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5 Things to Know About Recent Coaching Changes

Morris Shifts Gears: Known as a defensive specialist, Raheem Morris will now switch to the other side of the ball as Atlanta's assistant head coach/wide receivers coach. Morris will help offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan with the Falcons' air attack.

New D Coach Brought on Board: Hired to be the new passing game coordinator on defense, Jerome Henderson joins Atlanta after four years as the Dallas Cowboys' defensive backs coach. He previously served in the same capacity for the Browns (2009-11) and Jets (2008), where he worked alongside Dan Quinn.

A Successful Playing Career: As a player, Henderson spent eight years in the NFL, recording a total of nine interceptions and a sack with five different clubs. Selected by New England in the second round of the 1991 Draft, the Clemson product appeared in two Super Bowls (XXVIII and XXXI).

Getting Results: Dallas' secondary improved quite a bit under Henderson's watch—especially this season, when the Cowboys surrendered the fifth-fewest passing yards in the league. Their DBs improved in 2014, too, as they cut down on passing yards against and passing touchdowns against while increasing their interception total.

A Trusted Mentor: During his decade as an NFL coach, Henderson has played an instrumental role in grooming plenty of young defensive backs. One such DB is T.J. Ward, Terron Ward's older brother, a two-time Pro Bowl nominee and now the starting SS on Denver's elite defense.

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