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110812 Atlanta - Smoke and fire surround Atlanta Falcons rookie wide receiver Julio Jones as he enters the stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday, August 12, 2011. Curtis Compton FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, punter Matt Bosher and linebacker Akeem Dent were all named to Pro Football Weekly’s all-rookie team, as voted on by Pro Football Weekly and the Professional Writers of America. Jones, a first-round pick, finished with 54 catches for 959 yards and eight touchdowns. Bosher, a sixth-round pick, averaged 42.7 yards per put, with four touchdowns and he placed 27 punts inside the 20-yard line. Dent, a third-round pick from Georgia, had 19 special teams tackles. The Falcons did not place a player on the All-NFL team. Below, you will find the entire team, which was voted on by PFWA members and Pro Football Weekly editors. The All-NFL team and all individual awards plus All-Conference teams and …

Kelly getting jump on post-football career

FLOWERY BRANCH – Reggie Kelly has no plans to retire after his just-completed 13th season in the NFL. He is getting a jump on his post-football career – with a touch of southern cooking. The Falcons tight end has developed a line of salsas, seasonings and sauces inspired by family recipes from his home in Mississippi. According to Kelly, his hot and mild salsas will appear at...

Falcons seek more dynamic offense under Koetter

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. If his pedigree is any indication, then Falcons fans might see more of a dynamic offense with new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter calling the shots. He was on the same staff with Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid in three different places. He worked at Oregon under Mike Bellotti, where he was on the same staff with current Boise State coach Chris Peterson...

Swap Meet: Falcons, Jaguars Exchange Offensive Coordinators

Here’s a question for Atlanta Falcons fans. How do you improve an offense that was shutout in the playoffs? By hiring the offensive coordinator of the leagues’ last-ranked offense, that’s how. Or at least that seems to be the reasoning of Atlanta’s management. After “losing” offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Falcons hired the Jaguars...

Falcons offensive line coach Paul Boudreau released

Falcons offensive line coach Paul Boudreau was relieved of his duties on Tuesday. The team is expected to announce their new defensive coordinator shortly. Come back for updates.

Falcons Hire Mike Nolan As New DC

According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports,  the Atlanta Falcons have hired Mike Nolan to be their new defensive coordinator. Nolan spent the past two seasons as the Dolphins defensive coordinator and before that he fulfilled the same role with the Broncos for one season. Nolan typically runs a 3-4 defense,  it’ll be interesting to see if the Falcons end up switching from a 4-3 to...

Falcons to hire Koetter

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that league sources have indicated the Falcons have hired former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter as their new offensive coordinator, replacing Mike Mularkey who took over the Jacksonville head coaching position this past week. Koetter first joined the Jaguars in 2007, the last season where current Falcons head coach Mike Smith...

Falcons add ex-Dolphin Nolan as defensive coord.

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have hired former San Francisco coach Mike Nolan as their defensive coordinator.

Dirk Koetter to become Falcons offensive coordinator

Dirk Koetter, formerly of the Jacksonville Jaguars, agreed to terms on Sunday to become the Falcons new offensive coordinator, the team confirmed.  Koetter, 52, was Jacksonville’s offensive coordinator from 2007 to 2011. He will replace Mike Mularkey, who left to become Jacksonville’s head coach. Smith is high on Koetter’s work and how running back Maurice Jones-Drew led the...

Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Mike Nolan leaves for same job with Atlanta Falcons

Dolphins defensive coordinator Mike Nolan either no longer wanted to remain in Miami, or had a good feeling that he would be on his way out soon. Nolan, the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator the past two seasons, took the same job with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday afternoon, the Falcons announced. Nolan had a contract with [...]

Falcons hire Nolan to run defense (AP)

The Atlanta Falcons have hired former San Francisco coach Mike Nolan as their defensive coordinator. Nolan spent the last two seasons as Miami's defensive coordinator. Prior to that, he served four years as the 49ers head coach. In all, Nolan has been an NFL coordinator for 14 years. He takes over in Atlanta for Brian VanGorder, who returned to the college ranks to take the same position at...
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