The Atlanta Falcons introduced defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen on Monday. The former Saints assistant previously served as defensive line coach and co-defensive coordinator in New Orleans.
Falcons fans have been wondering what kind of defense Nielsen will implement in Atlanta, and they finally got some answers Monday. Here are five takeaways from Nielsen's press conference.
Nielsen won't blow everything up and start over
Nielsen feels he aligns well with Smith, Fontenot
Nielsen on his defensive philosophy
Nielsen wants to build upon Falcons' foundation
Nielsen believes coaches should adapt to personnel
Watch Nielsen's full press conference
Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire