Atlanta Falcons Grasping For Straws with Coaching Shakeup

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Dave Brock

Dave Brock has 29 years of coaching experience, mostly at the college level. He coached defensive backs early in his career, but has only coached offense at the major college and NFL levels.

Brock has coached a variety of positions with Division 1 College Football programs. Those roles include offensive coordinator, as well as coaching quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends.

Dave Brock has held assistant coaching positions with Hofstra, Temple, North Carolina, Kansas State, Boston College, and Rutgers. He was also the head coach at Delaware for four seasons from 2013-2016.

The Atlanta Falcons gave Brock his first NFL coaching opportunity in 2017, hiring him as assistant wide receivers coach to the aforementioned Raheem Morris. He served in that capacity for two seasons, before making the transfer to running backs coach prior to the start of this season. The move was short-lived, as Brock now turns his attention back to developing the wide receiver position.

Bernie Parmalee

Bernie Parmalee got his start in the coaching business with the Miami Dolphins, as a tight ends coach and special teams coach. He held the position from 2002 to 2004.

Parmalee accepted the same positions at Notre Dame in 2005 and performed as tight ends coach and special teams coach until 2009. He then jumped back to the professional ranks, coaching Kansas City Chiefs’ tight ends for three years and Oakland Raiders running backs for another three seasons.

Bernie Parmalee was hired as the Atlanta Falcons running backs coach in 2018. He changed positions before this season, taking on the new role as an assistant special teams coach and offensive assistant. Much like his staff mate Dave Brock, Parmalee’s adjusted role ended after just eight games.