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Joe Whitt Jr. was the Falcons secondary coach and passing game coordinator in 2020.
They ranked:
32nd in passing yards
27th in passing TD’s
29th in net yards per attempt
 
Same role for Cleveland in 2019
22nd in passing yards
25th in passing TD’s
16th in net yards per attempt
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5 minutes ago, WizardHawk said:
Joe Whitt Jr. was the Falcons secondary coach and passing game coordinator in 2020.
They ranked:
32nd in passing yards
27th in passing TD’s
29th in net yards per attempt
 
Same role for Cleveland in 2019
22nd in passing yards
25th in passing TD’s
16th in net yards per attempt

This doesn't tell the whole story to what Whitt did in Atlanta. He had no real talent to work with at FS and was given a group of rookie CB A.J. Terrell, 2nd round bust Isaiah Oliver, 4th round Kendall Sheffield who was bad early, veterans Darqueze Dennard and Blidi Wreh-Wilson at corner and at safety, a guy coming off an Achilles injury in KEanu Neal. Kazee went down for the season week 3. The Falcons were bad in the passing game more due to the first 5 games than anything else. They were bad because there was no pass rush. But the individual players took massive leaps. AJ Terrell played like one of the best rookies in the league. Isaiah Oliver found a role that he worked well in and improved all season. Kendall Sheffield did what he could and improved throughout the year. They made it work with an aging FS and a SS who was coming off an achilles injury. Whitt wasn't the problem in Atlanta. The lack of talent on defense was the problem in Atlanta. Whitt got what he could out of a unit that didn't have much talent to start with.

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5 minutes ago, scar988 said:

The lack of talent on defense was the problem in Atlanta.

I said this same damn thing in the other thread when we were considering him for DC. Some from me to you:

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3 hours ago, Shanedorf said:

Cowboys also hired one of my favorite coaches, Joe Whitt Jr. to work with the DBs. Joe is a fantastic teacher and should be able to get the most out of whatever DBs Dallas has on roster.  Whitt was with McCarthy in GB, but unlike Nolan, I wouldn't call this a crony hire. Whitt is legit and his claim to fame was tutoring (2) young UDFA corners to play well enough for the Packers to win a Title in 2010. ( Sam Shields & Tramon Williams)

 

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This is a hire I'm a little more favorable toward. I liked Whitt and he does have a knack for getting the most out of later round guys, so will be interesting to see him work with Diggs, Wilson and any other guys we add to the roster this off-season. 

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2 hours ago, TVScout said:

Matts4313    Beat me to it.

Wait, what did I do? lol

1 hour ago, D82 said:

This is a hire I'm a little more favorable toward. I liked Whitt and he does have a knack for getting the most out of later round guys, so will be interesting to see him work with Diggs, Wilson and any other guys we add to the roster this off-season. 

Its funny, some of the defenses he has been on have been really bad, but the fans and players love him 

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