February 5, 2017 Houston, TX – Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) instructs in the second half at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, on Sunday, February 5, 2017. The Patriots beat the Falcons in OT 34-28. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
FLOWERY BRANCH — Here are five things to know about the Falcons on Friday:
1. ICE IS CHILLING: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is relaxing in Mexico with his wife Sarah and Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
2. YOUNG RETURNS: New defensive line coach Bryant Young returns to coaching after son’s battle with cancer.
3. COACH STAFF COMPLETE: The Falcons announced additional coach position hirings, including a couple of former college head coaches and Charlie Weis Jr.
4. OFFSEASON CALENDAR: Next up is the scouting combine which is set for Feb. 28 through March 6 in Indianapolis. Here’s a look at the offseason calendar.
5. UNIT-BY-UNIT ANALYSIS: The unit-by-unit analysis of the 2016 teams wraps up today with a look at the defensive backs at 10 a.m. and the special teams at 2 p.m. on AJC.Com.
Monday: The Quarterbacks
Tuesday: The running backs and Wide receivers
Wednesday: The tight ends at 10 a.m. and offensive line at 2 p.m.
Thursday: The defensive line at 10 a.m. and linebackers at 2 p.m.
Friday: The defensive backs at 10 a.m. and special teams at 2 p.m.
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