Lanier Goethie to step in for Ted Monachino as Falcons face Seahawks



SEATTLE — Falcons outside linebackers coach Ted Monachino is away from the team for personal reasons and will miss Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.

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“Coach Ted is doing good,” Falcons outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter said of Monachino, who also missed the 31-27 loss to the Rams last Sunday. “We had a chance to talk to him. He’s in good spirits. He’s still helping us out. He’s doing his thing. We’ll get him back soon.”

Defensive assistant Lanier Goethie, in his second season with the Falcons after coaching 12 years on the collegiate level, will stand in for Monachino. Goethie, a native of the South Georgia town of Baxley, played four seasons at Mississippi (1999-2002).

“The group is good,” Carter said. “We know we got to step up with his absence. I think the guys are up to the challenge. We got the right group of guys and men in the room. We’re going to do it.”

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