TEMPE, Ariz. -- Another coach may be considered for the Arizona Cardinals' next defensive coordinator.
They’d like to interview Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Nolan completed his third season with the Falcons in 2014, a season in which the Falcons allowed the most yards per game (398.3), yards per play (6.14), passing yards per game (279.9), passing yards per play (7.91), rushing touchdowns (21) and first downs per game (22.4) while finishing the year with the highest third-down percentage (46.8) in the league.
The Falcons ran a 3-4 base defense in 2014, which would ease his transition to the Cardinals’ locker room. But Atlanta ran some 4-3, like Arizona did last season, as well.
Nolan was the San Francisco 49ers head coach from 2005-08 and posted a 2-6 record against the Cardinals. He was 18-37 overall with the Niners.
Nolan coached Cardinals outside linebacker John Abraham in 2012, Nolan’s first season and Abraham’s last year with the Falcons.
The Cardinals are also scheduled to meet with former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau this week, according to Schefter.