A former Falcon coming back to Atlanta could pay huge dividends.
Falcons add four more coaches to Arthur Smith's staff:
Justin Peelle: TEs
Gary Emanuel: DL
Steve Hoffman: Senior assistant
Matt Pees: Defensive assistant
Peelle is a notable add. The former Eagles TE coach helped develop players like Ertz and Goeddert.https://t.co/CRdy4DuxzZ
— William McFadden (@willmcfadden) January 23, 2021
Hoffman has 28 years of NFL coaching experience, having entered the NFL in 1989 as the kicking coach for the Dallas Cowboys. He would spend 16 seasons in Dallas where his specialists set 15 franchise records. He contributed to three world championships as the Cowboys won Super Bowls XXVII, XXVIII and XXX. In addition to his special teams role, Hoffman also served as the offensive/defensive quality control coach from 1989-95, offensive quality control coach from 1996-99 and defensive quality control coach from 2000-04.
Hoffman hasn’t been in Atlanta since 2006 as an assistant special teams coach, but he brings a lot of championship experience to the organization. He worked closely with Smith in Nashville from 2013-2017, so it’s clear that Coach Smith trusts his judgement. Special teams woes plagued Atlanta in 2020, especially against Hoffman’s former team — the Dallas Cowboys. Marquice Williams was named the Special Teams Coordinator, but it’s important that Younghoe Koo builds on his Pro Bowl season and Sterling Hofrichter builds on his promising rookie season.