Jeff Ulbrich leaving Falcons for Jets

Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich walks the sideline during the second half  against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 34-27. (Danny Karnik/AP)
Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich walks the sideline during the second half against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 34-27. (Danny Karnik/AP)

Credit: AP

Credit: AP

Jeff Ulbrich, who was promoted to defensive coordinator when Raheem Morris took over as interim head coach in October, is leaving the Falcons for the coordinator role with the N.Y. Jets.

Ulbrich will be calling defensive plays in New York, according to recently hired Jets coach Robert Saleh.

Ulbrich served for six seasons as Falcons linebackers coach.

When the Falcons turned their season around in 2019, specifically on defense, it came with Ulbrich calling plays on first and second downs, with Morris calling plays on third downs and in two-minute situations.

The Falcons gave Ulbrich the title of assistant head coach last offseason.

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4. Falcons

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