Falcons interviewing one of the best defensive minds for defensive coordinator

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In some good news for Falcons fans, Atlanta is interviewing former Bears defensive coordinator and Broncos head coach Vic Fangio for their defensive coordinator opening:

Even with a bad tenure in Denver, there’s no doubt Fangio is one of the best defensive minds in football. Here’s how Fangio stacked up the last time we saw him as a defensive coordinator:

2018 Bears

17.69 PPG Allowed (1st in NFL)

3.8 Rushing Yards Per Attempt (4th in NFL)

80 Rushing Yards Per Game Allowed (1st in NFL)

5.7 Passing Yards Per Attempt (1st in NFL)

219.7 Passing Yards Per Game (7th in NFL)

50 Sacks (3rd in NFL)

Fangio’s head coaching tenure didn’t last long, but a lot of that was in part to his offenses being abysmal. During his last season in Denver in 2021, Fangio was still fielding an elite defense.

2021 Broncos

18.9 PPG Allowed (3rd in NFL)

4.3 Rushing Yards Per Attempt (13th in NFL)

111.3 Rushing Yards Per Game Allowed (15th in NFL)

7.1 Passing Yards Per Attempt (15th in NFL)

214.8 Passing Yards Per Game (8th in NFL)

36 Sacks (19th in NFL)

In the year when he was fired, Fangio’s defense was allowing the third least points per game in the NFL. If he can focus on being a defensive coordinator and give the Falcons what he gave the Bears in 2018, the Falcons will be fielding a respectable defense for the first time in a long time.

Photographer: Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire

 

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