Vivlamore reporting from Flowery Branch. Thought I would share another short note leftover from Tuesday that we didn’t get to after the news of the McCown signing/Redman release.
The Falcons face the Jaguars Thursday in the final exhibition game – and remember who will be on the opposite sideline.
Mularkey is the new head coach of the Jaguars after spending the past four seasons as the Falcons offensive coordinator. Here is what Falcons coach Mike Smith said about facing his former staff member.
“I talked with Mike [Monday],” Smith said. “It will be different. I’m used to saying Mike in the headset when I’m trying to talk to the guy upstairs, so it will be different. I think they’ve had a really good training camp. You watch and the guys are playing hard. He’s put his stamp on that team through the offseason.”
Might the Falcons defense have an edge after going against a Mularkey offense the past four years?
“The thing about Mike is he has a lot of different personnel groupings and a lot of different formations,” Smith said. “It will be a good test for our guys.”
Smith has praised the job done by Mularkey in Atlanta and stated his appreciation on several occasions.
- Chris Vivlamore
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