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Atlanta Falcons (HC and GM): The Falcons interviewed interim head coach Raheem Morris for the full-time job Friday and are expected run a wide search beginning Monday. Among the candidates Atlanta has been researching are Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles -- who was a finalist last time it came out -- as well as Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith and Rams DC Brandon Staley.

Former Texans GM Rick Smith is considered a strong candidate for the GM job and has a relationship with president and CEO Rich McKay from their days on the competition committee. However, the Falcons also are expected to request interviews with several first-time candidates, including Colts director of college scouting Morocco Brown, Saints VP/assistant GM of pro personnel Terry Fontenot, Rams college scouting director Brad Holmes, Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly, Vikings assistant GM George Paton and Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen. With McKay and fellow former GMs Ruston Webster and Phil Emery on staff, there would be a support system to help a younger executive to grow into the job.

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13 minutes ago, Falcons Fan MVP said:

The question is does Arthur Smith want to come here?

From a talent perspective, I think we are top of the list. We have some guys that can still have this team compete while we have an eye on the future. If he wants to start fresh we are at the bottom of the list. 

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5 minutes ago, JetJones11 said:

I’m over here dreaming about a Riddick - Bienemy - Fields combo i hope this is just smoke ... the report came out we are interested in Riddick but we let Texans Lions and Jags interview him what the f*** are we doing 

No for me on Riddick. Bieniemy and Fields I could get on board with.

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Brown, Kelly, Fontenot are all connected to Hackett as HC. Paton is rumored to wanna work with Fitzgerald from Northwestern. Arthur Smith is rumored to pair with Ryan Cowden. I wouldn’t mind Brown. He could pair with Mike McDaniel or Hackett. Kelly could pair with Hackett, Staley,  McDaniel, or Smith.

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1 hour ago, Zzzzz said:

That interview needed to end like this:

"Raheem, you're better than Quinn ... but we need a complete new coaching regime.

Thanks, but no thanks."

If you would do that, then there would be no reason to interview him. Also, none of the other candidates has a success guarantee.

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