FLOWER BRANCH, Ga. – The Atlanta Falcons have conducted a second interview with Bill Belichick for the organization's head coaching position, the club announced Friday, Jan. 19. Belichick spent the last 24 seasons as head coach of the New England Patriots, where he led the Patriots to 17 division titles and six Super Bowl championships.
Completed Head Coach Interviews:
The Falcons have conducted initial head coach interviews with the following people:
- Mike Macdonald, defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens
- Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan
- Steve Wilks, defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers
- Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero
- Anthony Weaver, Baltimore Ravens assistant head coach/defensive coach
- Former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick
- Jim Harbaugh, head coach at the University of Michigan
- Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brian Johnson
- Aaron Glenn, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator
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Per NFL protocols, interviews with employees of other clubs must be conducted virtually prior to the conclusion of the Divisional Playoff games on Sunday, January 21st. If the employers' club had a wild card bye, virtual interviews had to be conducted before final wild card games.
If the employer club was a Wild Card participant, virtual interviews could begin three days after its Wild Card game and must be conducted before the conclusion of the Divisional Playoff games.
Beginning Monday, January 22, clubs will be able to conduct in-person or virtual interviews with candidates employed by other NFL clubs whose seasons have ended. They are prohibited from conducting initial interviews with candidates employed by clubs participating in the Conference Championship Games until the end of the employer club's season.