Coordinators Nolan, Koetter giving Falcons balance
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By GEORGE HENRY
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Last year's playoff disappointment hit so hard that Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith needed to change his staff from the top.
It seems Smith made the right decisions when he hired Mike Nolan as defensive coordinator and Dirk Koetter to run the offense.
"In my mind we have the best coaching staff in the NFL," Smith said.
How long he can keep it together is unclear.
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