Atlanta Falcons Officially Name New Defensive Coordinator

The Atlanta Falcons showed plenty of promise early in the 2022 season, but with a lack of elite, proven NFL talent, the team fell off in a big way, and in an effort to continue their rebuild, priority No. 1 was their vacant Defensive Coordinator role this off-season.

Now, they've found their man, as former co-Defensive Coordinator for the New Orleans Saints Ryan Nielsen will be staying in the division, despite plenty of interest, as he has been officially announced as the sole DC in Atlanta.

With A.J. Terrell leading the way and a high pick in this years draft, the team has a good chance to take a big step forward this season, and if Nielsen can be as good as expected in his first chance as Defensive Coordinator, this should be a fun team to watch. 

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