Walking by player after player as they stretched, Mike Mularkey stopped and chatted with just about everyone. He had some stern words for one receiver whose helmet was out of line.
It was misplaced by a few inches, enough to draw Mularkey's attention.
It might seem trivial to outsiders, but those kind of details matter to the new Jacksonville Jaguars coach. Although X's...
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August 30, 2012
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski says that rookie receiver Justin Blackmon still has some catching up to do on the mental aspect of the Jags’ playbook, since he missed so much time during training camp.
“He’s really like in his first week of training camp. He’s got the tired legs,” Bratkowski said, via Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union...
Jacksonville second-year quarterback Blaine Gabbert is getting some help as the Jaguars try to improve their league-worst passing offense.
New coach Mike Mularkey brought in offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski and quarterbacks coach Greg Olson. The Jaguars then signed veteran free agents Laurent Robinson and Lee Evans and drafted Justin Blackmon to enhance the receiver position...
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August 06, 2012
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Grizzled, long-time NFL coaching veterans shepherded Matt Ryan's entry into the NFL.
In quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave, he had someone who played the position in the league behind greats such as Joe Montana and Steve Young and then coached it.
When Musgrave left after Ryan's first three seasons to become offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings...
With two new key members, the Falcons must re-establish their circle of trust on offense.
Former offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and quarterbacks coach Bob Bratkowski left for Jacksonville. They were replaced by Dirk Koetter and Glenn Thomas.
The two new coaches will be the driving forces behind helping quarterback Matt Ryan climb to elite status in the NFL.
For the first...
One of the bigger storylines surrounding Andy Dalton and the Bengals' offense during offseason workouts has mainly centered around arm strength.Had this been a vertical scheme run by former offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski, the concerns would be warranted. But with Jay Gruden running a West Coast Offense, it is a more horizontal-based attack. That hasn't stopped Dalton...
Jacksonville Jaguars’ Maurice Jones-Drew is just one of the many players throughout the league absent from voluntary workouts over contract disputes but unlike many of those other players, Jones-Drew has to learn a brand new offense this offseason. The Jags are heading into the 2012 season with a brand new offensive strategy, compliments of new Offensive Coordinator...
Some of the usual suspects on are on the Atlanta Falcons preseason schedule although with some new names leading the way, which will provide interesting subplots.
For the last few years, the Falcons have held combined practices or scrimmages with Jacksonville, the organization where Falcons head coach Mike Smith came from in 2008, as he was defensive coordinator with the Jaguars...
Owner: Shad Khan
Stadium: Everbank Field
2011 record: 5-11
Last playoff appearance: 2007, 11-5 W31-29 PIT, L31-20 NE
General Manager: Gene Smith (2009-current)
Head Coach: Mike Mularkey (2012-current)
Offensive Coordinator: Bob Bratkowski
Defensive Coordinator: Mel Tucker
Defensive alignment: 4-3
2011 NFL Rankings:
OFF: 15.2 PTS (29th...
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Glenn Thomas has quietly worked behind the scenes as the offensive quality control assistant for the Falcons over the past four seasons.
In coaching-agent circles, he’s considered the leader to replace Bob Bratkowski as the team’s new quarterbacks coach.
From 2001-07, Thomas spent his coaching tenure at Midwestern State. He was a graduate assistant coaching wide receivers from...
The Atlanta Falcons continue to shake things up in the offseason with another coaching hire. The Atlanta Falcons have made six coaching moves since the start of January, the latest being the hiring of former Fresno State head coach Pat Hill. Hill, 60, was the head coach at Fresno State from 1997-2011, posting a career 112-80 overall record. Hill has been hired as the...
Former Fresno State coach Pat Hill is the Atlanta Falcons' new offensive line coach.
Hill replaces Paul Boudreau, who was fired after the season.
Hill was 112-80 with 11 bowl appearances in 15 seasons at Fresno State. He was the offensive line and tight ends coach for the Cleveland Browns from 1992-95 and Baltimore Ravens in 1996.
