Owner Arthur Blank said the Atlanta Falcons needed to get tougher.
With the hiring of Mike Tice as offensive line coach, the team has taken a step toward the aforementioned toughness.
After the dismal season ended, the Falcons fired offensive line coaches Paul Dunn and Pat Hill. Quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked a career-high 44 times and was hit on nearly every pass attempt.
Tice brings a no-nonsense approach to coaching. I’m completely on board with this hire because, as Blank pointed out, the Falcons absolutely need to get tougher and that toughness starts up front.
But also, Atlanta’s offensive line needs to get better. Tice brings a ton of a experience, but he still needs some talent to work with. Expect the Falcons to add quality lineman in both free agency and the draft.