5 Things To Know About RB Coach Bobby Turner

1. An Offensive-Minded Reunion: Bobby Turner arrives in Atlanta as the team's new running backs coach, following five years in Washington where he served as assistant head coach while also leading the club's running backs group. Turner reunites with Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who served in the same role with the Redskins from 2010-2013.

2. More Super Bowl Experience: Like Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, Turner has coached in back-to-back Super Bowls (XXXII & XXXIII) as the running backs coach for the Denver Broncos, both wins. During his 15-year stay in Denver, Turner helped Broncos running back Terrell Davis earn AP Offensive Player of the Year twice (1996, '98), including an epic effort of 2,008 rushing yards in 1998.

3. Youth Movement: Under Turner's coaching, it wasn't just Davis who thrived as an NFL running back. He helped Washington rookie running back Alfred Morris record 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2013, the third most in league history by a rookie behind Eric Dickerson (1,808) and George Rogers (1,674).

4. The Goal Ahead: The Falcons rushed for 1,498 yards in 2014. Turner will surely use that number as motivation to get the most out his new running backs group, while driven by Quinn's goal to have a tough, physical style of play. Consider the challenge gladly accepted by Turner, a 20-year NFL coaching veteran.

5. Excited Anticipation: Among the Falcons players excited for Turner's arrival in Atlanta, fullback Patrick DiMarco envisions success for the team's entire stable of running backs, thanks to Turner's wisdom and expertise.

"I am excited to have Bobby Turner here and can't wait to get back to football," DiMarco said. "Coach Turner has had a lot of success coaching the running back position, and I hope to continue to grow on that success and have the best running backs group in the NFL next year."

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