SENIOR BOWL: South coach Mike Shanahan

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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Deep South Falcon

January 26th, 2012
4:15 pm

Hey DOL, there is a report over on SB Nation that the Falcons have hired Joe Danna as their DB coach. Is this true? Not True? I really don’t give a flip about Mike Shanahan talking. I would prefer to know who our new DB and OL coach are going to be. C’MON MAN!


January 26th, 2012
4:27 pm

Deep South Falcon

Is this the same Joe Danna that was part of the Falcons staff a couple of years ago?


January 26th, 2012
4:40 pm

Same guy….

The Real Falcon

January 26th, 2012
5:07 pm

Why the draft counts:

The Atlanta Falcons didn’t have a first-round pick in 2006. They traded it to the New York Jets for defensive end John Abraham, who has had a very productive run in Atlanta. But the Jets turned that pick into tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson. Had the Falcons landed Ferguson in 2006, they never would have drafted Sam Baker in 2008.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

January 26th, 2012
8:34 pm

I tweeted the Joe Danna hiring last night. Just drove back from Mobile and finished two stories. We’ll post once it’s properly sourced.
Those SB folks are linking to my tweet. . .

“Joe Danna set to return to #Falcons as DB coach. He was with Nolan in Miami.”

It’s not official yet. But Nolan let the cat out of the bag in Mobile. He told one of the Miami guys about Joe Danna coming back to Atlanta.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

January 26th, 2012
8:42 pm

Deep South Falcon — They are linking to MY TWEET. Relax and you C’MON MAN!!! Wake up and pay attention in class.


January 27th, 2012
2:53 am

I don’t like Shanahan.I’ll never forget the footage of the 98 Superbowl where He and John Elway we’re on the sidelines making fun of the Falcons. Screw him !

Preston Thompson

January 27th, 2012
8:03 am

Are the Falcon’s hiring the best coaches available or just hiring old pals? Something just seems so screwy.


January 27th, 2012
9:05 am

You guys are tripping me out this morning! I can confirm the tweet though. Also agree that I don’t “give a flip about Shanahan talking” either. lol.

Greg from Marietta

January 27th, 2012
10:14 am

Hey, I agree with Preston Thompson it looks a lot like the ‘Good ol’ Boy’ network has struck again. I am disappointed at the GM in not pursuing the ‘Best’ coach available whether he be in the college or professional ranks. What it seems that we are hiring is a bunch of ‘Retreads’ from losing organizations. How are you going to coach a team to become a winner when you just came from coaching a losing team???????

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