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Falcons owner says Bill Belichick was never offered head coach job

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By: Matt Urben

The Atlanta Falcons had a long and thorough coaching search before hiring Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris. Despite rumors that former Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was the favorite, the team went in a different direction after conducting multiple interviews with Belichick.

This left many wondering why the two sides couldn’t reach a deal, with some in the media reporting that Belichick wanted too much control. Falcons owner Arthur Blank held a virtual press conference on Friday and claimed that Belichick never asked for full control of the team, per ESPN’s Michael Rothstein.

Not only did Blank state that Belichick’s rumored demands were false, he said the Falcons never even offered the former Patriots head coach the job.

Blank was referring to Boomer Esiason, who reported that he heard Belichick was in fact offered the job in Atlanta. Regardless of what actually happened, the Falcons hired Morris and he’s arguably a better fit than the 71-year-old Belichick.

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Originally posted on Falcons Wire