Mike Mularkey: The Key To a Falcons’ Championship?

June 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Before we go forward, let's go back two seasons ago. A new regime had ascended over Flowery Branch, featuring a fresh-faced General Manager from a great organization up north, to a silver-haired coach with a name as common as your local mailman, to a rookie QB who had the savior label attached to him before he ever put on the red and black.
There was one important storyline that was missing among the hype: an offensive coordinator who was known for installing high-powered offenses in the Steel City but yet flamed out in Buffalo, looking for a chance at redemption. That man was Mike Mularkey.
He was widely respected for his ability to create a balanced offense, but it wasn't until Matt Ryan's first NFL pass was complete to Michael Jenkins for a 62-yard TD that fans and the NFL universe realized that something special was happening here. It continued throughout the 2008 season as Atlanta rose from the ashes to reach the NFL playoffs.
A while back I wrote about the importan...

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