Coach Mike Smith's Atlanta staff has had...
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January 29, 2012
The Atlanta Falcons have made another change on their coaching staff, firing defensive backs assistant Alvin Reynolds.
The announcement Monday continues the shakeup that began after the Falcons were blown out by the New York Giants in the opening round of the playoffs.
Reynolds had been with the team since head coach Mike Smith was hired in 2008.
The Falcons lost Smith's top...
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January 23, 2012
New Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey has filled out his defensive staff by hiring Tony Oden as secondary coach.
Oden was an assistant defensive backs coach with the New Orleans Saints for five seasons before being promoted to secondary coach last season. He has a relationship with Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, which likely helped him land the job.
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January 19, 2012
The Falcons' offseason makeover is underway.
Both coordinators and two position coaches have moved on since the team was eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Giants on Jan. 8.
Mike Mularkey took the head coaching job at Jacksonville and took quarterbacks coach Bob Bratkowski along as his offensive coordinator. Defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder returned to the college...
The Jacksonville Jaguars have retained Craig Aukerman, hiring him as an assistant special teams coach.
Aukerman was a defensive staff assistant with the Jaguars last season, his first year with the franchise. He has 12 years of coaching experience, including 10 at the collegiate level. Aukerman's first season in the NFL was as an assistant in Denver in 2010.
Aukerman is the...
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January 16, 2012
I can’t begin to feel what Jacksonville Jaguars fans arefeeling right now but I know it can’t be good. New owner Shahid Khan promisedthem that things would get better and for a couple of weeks things looked as ifthey might. I guess change is a relative state of mind to Khan. Khan haskept General Manager Gene Smith and he also kept defensive coordinator MelTucker. While retaining...
No, the Atlanta Falcons aren’t moving the Jacksonville. It sure seems that way though with the advent of Mike Mularkey and Bob Bratkowski.
Matt Ryan trying to keep his entire offensive staff from leaving. Source: southwest.com
Obviously I’m exaggerating a little bit, but when a new head coach is assembling his staff and team he tends to favor people he’s worked with and trusts...
A look at key dates in a crazy season:
Jan. 4, 2011: Marvin Lewis signs a two-year extension to remain head coach.
Jan. 24: Mike Brown confirms that QB Carson Palmer has asked for a trade.
Jan. 31: Bob Bratkowski is fired as offensive coordinator after 10 seasons.
Feb. 3: Jay Gruden hired as offensive coordinator.
Feb. 25: Lewis says during the scouting combine that they are moving...
Yeah, I wouldn't be excited to be in Cincy either, Bob. Welcome to Florida! Source: blogs.ajc.com
On Friday, Jags head coach Mike Mularkey began to shake things up in Jacksonville. When originally hired, he had mentioned he had identified some holes in the Jaguars’ defense that could be exploited. He said he was going to have a chat with Mel Tucker about the defense moving...
The prospects of Mike Zimmer returning for a fifth season as the Bengals defensive coordinator became more muddled on Friday.
With Jeff Fisher accepting the Rams opening over the Dolphins, Zimmer has emerged as one of the frontrunners for the Miami opening. Zimmer interviewed for the opening on Tuesday and Wednesday and is one of five who have interviewed. The others are Fisher,...
The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Bob Bratkowski as offensive coordinator, new head coach Mike Mularkey said Friday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have retained defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and hired Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach Bob Bratkowski as offensive coordinator. New coach Mike Mularkey made the hires late Thursday, his first personnel decisions since taking over Tuesday. The Jaguars wanted to keep Tucker all along.
The Jaguars have hired Bob Bratkowski as their new offensive coordinator, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Bratkowski will try to improve a Jacksonville offense that ranked dead last in total offense in 2011. His presence should benefit Blaine Gabbert, as Bratkowski is a former quarterbacks coach (with Atlanta), and was also previously the offensive coordinator of...