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It’s a major loss for Atlanta’s front office.

Postby zhangzk » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:19 am

WhiteFanposts Fanshots Library FalcFans Podcast on The FalcoholicContact The FalcoholicFalcons StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Falcons NewsYahoo Falcons Team PageYahoo Falcons ReportYahoo Falcons Depth ChartYahoo Falcons TransactionsYahoo Falcons PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Falcons Assistant GM Scott Pioli steps down from role New ,117commentsIt’s a major loss for Atlanta’s front office. EDTShareTweetShareShareFalcons Assistant GM Scott Pioli steps down from role Dale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsThe Atlanta Falcons will be saying farewell to a key member of its front office. ESPN’s Field Yates first reported Thursday that Falcons Assistant General Manager Scott Pioli would be stepping down from the role to pursue other opportunities. The team confirmed the news, with Pioli providing the reasoning for his decision. Pioli joined the team ahead of the 2014 draft, and was apart of a number of key selection with the team, including left tackle Jake Matthews, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, linebacker Deion Jones, defensive ends Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley, safety Keanu Neal and recent offensive linemen Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary. Pioli was with the Chiefs before rejoining his old New England Patriots cohort and Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff in Atlanta’s front office. Dimitroff commented on the decision in the release Womens James Daniels Jersey , providing Pioli his support. The team has former Titans GM Ruston Webster and Bears GM Phil Emery on staff as national scouts. Both could fill the empty role of assistant GM, as could Director of Player Personnel Shepley Heard. The team could also choose to leave it vacant or go with an outside hire. We wish Pioli well with his future endeavors and thank him for his time with the team. We’ll see if Atlanta chooses to fill the role or let it be. Matt Nagy met the media yesterday and he talked about how excited he was for his 2019 free agents."As an assistant coach, Matt Nagy grew up under the Andy Reid learning tree, and Reid is one of the most forward thinking offensive minds of all time. Reid’s roots are squarely in the west coast offense, but he’s shown an ability to adapt and to learn other concepts to keep things fresh for his teams. Nagy’s first year running the offense with the Chicago Bears wasn’t record setting, but we saw innovation for the first time in a long time, and the groundwork was laid to what should be a breakout in 2019. Part of that breakout will center around the new faces his team added in free agency. This team will still only go as far as Mitchell Trubisky will take them, but with a new running back and a new play-maker (WR/KR/RB) joining Allen Robinson II Tarik Cohen Jersey , Tarik Cohen, Anthony Miller, Trey Burton, Taylor Gabriel, and for now, Jordan Howard, the offense has a multitude of weapons that defenses will need to scheme against. Nagy’s new tailback, former Seattle Seahawk Mike Davis , has never been the number one option, but he had a mini-breakout last year averaging a career high 4.6 yards per carry (514 yards). He also hauled in 34 receptions, and he did so while playing only 37% of the offensive snaps. He’s not a burner, but there’s a suddenness to his game that will add a dimension to the offense in 2019. “He was a guy that can make you miss between the tackles.” Nagy said from the NFL owners meetings on Tuesday. “He has that in him. We liked that. We thought that would be a good addition to our side of the ball on offense.” Adding a play-maker like Cordarrelle Patterson to the mix also has Nagy excited. Patterson is one of the best kick returners in the history of the NFL, but he’s going to have a versatile role all over the offense with the Bears. He only played about 20% of the offensive snaps last year for the Patriots, with another 16% on special teams, but he made the most of his 5.7 touches per game by returning kicks and lining up everywhere on offense. He racked up 76 all-purpose yards per game and 5 total touchdowns last year. Nagy also weighed in on his defense’s new safety and nickleback. The Bears didn’t re-sign Adrian Amos or Bryce Callahan, two popular and productive players Womens Walter Payton Jersey , but they both moved on to big paydays with the Packers and Broncos respectively. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Buster Skrine will try to fill the shoes of those two players, but the Bears are confident they can do it. I don’t think it was a coincidence that Amos’ production picked up once he was paired with Eddie Jackson the last two seasons, so now that Clinton-Dix will slide into the role next to an All-Pro in Jackson, we’ll have to see if he can bounce back to his Pro Bowl form. I think Amos is a solid football player, and will be fine in Green Bay, but I also think Clinton-Dix is a good fit for the Bears defense. He’s a different type of safety, but with the way Chicago’s offense should be able to score points, Chicago will need a guy that can cover Gale Sayers Jersey , and that’s where he has the edge over Amos.And speaking of covering, Nagy believes their new nickle can do that as well. That description reminds me of their old nickle corner, Callahan, whom I do think is a better player. Part of the reason the Bears went with Skrine is his relative good health throughout his career. Callahan’s injury history had to be considered, and he’s still not cleared to workout and will probably miss minicamp for Denver.But Nagy and the Bears have moved on from 2018 and they expect their new faces to help them build off their 12 win, NFC North championship, and get even further this season.Which of these four do you think will make the biggest impact?

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