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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:05:45 -0700
Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan has received a vote of confidence from head coach Mike Smith even though the defense ranks 29th or worse in passing yards allowed per play (8.37), total yards allowed per game (429.9), sacks per pass attempt (2.27 percent) and points allowed per game (28.3).
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:18:58 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons signed defensive coordinator Mike Nolan to a contract extension Sunday, Dec. 29. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:46:03 -0800
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said the offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan will return to the team next season.
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 20:53:27 -0800
After being spurned by University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles do not have a clear-cut favorite for their head coaching vacancy. The team wanted an offensive mind to re-energize their franchise. They have interviewed Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden are on the team's "to-do" list.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 06:14:38 -0800
Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan could be a possibility as the Philadelphia Eagles' next defensive coordinator. Nolan, who has schemed defenses for both 4-3 and 3-4 teams, may want to break away from Falcons head coach Mike Smith.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 11:57:53 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Laurie, general manager Howie Roseman and team president Don Smolenski are flying to Atlanta Wednesday, Jan. 2; to interview Atlanta Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan for their vacant head coach job.
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:34:16 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles will interview Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan Friday, January 4.
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 07:00:32 -0700
Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said he believes LB Sean Weatherspoon has plenty of room for improvement heading into the 2012 season. "He's a good player now, but he could be a lot better than he is," Nolan said. "And he will be. No question, because he loves football and he's exciting to watch and he's a playmaker, for all those reasons. But he's done well, but he can still do a lot better. I'm not just saying that because that's the blanket statement for people, but as I'm watching him, he's got a lot of upside, so as much good as you've seen, he's got a lot of good in there going forward."
Wed, 09 May 2012 07:01:02 -0700
Atlanta Falcons weakside LB Sean Weatherspoon's role will expand this season under new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. "I'm not sure exactly what I'll be doing all of the time," Weatherspoon said. "I'm definitely looking forward to the challenge. I think I'm ready for that, to do a little bit more and step out there and do some different things. I look forward to the challenge. I think it's going to be fun." Weatherspoon had a breakout campaign in 2011, finishing with 127 tackles, four sacks, one fumble recovery, one fumble recovery, eight passes defensed and led the team with 14 tackles for losses.
Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:31:11 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons named Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Mike Nolan as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday, Jan. 17.
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