Cameron Jordan wishes Ryan Nielsen ‘the semi-best’ in Falcons DC job

The rivalry between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons just got a little more intense with Atlanta hiring longtime Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen as their defensive coordinator; Nielsen held the co-DC title in New Orleans last year, though he’s coached their defensive line since the 2017 season. He’s been responsible for drafting and developing many of the defensive linemen who have played for the Saints in recent years, and of whom several are pending free agents.

One of Nielsen’s former players took to Twitter on Friday night to wish him a half-hearted farewell. Cameron Jordan praised Nielsen as a coach who has helped refine his game, admitting that he feels “happy-ish” for Nielsen’s success and that he will “wish him the semi-best as he willingly went to the ‘Failcons.'”

Always on brand, Jordan is. Good on him for saluting Nielsen and thanking him for his time while getting a dig in for where his old coach is going. They’ll be reunited soon when Jordan’s Saints play against Nielsen’s Falcons twice a year in this long-running NFC South rivalry series.


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