Bryan Cox Hired to Coach Defensive Line

Bryan Cox should be able to teach Atlanta's defensive front how to get after the quarterback. (Chris O'Meara)

Bryan Cox should be able to teach Atlanta’s defensive front how to get after the quarterback. (Chris O’Meara)

The Atlanta Falcons have made their choice on who to hire as the defensive line coach, and it’s Bryan Cox.

Cox is a former linebacker who spent 12 seasons in the league, notching 51.5 sacks over his career. He began his coaching career in 2006 with the New York Jets, serving as the assistant defensive line coach  for three seasons.

He served as the defensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns in 2009 before moving on to the Miami Dolphins in 2011.

Cox spent the last two seasons as a defensive assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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