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If you could pick one former Atlanta Falcon to come back as an assistant coach, who would it be?

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Fact: Tony Gonzalez is ... Tony Gonzalez?

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The Atlanta Falcons have had their fair share of down years in their nearly 50 year history. In fact, they've had more than their fair share. But truth be told, a lot of fantastic football players have donned the red and black over the years. I'm talking about truly great, iconic players like Tony Gonzalez, Deion Sanders, and Chuck Smith. And then there's the less heralded former Falcons with exemplary knowledge of the game; guys like Brian Finneran, Stephen Nicholas, and Todd McClure.

If you haven't noticed, a lot of former players have recently found themselves in coaching roles, working as assistants with their former teams or under their former coaches. Joey Porter is back with the Steelers, coaching the outside linebackers. Ed Reed just signed on to work as an assistant under Rex Ryan. Let's assume for a second that the Falcons would go this route. Who would you like to see them bring on board?

I'd love to see a guy like Chuck Smith work with the pass rushers. He already worked as a "intern" with the Cincinnati Bengals during OTAs last summer. (He's also made periodic appearances at Flowery Branch to lend a helping hand.) I'd also like to see Mud Duck back with the team, maybe even as a player/coach. (I'm only half joking - even at his age, he can't be much worse than Mike Person was last season.)

Your thoughts? Discuss!