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Sources: Falcons expected to make changes with Sarkisian, Manuel

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to sources, the Atlanta Falcons are expected to make changes with their offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian and Defensive Coordinator Marquand Manuel. The Falcons have gone 6-9 this season.

The team has already been eliminated from playoff contention. This is the Falcons first losing season since the 2014 season.

Atlanta Falcons Offensive Coordinator Steve Sarkisian on the field talking to head coach Dan Quinn against the Cincinnati Bengals
Steve Sarkisian on the field talking to head coach Dan Quinn against the Cincinnati Bengals (Getty Images)

There will be one final game before the season ends. The season finale is on December 30th against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Sarkisian has been the Falcons Offensive Coordinator the last two seasons. He has been battling questions about his job security for quite some time.

The Falcons led the NFL with a 33.8 points per game average in 2016. Under Sarkisian in 2017, the team averaged 22.1 points. This season, the team is averaging 25.3 points per game.

Prior to be hired as the Falcons Offensive Coordinator, the 44-year-old Torrance, California native never worked in the NFL in his coaching career.

The Falcons have had six games, where they scored 30 or more points. On December 16th, the team scored a season-high 40 points against the Arizona Cardinals.

Marquand Manuel has spent the last two seasons as the Falcons Defensive Coordinator. The 39-year-old Miami, Florida native’s unit is allowing 26.1 points per game.

Like Sarkisian, Manuel had no prior experience as Defensive Coordinator before being promoted by Quinn. Manuel also was the Falcons Secondary Coach in 2015 and 2016.

He also was an Assistant Secondary Coach with the Seattle Seahawks in 2014. He was the Seahawks Defensive Assistant in 2013.

Manuel began his coaching career with the Seahawks in 2012 as their Assistant Special Teams Coach.


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