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  1. Nolan offers quick take on drafted rookies

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Seven of the Atlanta Falcons' nine drafted players were on defense, which had to please defensive coordinator Mike Nolan as he looks to add more multiplicity to the scheme. "Obviously, with the addition of the free agents as...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  2. Five random thoughts on OTAs

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons have their second open session of organized team activities on Wednesday, with practice set to begin at 10:30 a.m. Here are five random thoughts on what to look for throughout the day: 1) Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan is ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  3. Falcons can boost pass rush without a star

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons aren't panicking -- at least not yet -- over their inability to secure a top pass-rusher this offseason. Sure, it would have been a nice luxury to land a proven talent such as Brian Orakpo or even a promising rookie such as Jad...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  4. In Will McClay, Cowboys will be covered

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- There is a Herm Edwards story that keeps coming back to Will McClay, especially now. The story is from more than 10 years ago, when Edwards was coach of the New York Jets. As a boy, Edwards' father made him sweep the back patio of...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  5. Falcons DC Nolan happy to have contract

    Vaughn McClure

    While we're on the topic of contract extensions -- the Atlanta Falcons announced new deals for team president Rich McKay, general manger Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith on Monday - there was at least one other member of the staff who recei...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  6. Falcons' Smith: Coordinators back in 2014

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons have yet to announce any changes to the coaching staff, but head coach Mike Smith made clear his intentions to keep offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and special teams coor...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  7. Falcons' Nolan deserves a pass for this year

    Vaughn McClure

    After a 4-12 season, we should expect the Atlanta Falcons to make some changes in order to return to the postseason. But those changes won't involve either of the coordinators. The Falcons' decision over the weekend to give defensive coordinator M...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  8. Mike Nolan, Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator, agrees to exte...

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan have agreed to a contract extension, a source confirmed to ESPN's John Clayton.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2013
  9. Falcons Nolan knows defense fell well short

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan is destined to be under the microscope next week as management reflects on the 2013 season and tries to recover from an epic fall. There is a good chance the Falcons could go ...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  10. Falcons Nolan set to face familiar 49ers

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The next game on the Atlanta Falcons' schedule should carry a little added significance for defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. Even if it does, Nolan won't let his emotions get in the way of his preparation. For the second...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  11. Nolan offers take on Umenyiora's status

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan said veteran defensive end Osi Umenyiora met with coach Mike Smith about Umenyiora's new reserve role. Nolan implied Umenyiora was content with the move. "As I'm sure Mike told...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  12. Sean Weatherspoon supports Mike Nolan

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - While offensive players such as Matt Ryan and Tony Gonzalez expressed support for offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter moving forward, at least one Atlanta Falcon did the same for defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. Linebacker Se...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  13. Hard-hitting Moore aiming to change style

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Hard-hitting Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore vowed to be a changed man after being fined a total of $74,550 so far this season for illegal hits. Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan already noticed a difference in Moore's p...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  14. Falcons coordinators: Expectations not met

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Coordinators Dirk Koetter and Mike Nolan are far from satisfied with the performance of their respective units as the 3-10 Atlanta Falcons prepare for their final three games of the 2013 season. Koetter, who is a candidate f...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  15. Koetter declines to talk specifics of Boise

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who interviewed for the Boise State job Monday, declined to discuss specifics regarding his interaction with the school. Koetter addressed the media Tuesday afternoon, and ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  16. Double Coverage: Falcons at Packers

    Rob Demovsky and Vaughn McClure

    Last season, the Atlanta Falcons were one quarter away from reaching the Super Bowl, and the Green Bay Packers reached the divisional round of the playoffs. Eleven months later, the teams have a combined record of 8-15-1. That's why the NFL mov...

    Blog | December 05, 2013