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Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/14/1979
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Falcons hired Kyle Shanahan as their new offensive coordinator.
Atlanta plans to officially hire Seahawks DC Dan Quinn as their new coach immediately following the Feb. 1 Super Bowl. It gives them a powerful pairing on either side of the ball. Shanahan has established himself as a strong offensive game-planner and schemer during seven years as an NFL coordinator, even coaxing the talent-deficient, Brian Hoyer-led Browns to 23.2 points a game for the first nine weeks before the wheels came off. Shanny's presence boosts the stock of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones heading into 2015. It would also be good news for Steven Jackson if the 32-year-old (in July) had anything left in the tank. As S-Jax is likely to be released, Shanahan will be on the hunt this offseason for a bellcow back in his zone-run game. Jan 18 - 9:40 PM

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FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports there's a "lot of talk" that Kyle Shanahan is "hitching his wagon" to Seahawks DC Dan Quinn.

Shanahan made waves by turning down the 49ers' request to interview for their offensive-coordinator vacancy, but could have an agreement to join up with Quinn if/when he's hired by the Falcons. Quinn is considered the heavy favorite to replace Mike Smith in Atlanta, but can't formally be hired until the Seahawks are eliminated. Landing with Matt Ryan after years in the Brian Hoyer/Robert Griffin III wilderness would be a boon for Shanny's future prospects.
Jan 16 - 3:56 PM

NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini reports Kyle Shanahan turned down an interview request for the 49ers' offensive-coordinator vacancy.

Russini adds that Shanahan may be "in play" for the Broncos, though it's unclear whether she means as head coach or offensive coordinator. But the real news is Shanahan turning down the Niners' interview. It's possible that after a couple unsuccessful seasons with Robert Griffin III and Johnny Manziel, Shanahan is over the whole dual-threat quarterback thing. Shanahan has no shortage of suitors, so he can afford to be picky about where he coaches next. The Rams, Bears, and Ravens have also been linked to the younger Shanahan.
Jan 16 - 11:44 AM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens will be interested in Kyle Shanahan for their offensive-coordinator vacancy if Gary Kubiak leaves for Denver.

It would be a seamless transition for Joe Flacco and Co. from Kubiak to Shanahan, as both run the same offense they learned from former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan. Shanahan is also on the Bears and Rams' radars.
Jan 16 - 11:06 AM

The Rams will interview former Browns OC Kyle Shanahan for their open offensive coordinator position.

It would not be entirely surprising if Shanahan landed a head coaching job this offseason, so landing him to run the offense would be a coup for St. Louis. Front-office meddling torpedoed the Browns' offense down the stretch, but Shanahan coaxed 23.2 points a game out of the talent-deficient group in Weeks 1-10. The Rams are also interested in 49ers OC Greg Roman.
Jan 10 - 10:04 AM

"Sources familiar with the situation" tell ESPN OC Kyle Shanahan left the Browns because the sides did not "see eye to eye" on Johnny Manziel.

Shanahan reportedly felt the decision to start Manziel was forced on the coaching staff. Per a team source, the year-long drum beat to play Manziel when the staff thought he wasn't ready "wore" on Shanahan. Manziel's start in Week 14 was a prime example of this, as it was reported Shanahan and company were pressured by the front office to get Manziel on the field. The report is another dent in Manziel's armor as he heads into his sophomore season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 8 - 2:03 PM

Kyle Shanahan is interviewing for the Bills' head coaching vacancy Thursday.

Shanahan, who had his power over personnel decisions stripped in Cleveland, asked for his release from the team and was granted it. He knows he'll have teams beating down the door to interview him about both head coaching and offensive coordinator positions. The massive quarterback hole in Buffalo is a concern, but they do have plenty of talent everywhere else.
Jan 8 - 12:21 PM

A source tells FOX Sports that the Browns are "parting ways" with OC Kyle Shanahan.

