10 issues to find out about Falcons DC Ryan Nielsen

The Atlanta Falcons went behind enemy strains to poach New Orleans Saints co-defensive coordinator/DL coach Ryan Nielsen for his or her defensive coordinator emptiness. Nielsen, 43, spent six years in New Orleans, primarily teaching the line of defense.

Apart from working for a division rival and incomes excessive reward from Saints defensive lineman Cameron Jordan, Falcons followers don’t know a ton about Nielsen.

Listed here are 10 issues to find out about Atlanta’s new defensive coordinator.

Began at DL for USC from 1999-2001

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Signed with Eagles 2002 (0 video games performed)

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DL coach at Ole Miss underneath Ed Orgeron (2005-2007)

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DL coach/assistant at NC State (2012-2016)

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DL coach for New Orleans Saints (2017-2020)

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Declined defensive coordinator job at LSU in 2021

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Promoted to assistant head coach by Saints in 2021

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Named co-defensive coordinator by Saints in 2022

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Saints protection ranked 2nd in opposition to the go, fifth in complete sacks in 2022

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Earned first full-time defensive coordinator job with Falcons in 2023

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Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire

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