During the team’s end-of-the-season press conference, head coach Arthur Smith said the Falcons would take their time to find the right coach. Thus far, the team has reportedly requested interviews with four different assistants, including former Dolphins coach Brian Flores.
Stay up to date with each request using our interview tracker below.
Al Holcomb: Panthers defensive coordinator
Falcons requested permission to interview Panthers’ defensive coordinator Al Holcomb, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2023
Brian Flores: Steelers senior assistant
Ryan Nielsen: Saints co-defensive coordinator
The Falcons have requested to interview Saints co-DC/D-line coach Ryan Nielsen for their defensive coordinator vacancy, per league sources. Nielsen's work in recent years with New Orleans’ defensive front is highly regarded around the league.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 14, 2023
Jerry Gray: Packers DB coach/pass game coordinator
Ejiro Evero: Broncos defensive coordinator (declined)
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 13, 2023