The Atlanta Falcons will give whoever their new head coach is a say in the general manager situation.
Mike Smith was fired by the Atlanta Falcons soon after falling to the Carolina Panthers by a final score of 34-3 to be knocked out of playoff contention. The Falcons likely would have fired Smith anyway even if they had won that game and gotten into the playoffs.
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Potential replacements have already been popping up, and names like Rex Ryan, Josh McDaniels, and Adam Gase have all been mentioned.
Ryan is looked at as a very likely fit for Atlanta, and would be a solid addition for them. He would immediately help take their defense in the right direction, and would be blown away by his option on offense. The Falcons have already been showing high levels of interest in him and he seems like a good bet to be the front-runner.
That being said, the Falcons are going to give their new head coaching hire a say in what happens with general manager Thomas Dimitroff’s position.
It makes sense that they would want to give their new coach a bit of a say in who decides what players to bring onto the roster. A general manager and head coach have to be on the same page for a team to be successful, and Atlanta is making sure that they get that off to a good start with this.
Atlanta won’t take too long to hire a new head coach, and they seem to already have a fairly short wish list. They are a very intriguing job opportunity for anyone on the market due to their high-powered offense.
Obviously this is going to be an intriguing situation to keep an eye on moving forward with this news that the coach will have a say in what happens with the general manager position. Perhaps the Falcons can get back on the right track and recognize their full talent next season with a new era of football starting.
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