the hiring of another assistant coach, this time adding Paul Boudreau as the new offensive line coach. Boudreau will work with Paul Dunn, who was hired yesterday to help improve the Falcons line. Boudreau was dismissed by the St. Louis Rams this past month, having served two seasons as offensive line coach. He joined the Rams after a three-year stint in Jacksonville, where he worked with new head coach Mike...

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Two more assistants added to coaching staff

The team announced the hiring of Chris Scelfo and Paul Dunn today. Scelfo will coach tight ends while Dunn will be the assistant offensive line coach. For both men, this will be their first ventures in the NFL as coaches. The team has yet to name the offensive line coach who will be working with Dunn. That along with who will be in charge of linebackers represent the two major vacancies still remaining on head coach Mike Smith’s...

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Falcons add more assistants

The Falcons added a few more names to their coaching staff, announcing today the hiring of three more assistant coaches. Joining new head coach Mike Smith’s staff will be special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, strength and conditioning coach Jeff Fish, and his assistant will be Bill Hughan. The team also announced that Tom McMahon would stay on staff as assistant special teams coach and formally announced that Bill Musgrave...

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Falcons add three more assistants

On Saturday, the Falcons named three more assistants to new head coach Mike Smith’s coaching staff. The team added Ray Hamilton as defensive line coach, Gerald Brown as running backs coach, and Glenn Thomas in offensive quality control. Hamilton has extensive experience coaching some of the best and brightest defensive lineman over the years. He most recently finished his fifth season as the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive line...

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Senior Bowl interest heats up

During their annual Senior Bowl coverage, Scout.com also tracks which NFL teams show particular interest in certain players during the course of the week. Teams conduct formal and informal interviews with players during the day. Here are the players that Scout.com has reported that the Falcons have shown interest in, and the date of the report: Jan. 21: QB Joe Flacco, Delaware Jan. 22: QB Erik Ainge, Tennessee; QB Colt Brennan,...

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Falcons hire Robiskie

On the cuffs of naming Mike Mularkey their offensive coordinator, the Falcons have made one more addition to the coaching staff in hiring Terry Robiskie as wide receivers coach. Robiskie has over twenty years of experience as an NFL coach, and served as an interim head coach twice in his career, coaching a total of eight games with the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns. He has compiled a 2-6 record in an interim role....

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Mularkey expected to take Falcons job

By reason of deduction due to the expectation that former St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Greg Olson will take the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach position, it is reasonable to expect that former Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Mike Mularkey will accept the Falcons offensive coordinator spot. It was previously reported that Mularkey was opting between taking that position with the Buccaneers or...

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Thomas and Musgrave remain; Mularkey targeted

During his introductory press conference, new Falcons head coach Mike Smith announced that former interim head man Emmitt Thomas would remain on the Falcons staff as assistant head coach. Thomas was recently blocked from interviewing with the Dallas Cowboys, and is one of a few assistants expected to be retained by Smith. According to the AJC, quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave will also remain in that same capacity. Musgrave worked...

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VanGorder to return to Falcons

Steve Wyche of the AJC reports that the Falcons are in negotiations for former Falcons linebacker coach Brian VanGorder to return to the team in the role of defensive coordinator. VanGorder had decided to join South Carolina as their defensive coordinator a month ago, shortly after the retirement of head coach Bobby Petrino. But due to the hiring of Mike Smith as Petrino’s replacement, VanGorder has opted to return to the NFL....

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Mike Smith it is!

I’m sure you’ve been patiently waiting for my assessment of the Mike Smith hire, well here it is… I’m fine with it. I’m not blown away, nor will I be crying myself to sleep tonight. It’s a really even keel move if you ask me. I see this guy as a John Fox clone. From everything I’ve read and seen about him, he seems very “Fox-esque.” And it’s interesting to note that before...

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