NEW YORK — The Falcons granted the Miami Dolphins permission to interview offensive coordiantor Mike Mularkey on Saturday.
Mularkey was Miami’s offensive coordinator in 2006 and the tight ends coach in 2007.
He spoke earlier in the week about getting ready for the playoff game against the New York Gaints at 1 p.m. Sunday and his job prospects.
Mularkey basically promised that he’d be dialed in to call the offensive game against the New York Giants.
“There’s just so much going on during the season, during the week,” Mularkey said. “I can’t tell you how from the minute we get here to the minute we get home, it’s just so structured that there’s not enough time to really focus on anything else. And I’m serious about that.
“Every minute has something going on in it and what’s interesting is that at the end of the week when it’s over, Friday comes around and everything is installed and put in, all the sudden it hits you on Friday, especially late in the season, you don’t really know how tired you are because you don’t have time to think about it ’til when it’s all put in. There’s too much going on, especially this time for any of us to be worried about anything, but this game.”
Falcons owner Arthur Blank, in an exclusive interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, stated that losing some talent is a good thing.
“That’s one of the prices for success, particularly when you have it over time,” Blank said. “When you look at the performance of the team over the last four years, albeit in the regular season only, for the last four years we’ve won every two out of three games that we’ve played, and I think there is only one team in the NFC that has won as many games as we have.
“We’re fifth in the NFL for total wins during that period of time. You are going to attract a lot of attention.”
Since 2008, the Falcons are 43-21 (.672). Only New England (48-16, .750), New Orleans (45-19, .703), Pittsburgh (45-19, .703) and Baltimore (44-20, .688) have won more games over that time span.
Under Mularkey, the Falcons offense has finished in the top 10 in scoring in each of the past two seasons.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog