Atlanta Falcons: 3 best head coaching candidates for real success
1. Joe Brady
Maybe you want to look past this example and I wouldn’t blame you for it, but here’s what Joe Brady can do when it comes to offense:
- 2019 LSU Tigers (with Brady): No. 1 in total offense
- 2020 LSU Tigers (without Brady): No. 35 in total offense
You might argue that has more to do with no Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson. I would argue you’re correct, but I would also say that Brady deserves his just due. After all, those guys were on LSU’s roster before and no one knew how to activate them- but he did.
Before he came to LSU, that was an offense of the stone ages. With him, they were the best in the nation.
Even without Christian McCaffrey for most of the season and a brand new quarterback under center, Brady showed promise and improved that offense- despite the massive talent gap the Panthers faced almost every week.
Maybe he shouldn’t be the No. 1 candidate, but anyone who has followed him knows that Brady has had success and that he has the intelligence to make a major impact at the head coaching level. That’s exactly why he’s getting interview requests from basically every franchise with an opening currently, including the Atlanta Falcons.
No matter who the Falcons choose to target, there’s only one direction to go: Offense. Anything other than that would be a complete and utter failure on the part of the franchise.