ESPN reports that the Falcons are not expected to make a decision about their head coaching position until they get a chance to interview New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Unfortunately, league rules prohibit the Falcons from interviewing Spagnuolo until after the Super Bowl, which the Giants will face off against the New England Patriots on February 3.
The Falcons requested permission from the Giants to interview Spagnuolo two weeks ago, but were denied by the Giants. League rules permit teams to interview coaching candidates during the bye week before the Super Bowl only if it is the second instance of one. If the Falcons have focused completely on Spagnuolo or will interview other candidates in the mean time is unknown. Also unknown, is how much interest Spagnuolo has in the Atlanta Falcons.