Mike Shanahan to Washington. Assistants moving around and promoted to coordinator. Head coaches keeping the job for another year… for now.
Coach movement is something largely covered but not completely broken down. Consider for a moment the assistant coaches finding additional jobs and — in some cases — scouts and personnel men moving about to find the most appropriate system.
It can be a drastic change.
But that’s something the Falcons haven’t dealt with for going on two years.
For another offseason the team and its staff know what to expect for mini camp and training camp practices, the style of organized team activities and the placement of charity golf tournaments and media availability.
There’s comfort in familiarity and, as D. Orlando Ledbetter puts it, “keeping the band together.”
Additional Birdseed, anyone?
5 players the Falcons can do without (Jerious included), Atlanta Journal-Constitution
This will certainly spark a debate or two.
Matt Ryan ordered to rest turf toe injury, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Ryan said he’ll continue to work with the training staff on his toe injury. He should be 100 percent by the start of organized team activities.
Falcons could face cold weather in 2010, AF.com
Time to take a closer look at the Falcons 2010 opponent list.
Falcons coach Mike Smith orders team to unplug, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Staff members will also unplug soon. The AF.com team will be taking some vacation time later in the week but we’ll leave you with some juicy content to nibble on while we’re away.
Four decades of eerie frustration for Falcons fans, American Chronicle
History is no longer the enemy of the Atlanta Falcons.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan sees bright future for team, The Ledger-Enquirer
“I think everybody’s hungry to perform better next year,” Ryan said. “I think we did some things really well offensively this year and like the pieces that we have, like the guys that we have.”
Ryan, Smith know more work lies ahead, AF.com
The journey for the 2010 season is just beginning.
Atlanta Falcons sign eight players, Examiner.com
This is just the first round offseason roster moves. Free agency arrives the end of next month.
A New Era For Falcons, TruFan.com
“Building” is the key word here. It’s about a foundation for success. For just a moment, forget the years 1966-2007.