10 names to watch for Falcons defensive coordinator opening – Falcons Wire


The Falcons took their time while searching for a new head coach and ended up hiring Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith on Friday. With reports that Atlanta has chosen Saints vice president/assistant general manager Terry Fontenot for the team’s GM vacancy, all that’s left to do is hire some assistant coaches.

After looking at some possible offensive coordinators, here are 10 names to keep an eye on for the Falcons’ defensive coordinator opening.

Dean Pees

Former defensive coordinator for Titans, Ravens.

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Aaron Glenn

Secondary coach – New Orleans Saints.

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Jim Schwartz

Former defensive coordinator – Philadelphia Eagles.

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Gerald Alexander

Defensive backs coach – Miami Dolphins.

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Wade Phillips

Former defensive coordinator for Rams, Texans.

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Jerod Mayo

Linebackers coach – New England Patriots.

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Eric Washington

Defensive line coach – Buffalo Bills.

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Jim Haslett

Linebackers coach – Tennessee Titans.

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Aubrey Pleasant

Defensive backs coach – Los Angeles Rams.

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Jason Tarver

Linebackers coach – Cleveland Browns.

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