Cameron Jordan speaks up on the departure of New Orleans Saints coach Ryan Nielsen

Cameron Jordan speaks up on the departure of New Orleans Saints coach Ryan Nielsen

The defensive end is “happy-ish” that his old boss is moving to the Falcons

There are a lot of rivalries between teams in the NFL, but as many on Americas Cardroom know, the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons stand out as having one of the meanest and fiercest. Ryan Nielsen, a former defensive assistant for the Saints, will now move to the other side as the Falcons’ defensive coordinator. After the move reached the ears of New Orleans defensive end Cameron Jordan, he offered some congratulatory comments.

Nielsen had been part of the Saints’ defensive coaching staff since 2017. Last year, he was promoted to co-defensive coordinator. During the coach’s tenure, the Saints have proven to have one of the NFL’s defensive fronts, especially after having great talents like defensive end Marcus Davenport, defensive tackle David Onyemata, and Jordan himself.

The Falcons have had major problems with their defensive front for years and that’s why franchise management believes Nielsen can be the solution. Jordan, as one of the Falcons’ longtime trolls, can only show excitement.

“Ryan to DC job was inevitable. Top tier DL coach in terms of developing pass rush and emphasizing technique on run and gap integrity. Wish him the semi-best as he willingly went to the Faiicons… happy-ish for him,” Jordan wrote on his Twitter feed, adding a GIF of himself with a somewhat sarcastic applause.

While Jordan applauds his former position coach’s skills, it’s impossible not to see him taking advantage of the situation to throw in a few jokes as well. The defensive end may be “happy-ish” now, but the Falcons are certainly hoping to see him “sad” as Nielsen is expected to be the right solution to get Atlanta’s defense back on track.



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