NFC Notes: Cardinals, Falcons, Lions, Rams

     

Cardinals

  • Cardinals EVP and Chief Operating Officer Ron Minegar informed the organization that he will be stepping down from his position. (Bob McManaman)

Falcons

  • The Atlanta Falson announced that they have officially hired former Browns DL coach Tosh Lupoi as their new defensive line coach and run game coordinator. 

Lions

On Saturday, the Lions announced that they’ve hired Brayden Coombs as their new special teams coordinator. 

Jay Morrison of The Athletic caught up Coombs to ask him about his new job.

“One hundred percent excitement,” Coombs said. “It’s a moment that you work for your whole life. You’re working toward it, and when it finally comes, it was great to be able to share that with my wife. She’s always supported me and believed in me, so for me to be able to give her that news and see the happiness in her face, it’s a moment that I know neither of us will ever forget.

“And then the way that I’m wired, and the way that I think most coaches are wired, it almost immediately shifts to, ‘All right, time to get to work. What’s the first thing I need to do?’ The best advice I’ve gotten about this process is: The goal isn’t to get the job; the goal is to go succeed at the job.

Rams

  • According to Albert Breer, Rams HC Sean McVay was interested in Wisconsin DC Jim Leonard for their defensive coordinator opening prior to hiring Brandon Staley.
  • Breer mentions that Leonard is “100 percent” a coaching candidate to watch going forward. 

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