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  1. Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio at introductory news conf...

    Michael Wagaman

    Jack Del Rio grew up in Northern California, played in a high school championship football game at the Oakland Coliseum and spent countless Sunday afternoons cheering for the Raiders. He has returned to his roots and couldn't be happier.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2015
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  4. Falcons restructuring in personnel department focused on Dimitrof...

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank cautioned more changes could be forthcoming following the dismissal of head coach Mike Smith. At least one of those changes occurred Wednesday, although it did not involve the hiring of a new coach. The team a...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  5. Possible replacements for Perry Fewell

    Dan Graziano

    With Perry Fewell out after five years as New York Giants defensive coordinator, here's a partial list of possible replacements, in no particular order: Pepper Johnson, defensive line coach, Buffalo Bills: Former Giants linebacker and two-time Sup...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  6. Report: Falcons interview Keith Armstrong for head coach job

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons have interviewed special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong for their head coaching vacancy following the firing of Mike Smith, according to a report by Fox Sports. Armstrong, 51, has interviewed for head-coaching positions in r...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  7. Falcons QB Matt Ryan letting coaching search play itself out

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was a guest analyst on ESPN's "NFL Countdown" on Sunday and addressed the team's coaching search for the first time since Mike Smith was fired. Ryan was asked what type of coach the Falcons need moving forward...

    Blog | January 04, 2015
  8. Atlanta Falcons season report card

    Vaughn McClure

    Although they entered Week 17 with a chance to win the NFC South, the Atlanta Falcons were doomed early in the season when they suffered through a five-game losing streak and 2-6 start en route to a 6-10 finish and the firing of coach Mike Smith. ...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  9. Owners give coaches more of a chance -- John Clayton's mailbag

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's mailbag: Owners seem to be realizing that firing coaches early in their tenure isn't always the answer.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2014
  10. Could Rex Ryan be top option for Falcons?

    Vaughn McClure

    The Atlanta Falcons obviously have identified some of their top targets to replace fired coach Mike Smith, and former New York Jets coach Rex Ryan is on that list. ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed Ryan will interview with the Falcons next week, as f...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  11. Players express 'real' emotions about Mike Smith's firing

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons safety Dwight Lowery was in New York when the New York Jets fired then-head coach Eric Mangini. He was in Jacksonville when the Jacksonville Jaguars fired both Jack Del Rio and Mike Mularkey. But there was something remarkably diff...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  12. Rapid Reaction: Falcons fire Mike Smith

    Vaughn McClure

    ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank did the expected Monday when he fired head coach Mike Smith with one year left on Smith's contract. It was the right move for a team needing a new sense of direction. Although the players appreciated S...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  13. Atlanta Falcons fire Mike Smith

    Vaughn McClure

    Coach Mike Smith was fired by the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced Monday morning.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2014
  14. Time for sweeping changes with the Atlanta Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    ATLANTA -- As Mike Smith stepped away from the home team's podium inside the Georgia Dome for what more than likely was the final time, he exchanged a quick word with team owner Arthur Blank then disappeared into the locker room. The face of the Atla...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: Atlanta Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    A few thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 34-3 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at the Georgia Dome: What it means: No doubt, this is the end of the Mike Smith era in Atlanta. That was made clear before kickoff, when ESPN's Chris Mortensen rep...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  16. Mike Smith of Atlanta Falcons -- 'I'm the one held responsible'

    Vaughn McClure

    Falcons coach Mike Smith, who appears destined to be fired following a 6-10 season, said there were plenty of mistakes he made throughout the season.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2014
  17. W2W4: Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers

    Vaughn McClure

    With Mike Smith coaching for his job as the Falcons have reportedly already hired a search firm, here are a few things other things to watch for as the Atlanta Falcons (6-9) host the Carolina Panthers (6-8-1) at the Georgia Dome Sunday for the NFC So...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  18. Atlanta Falcons hire search firm in event of coaching change

    The Atlanta Falcons have hired the search firm Korn Ferry to identify head-coaching candidates in the event the team makes a head-coaching change, league sources told ESPN.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2014