One area where the Atlanta Falcons have shown undeniable player development over the past few years is at the wide receiver position. Calvin Ridley went from a great complementary option to Julio Jones, to one of the NFL’s elite players at the position in 2020.
Slot receiver Russell Gage put up career highs this season, while Olamide Zaccheaus was contributing before getting injured. All of this likely played a role in head coach Arthur Smith’s decision to retain Dave Brock, the wide receivers coach for the Falcons since 2019, on his staff in 2021.
We have announced three coordinators on Arthur Smith’s coaching staff.
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Prior to his two-year stint as WRs coach, Brock coached the running backs and served as an offensive assistant for another two years on Dan Quinn’s staff.
Brock will be back but all three of the team’s coordinators have been replaced. Atlanta announced on Thursday that Dean Pees will serve as defensive coordinator, Dave Ragone as offensive coordinator, and Marquice Williams as special teams coordinator.