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Falcons Pick Titans Offensive Coordinator Smith As New Coach

ATLANTA: The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to phrases with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith to grow to be the group’s head coach.

The Falcons introduced the settlement on Friday. Smith held a digital interview with the group on Monday and he additionally interviewed with the New York Jets and Detroit Lions. The Jets reached an settlement with Robert Saleh on Thursday evening to be their coach.

The 38-year-old Smith has served on the Tennessee workers for 10 seasons, together with two as offensive coordinator. The Titans completed this season tied for second within the NFL in whole yards.

The Titans went 11-5 to win the AFC South, however had been eradicated from the playoffs Sunday with a 20-13 loss to Baltimore. It was Tennessees fewest factors of the season.

The Falcons are also looking for a alternative for normal supervisor Thomas Dimitroff, who was fired together with coach Dan Quinn following an 0-5 begin that led to a 4-12 end.

Smith was one among seven candidates to interview with Atlanta, together with interim coach Raheem Morris.

Other offensive coordinators to interview with the Falcons had been Green Bays Nathaniel Hackett, Carolinas Joe Brady and Kansas Citys Eric Bieniemy. Saleh and Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Todd Bowles additionally interviewed for the job.

Morris went 4-7 because the interim coach.

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