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Falcons hire Mike Nolan

As long as he's been coaching I think he can probably coach a 4-3 defense. Its not like you only learn one way of doing things.
Ron Rivera ran a dominant 4-3 in Chicago then ran a very good 3-4 in San Diego.
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Nolan could move Corey Peters and Peria Jerry to 3-4 DE (not ideal, but definitely workable), Babineaux and Walker to NT, Lofton and Dent to MLB and Abraham, Sidbury and Biermann to rush OLB. With free agency and the draft, they should be ok.

Nolan could make this work ... look at their division:
Carolina - still building, and only team in division returning a DC
New Orleans - lost Williams, and will have a new DC themselves
Tampa Bay - new staff all around, after Morris dismissal

Per their website, the team will focus on Linebackers:
http://www.atlantafalcons.com/2012/01/offseason-focus-linebackers/
The Big Nickel is coming to Atlanta.
So they will have a good D for half a season and then suck again. Whoopee!!!!!!!
Originally posted by susweel:
Hotlanta get ready for the Big Nickel.

This
Originally posted by monsterzero789:
So they will have a good D for half a season and then suck again. Whoopee!!!!!!!

Originally posted by Jcool:
John Clayton @ClaytonESPN

There is no guarantee the Falcons will switch to a 3-4. They have 4-3 talent and it might be a tough conversion.


John Abraham to the trade block.
Idiots....
Originally posted by btthepunk:
As long as he's been coaching I think he can probably coach a 4-3 defense. Its not like you only learn one way of doing things.
Ron Rivera ran a dominant 4-3 in Chicago then ran a very good 3-4 in San Diego.

Didn't he run a 4-3 when we fired Billy Davis in 06?
DC is definitely his talent. I wonder who on their D won't fit his scheme?
I don't think they are switching to a 3-4. i don't think he's that great of a defensive coordinator.
Rollin with NoWin would fit better, imo.
Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
DC is definitely his talent. I wonder who on their D won't fit his scheme?

I predict many former Dolphin and Bronco defenders incoming.
Originally posted by Godsleftsock:
Originally posted by btthepunk:
As long as he's been coaching I think he can probably coach a 4-3 defense. Its not like you only learn one way of doing things.
Ron Rivera ran a dominant 4-3 in Chicago then ran a very good 3-4 in San Diego.

Didn't he run a 4-3 when we fired Billy Davis in 06?

The hybrid scheme Nolan and Davis ran is what got Davis fired.