Evaluating Ryan Nielsen, Jerry Gray hires | Falcons Final Whistle
Scott Bair and Tori McElhaney kick off the offseason version of Falcons Final Whistle – Ashton Edmunds was in Las Vegas on assignment – with a discussion of the Ryan Nielsen and Jerry Gray hires and how they can impact this Falcons defense following Dean Pees retirement. They discuss what Nielsen brings to the table – his history with a 4-3 base isn't a big deal – and how he can help the Falcons and what's left to find out about what the new defensive coordinator has planned.
(00:00:00): Intro, initial reactions to Ryan Nielsen, Jerry Gray hires
(00:03:50): What we've found out about Ryan Nielsen
(00:07:15): Discussing Nielsen's history in a 4-3 base formation
(00:11:17): Does this hire change the Falcons' needs?
(00:15:24): Why Ryan Nielsen seems like an Arthur Smith guy; Jerry Gray's fit
(21:40): Could we expect Falcons to bring in players their staff has a history with?