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Falcons interview Browns DL coach Tosh Lupoi

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The former Alabama play caller and California defensive lineman could be in line for the assistant DL coach job in Atlanta.

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The Falcons moved on from passing game coordinator Jerome Henderson and assistant defensive line coach Travis Jones last week, and at some point it stood to reason that they’d be looking to replace those coaches.

The first thing we’ve seen reported thus far is that the Falcons interviewed Browns defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi, but haven’t hired him just yet. We’ll see if they do, but it may depend on whether Lupoi gets a better offer as the Cardinals defensive line coach, rather than Atlanta’s assistant defensive line coach.

Lupoi cut his teeth as the defensive line coach for California from 2008-2011, moved on to Washington, and joined Alabama to serve as the outside linebackers coach and ultimately defensive coordinator in 2018. He did a fine job in that role before moving on to become the Browns defensive line coach in 2019, where he did solid work this past season.

Lupoi is more than qualified to be an assistant in Atlanta, in other words, and feels like a good hire if the Falcons can get him. Let’s hope they can.