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90th Shrine Game Has Strong Falcons Ties

Posted Jan 22, 2016

Andrew Hirsh atlantafalcons.com Twitter

The upcoming East-West Shrine Game will be a great opportunity for NFL Draft prospects to prove their worth. They'll be guided by a bunch of valued football minds, including five ex-Falcons coaches and players.
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On Saturday, Jan. 23, the 90th annual East-West Shrine Game will be held at Tropicana Field, where some of college football’s best players will gather for a game that can greatly impact their NFL Draft stock.

June Jones, the West head coach, played for Atlanta from 1977 to 1981, served as offensive coordinator/assistant head coach from 1991 to 1993 and was the head coach from 1994-1996. Jones played 17 games as the Falcons’ quarterback and, as OC/assistant HC in 1991, helped lead the team to a 10-6 record and playoff berth.

Chris Miller, West’s QB coach, won 34 games with the Falcons in seven seasons. In that time he completed 54 percent of his passes and threw for 87 touchdowns. He was the starting quarterback for the successful 1991 team and earned a Pro Bowl nomination in the process with 3,103 passing yards and 26 touchdown passes.

Terance Mathis, West’s WR coach, is one of the best receivers in Falcons history. During his eight campaigns in Atlanta, he caught 573 passes for 7,349 yards and 57 TDs. Mathis was a key member of the 1998 team that made the franchise’s lone Super Bowl appearance.

Steve Broussard, West’s RB coach, played running back in Atlanta from 1990 to 1993. The first-round draft pick ended his nine-year NFL career with 2,635 rushing yards, 882 receiving yards, a 4.5 yards per carry average and 22 touchdowns.

Jerry Glanville, West’s defensive coordinator, spent 10 years with the Falcons—four as head coach. He led Atlanta to its 1991 playoff appearance and helped orchestrate the aggressive defense that helped the Falcons to a 10-6 record.

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Is there an NFL coaching staff for each team like the Senior Bowl? And if so, which NFL teams are they from? I tried looking to see who the coaches were but couldn't really find much out from a two minute searching session on my phone.

June Jones is coaching the West team and Charlie Weis is coaching the East team. In the next game the coaches are Mike Martz and Mike Holmgren.

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I fell in love with the Bowling Green center for the west team. Dude was a beast. I noticed him running down field blocking on a screen and decided I'd check out how he was blocking due to our obvious need. In the next fiew plays there was a play where Ochi got to the qb where the four other lineman were 5 yards back in the qb's face and the center had his man stood up at the line of scrimmage

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