For Falcons fans like myself, this will be music to your ears, as it was just reported that the Falcons will interview Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady for their vacant head coaching job
#Panthers OC Joe Brady, a bright up-and-coming offensive mind, received requests from the #Falcons, #Texans, and #Chargers to interview for their vacant head coach jobs, source said. A new name into the HC mix.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2021
Admittedly, I’m a little biased towards Brady. I’ve had the opportunity to watch him up close and personnel over the past two seasons. In 2019, the LSU Tigers rode his offensive wizardry to an undefeated season and a National Championship. Following that, he accepted a job with the Panthers as their offensive coordinator, giving him his first opportunity to have complete control of an offense.
While Carolina hasn’t been explosive, they’ve been respectable offensively — especially given their personnel. It still might be a little early to hand Brady the keys to a franchise, but he’s rightfully deserving of looks with everyone trying to find the next Kyle Shanahan or Sean McVay.
The interview is vital for all potential candidates, but it is probably more crucial for Brady than anyone. When addressing the media at his end of the season press conference, Arthur Blank talked about how Bobby Petrino’s hiring set the Falcons back years because they were looking so desperately for a brilliant offensive mind.
McKay: "We made mistake pigeonholing ourselves with Petrino thinking we gotta have an offensive guy to deal with Michael [Vick]."
He and Blank indicate #Falcons won't be biased towards offense or defense in coaching hire. Will focus on leadership and accountability.
— Aaron Freeman (@falcfans) January 4, 2021
They will be hesitant not to make that mistake again, meaning Brady will have to drop them dead whenever he gets the opportunity. Something tells me he just might be able to do that, though.