The dysfunction that has plagued Cleveland's organization for the last 15 years continues. Just one year after landing a talented game-planner and offensive schemer, the Browns lose Shanahan on the heels of a disastrous Johnny Manziel pick and reports of "friction" between the coaches and the front office. Shanny (who was never on Team Manziel) reportedly asked for his release and was granted it, while quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains was canned Thursday. Shanahan, who will interview for the Bills' head coaching vacancy Thursday and has been linked to the 49ers' vacancy, won't hurt for other offers. Seahawks DC Dan Quinn wants him as his offensive coordinator if he lands a job and there are also rumors of three teams interested in Mike and Kyle as a package deal. The next Browns' OC will be their ninth since 2006.
Jan 8 - 10:39 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Browns OC Kyle Shanahan is open to leaving Cleveland even if it's a lateral move because of "friction" between coaches and the front office.

Per reporter Mary Kay Cabot, the personnel side and coaches "aren't seeing eye to eye on some key issues." At one point, a "high-ranking personnel member" allegedly texted from the booth to complain about Shanahan's play-calling. Shanahan is interviewing for the Bills' head job on Thursday, but the fact that he's open to a lateral move hints at dysfunction that's been all too typical under owner Jimmy Haslam. Of course, drama also seems to follow Shanny Jr. Per Cabot, Shanahan and his father, Mike, are drawing interest from three teams as a potential package deal.
Jan 6 - 6:56 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Bills have requested to interview Browns OC Kyle Shanahan for their head-coaching vacancy.

It'll be the younger Shanahan's first-known head-coaching interview of the offseason. He was being talked about as one of the coordinators to take the next step after the Browns got off to a 7-4 start. But Cleveland lost its final five games, and the offense averaged under eight points per game the last three. Shanahan is a master game-planner and can adjust his scheme to his players. We like the idea of Shanahan as a head coach better than a lot of the other names out there.
Jan 5 - 7:49 PM

Updating a previous item, the 49ers have not requested permission to interview Kyle Shanahan.

Shanahan is considered a candidate for the 49ers' head-coaching vacancy, but he hasn't been asked to interview. Mike Shanahan is expected to meet with San Francisco this weekend.
Jan 2 - 6:32 PM

The 49ers have requested permission to interview Browns OC Kyle Shanahan.

Shanahan joins a list of candidates that includes Broncos OC Adam Gase, former Jets coach Rex Ryan, and Patriots OC Josh McDaniels. A talented game-planner, Shanahan's quarterback-friendly scheme would be a good fit for Colin Kaepernick.
Jan 2 - 6:03 PM

A source tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Browns OC Kyle Shanahan is on the 49ers' list of head coaching candidates.

Shanahan is going to be on the list for a lot of HC vacancies. A talented game-planner and offensive schemer, Mike Shanahan's son was handcuffed this year by Brian Hoyer. The Browns still averaged 23.2 points per game for the first nine weeks before myriad issues and injuries torpedoed them. Kyle has also had mostly successful stints guiding the offenses of the Texans (2008-09) and Redskins (2010-13). His experience with pre-injury Robert Griffin III would be interesting for the Niners as they try to get Colin Kaepernick pointed upward again.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 10:53:00 AM

Browns OC Kyle Shanahan explained how he envisions developing and utilizing a rookie quarterback.

"Any time you bring a rookie in and you start him right away, you have to find out what they do well," Shanahan said. "You have to make sure you put them in a situation to be successful." Shanahan was brought to Cleveland both because of his success with a young quarterback (Robert Griffin III) and his ability adapt to different quarterback styles. His versatility affords the Browns several options as they attempt to address their quarterback woes.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 07:55:00 PM

Browns hired ex-Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator.

It took the Browns awhile to assemble a coaching staff, but Mike Pettine is in place as head coach, Jim O'Neil is defensive coordinator, and Shanahan will hold the keys to the offense. Per the Cleveland Plain Dealer, it's a three-year contract for Shanahan. The Browns need to find a quarterback, and we'd expect them to do that with the No. 4 overall pick in May's draft. Cleveland also needs a running back, but being that this is Shanahan, he'll probably be able to work wonders with a late-round pick. We absolutely love this hire in regard to Josh Gordon. Andre Johnson, Pierre Garcon, and even Santana Moss dominated targets in Shanahan-run offenses from 2008-2013.
Mon, Feb 3, 2014 06:33:00 PM

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