Falcons shake up defense after Super Bowl collapse

first_imgTaal Volcano evacuees warned against going home New England Patriots’ James White scores the winning touchdown during overtime of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)The Atlanta Falcons have confirmed a clear-out of the team’s defensive coaching staff in the wake of the franchise’s historic Super Bowl collapse, it was reported Wednesday.Defensive co-ordinator Richard Smith and line coach Bryan Cox have both been sacked following Sunday’s epic defeat to the New England Patriots, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ The paper said the team denied that the shake-up was linked to the disastrous second-half performance in the Super Bowl, when the Falcons leaked 31 unanswered points as the Patriots secured a dramatic victory.Smith, 61, was appointed defensive co-ordinator two years ago following a stint with the Denver Broncos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundCox, 48, had been the defensive line coach since 2014.The Falcons have also started rebuilding their offensive coaching department after co-ordinator Kyle Shanahan confirmed his move to the San Francisco 49ers. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot deadcenter_img Shanahan is to be replaced by Alabama college offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend D-League: Racal survives tough Wangs to stay unbeaten LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View commentslast_img

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