DJ Durkin joined the Falcons employees as a visitor assistant for the coaching camp, which coached Dan Quinn on the defensive for the choice.
Durkin was placed on go away and eventually fired by Maryland final yr after the demise of Terps participant, Jordan McNair, following an overheating resulting from overheating throughout a gathering. Summer season coaching.
When requested why he would add Durkin to the employees, Quinn stated that he knew Durkin personally and that he had good character.
"I hope folks will perceive, and that folks know me sufficient, that nothing is extra vital than the group," Quinn advised reporters on Monday. "The truth that I do know this coach first-hand, I do know what his character is and with the diligence that goes with it, I definitely hope that anybody masking the group or the fan base is aware of that I'm I all the time have one of the best curiosity of the group in thoughts and that nobody will ever be positioned in an area that might not be in any other case.
"Having stated that, it's commonplace for folks to be a part of our program and add worth for a shorter time frame. I’ve performed it already and can do it once more sooner or later. . "
When requested about McNair 's demise, Quinn described the scenario as "an unlucky scenario" and added that he and the Falcons had known as Maryland and carried out their very own observe – ups earlier than including Durkin to the employees.
"I do know the DJ first-hand, for what he's as a coach," Quinn stated. "I dragged him with him, and I do know his character, we did the due diligence to name everybody in Maryland and we did our personal observe as much as that place." , what I do know, is that previously, Ron Wolf (the previous normal supervisor of the Packers) got here to assist me with one other look.Final yr, Darrell Bevell (long-time offensive coordinator of the NFL) has the identical position.
"I feel it's an enormous profit that you may have some respect and that you may take a look at sure issues to assist your group within the evaluation."
Durkin joins Lance Schulters, Jamel Mutunga and Tracy Zimmer as visitor coaches on the coaching camp.
Durkin and Quinn return to their time in Florida, whereas Quinn was the protection coordinator and coach of the Gators protection line. Durkin was working underneath him at the moment.
Since he's shot at Maryland, Durkin has not coached for one more group earlier than this Falcons coaching camp.