The Atlanta Falcons announced late Tuesday that owner Arthur Blank, general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith would speak to the media as part of a season-in-review press conference Wednesday at Noon ET. The press conference can viewed live at the Falcons' official site.
Among the topics likely to be discussed?
- The departure of defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder to Auburn University (the details of which Smith was hesitant to discuss on Monday),
- The rumored departure of offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey to the Jacksonville Jaguars as their new head coach.
- Also heavily rumored to be leaving is director of player personnel Les Snead, who is considered a candidate for open general manager jobs in St. Louis and Chicago.
- Early reports that the Falcons have contacted University of Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham as a replacement for VanGorder.
- The likelihood (or even a promotion announcement) that current quarterbacks coach Bob Bratkowski will assume the vacant offensive coordinator job.
- The ongoing "system evaluations" on both offense and defense that will determine if the Falcons resign soon-to-be free agents John Abraham, Brent Grimes, Curtis Lofton, Todd McClure and others.