According to Josh Kendall of The Athletic, Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach Charles London is set to interview for the Miami Dolphins’ offensive coordinator position on Mike McDaniel’s staff.
Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach Charles London will interview for Miami's offensive coordinator position, according to a source. Mike McDaniel was jumped named Dolphins head coach.
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Charles London became the Falcons quarterbacks coach after serving under Matt Nagy on the Bears staff as the running backs coach the year prior. London joined Dave Ragone — the Falcons offensive coordinator — in Atlanta on Arthur Smith’s staff.
Even though London and Smith are friends, it was clear the first-year head coach didn’t hire London because he was a good guy; he was good at his job.
“Charles is one of the better coaches I’ve been around,” Smith said. “I didn’t hire him because he’s a good friend. I hired him because he’s a great football coach. He’s done a really good job transitioning to his role, and we’re happy he’s on this team.”
London will absolutely take the position as Miami’s offensive coordinator if Mike McDaniel offers him the job, but there are no guarantees. McDaniel is a former Falcons coach himself, but with only one year of experience as an offensive coordinator, he’ll need a competent man to be his OC, so it says a lot about the kind of coach London is considered.
London obviously worked with Matt Ryan, Josh Rosen, A.J. McCarron, and Feleipe Franks; however, his most significant contribution came in the form of a former All-Pro returner turning in the best offensive season of his career — Cordarrelle Patterson.
He was instrumental in formulating Patterson’s role in the offense and the subsequent effort to get the Falcons front office and Patterson himself to sign off on it. London has a vast wealth of experience coaching in the NFL, and we all want him to succeed, but don’t kid yourself. It would be a devastating loss for Arthur Smith’s staff.