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Report: Arizona Cardinals interested in interviewing Falcons DC Mike Nolan for same position

Jan 19, 2015, 3:28 PM | Updated: 3:28 pm

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The search for a new defensive coordinator continues for the Arizona Cardinals in the wake of Todd Bowles’ departure.

While former Pittsburgh Steelers DC Dick LeBeau and in-house options are among the names out there to replace Bowles, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Cardinals would like to interview Atlanta Falcons DC Mike Nolan for that position.

Nolan just finished his third season as Falcons’ DC, running a 3-4 base defense — a style the Cardinals employ.

Atlanta did not have much success on the defensive side of the ball last season. They finished dead last in yards allowed per game (398.2), passing yards allowed per game (279.9) and rushing touchdowns allowed (21) while ranking 27th in points allowed per game (26.1).

Nolan also served as San Francisco 49ers head coach from 2005-08, going 18-37.

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