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Falcons Hire Mike Nolan, Will Keep 4-3 Defense

D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Atlanta Falcons will not be switching their defense to the 3-4 system that Nolan ran in years past.

This is probably the right decision for the team considering that it would a major overhaul up front to get the right players to make the scheme work. Add in the fact that they’re without a first-round pick and it really makes sense for them to stick with the 4-3.


Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that the Atlanta Falcons have fired Mike Nolan as their defensive coordinator.

Nolan had spent the last two season with the Miami Dolphins and helped turn their defense into a solid unit during that time. What’t interesting about this hire is that Nolan runs a 3-4 defense and Atlanta has built their defensive front based on the 4-3 which is why they signed Ray Edwards last year.

It will be interesting to see if they choose to make a change and could impact their draft strategy this year even though they’re without a first-round pick.

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