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The latest with the Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons are another franchise looking to fill openings at both general manager and head coach.

After an 0-5 start to the season, GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn were both let go. Raheem Morris was elevated to interim head coach following the decision, and has led the team to a 4-7 mark to end the year.

The organization hired Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith as their new head coach.

Keep track of all of the new hires as the staff comes together, and see a full run down of how the head coach and GM process played out below.



Arthur Smith

Head Coach


Dean Pees

Defensive Coordinator

Gary Emanuel

Defensive Line

Jon Hoke

Defensive Backs

Ted Monachino

Outside Linebackers

Frank Bush


Matt Pees

Defensive Assistant

Nick Perry

Assistant Defensive Backs

Lanier Goethie

Defensive Assistant


Dave Ragone

Offensive Coordinator

Justin Pelle

Tight Ends

Desmond Kitchings

Running Backs

Dwayne Ledford

Offensive Line

Charles London


Dave Brock

Wide Receivers

TJ Yates

Passing Game Specialist

Chandler Henley

Assistant Offensive Line

Danny Breyer

Offensive Assistant


Marquice Williams

Special Teams Coordinator


Steve Hoffman

Senior Assistant

Matt Pees

Defensive Assistant

Kyle Smith

VP Player Personnel

Tuesday January 12th, 2021

Titans OC Arthur Smith has been named head coach.

Tuesday January 12th, 2021

Owner Arthur Blank interviewed Rams college scouting director Brad Holmes a second time for the team’s GM job over the weekend, Tom Pelissero tweets and adds that Holmes and Saints assistant GM TErry Fontenot are two of the finalists, along with former Texans GM Rick Smith.

Monday January 11th, 2021

Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith has completed his interview, and the team will speak with Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles later today, per Ian Raoport.

Thursday January 7th, 2021

Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is doing a virtual interview for the head coaching job today, Ian Rapoport shares.

The team has completed their virtual interview with Carolina offensive coordinator Joe Brady.

Wednesday January 6th, 2021

Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles shared with reporters today that he will interview for the Falcons head coaching job next week.

The Falcons are interviewing Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady for their head coaching opening today,

The #Falcons are interviewing #Panthers OC Joe Brady for their vacant head coaching job today, source said. He had the #Texans yesterday.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 6, 2021

" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> Ian Rapoport shares. GENERAL MANAGER Saints assistant GM of pro personnel Terry Fontenot spoke with the team Wednesday about their GM opening remotely. According to PFT, he is the fifth person to interview, joining in-house candidate Anthony Robinson, former Texans GM Rick Smith, Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes, and Colts director of scouting Morocco Brown. Tuesday January 5th, 2021 HEAD COACH According to multiple reports, the Falcons have requested to interview Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady. GENERAL MANAGER Brad Holmes, the LA Rams director of scouting, has completed his interview for the GM post. Monday January 4th, 2021HEAD COACH The team has announced that they have completed their interview with Robert Saleh of the 49ers. The organization has requested an interview with 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, per multiple reports. Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is doing his virtual interview with the Falcons today, Adam Schefter tweets. GENERAL MANAGER Saints VP / assistant general manager for pro personnel Terry Fontenot is scheduled to interview for two GM jobs this week. He’ll interview with the Falcons on Wednesday, per Albert Breer. The Falcons have requested an interview with Rams scouring director Brad Holmes, who along with former Texans GM Rick Smith, are expected to be the top names in the mix in Atlanta,

The #Falcons have also requested a GM interview with #Rams college scouting director Brad Holmes, per source. Along with Rick Smith, these were top names expected to be in the mix in Atlanta.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 4, 2021

" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tom Pelissero tweets.

Sunday January 3, 2021

In addition to interim head coach Raheem Morris, who interviewed for the job last week, other candidates being considered are Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith and Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley, according to

A report from shares that former Texans GM Rick Smith is considered a “strong candidate” for the GM job and they are also expected to request interviews with Colts director of college scouting Morocco Brown, Saints VP / assistant GM of pro personnel Terry Fontenot, Rams college scouting director Brad Holmes, Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly, Vikings assistant GM George Paton and Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen.

Friday January 1st, 2021

Raheem Morris will interview for the full-time head coaching job today, tweets Adam Schefter.

Friday December 18, 2020

The organization has announced that they have interviewed director of college scouting Anthony Robinson (an employee of the Falcons the past 13 seasons), and former Texans GM Rick Smith for their vacant GM position.

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