Very quietly, the Atlanta Falcons made a significant move to their coaching staff over the weekend.
On Saturday afternoon, they announced that wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie has taken on the added title of assistant head coach.
“Terry has played an important role in our success over the last five years,” said head coach Mike Smith. “His experience is invaluable to our coaching staff and to our team. We are fortunate to have him on our coaching staff.”
This is more than just some sort of ceremonial title. This is about making a staff that already was good even stronger. Robiskie likely will take on some administrative duties to help Smith out. He also would be next in line if Smith were to have to miss time for any reason.
Robiskie previously was an interim head coach in Washington and Cleveland. He arguably is one of the best receivers coaches in the NFL -- just look at the numbers of Julio Jones and Roddy White in recent years.
But Robiskie now is more than just the receivers coach. He’s second in command and the new power structure gives the Falcons even more depth on their coaching staff.