For all the talk about this year’s new inductees, there seemed to be more buzz and puzzlement over Owens’ snub. He’s certainly got the numbers, standing second in all-time receiving yards, third in receiving touchdowns … if he’s not a Hall of Fame receiver, many fans wondered, who, besides Jerry Rice, fits the bill?
Owens is second all-time in receiving yards with 15,934, third in receiving touchdowns with 153, and eighth with 1,078 receptions.
Cox, 48, has coached Atlanta’s defensive line since 2014. Besides a decade of NFL coaching experience, Cox also was a three-time All-Pro during a 12-year playing career at linebacker.
The Falcons already made a major coaching move earlier in the day when hiring Steve Sarkisian away from the University of Alabama to replace outgoing offensive cordiantor Kyle Shanahan, who Trade Cheap Jerseys left to become San Francisco’s new head coach.
Other changes are set to follow with teams requesting interviews through the Falcons to hire staff members for their own vacancies. The Falcons are expected to grant some of them but veto others for those who remain under contract even if it means a potential promotion and/or raise, which Nike NFL Jerseys 2014 is a common practice among almost all NFL teams seeking to retain talented assistants.