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This hire reeks of cronyism.

It will be interesting to see who else the Falcons interviewed for the offensive line position. Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reported that they were blocked from talking to Minnesota’s Jeff Davidson. (Word is that he was pretty ticked off, too.)

Apparently, things shifted quickly to Tice.

I haven’t finished crunching numbers on him, but the early numbers don’t look good for Matt Ryan. Unless there’s a major influx of talent upgrades, Matty Ice will be on the run again in 2014.

Tice’s lines have had trouble protecting the passer, too. It will depend how much of the blame you want to place on Mike Martz’ Super-Bowl winning scheme for some of Tice’s woes.

In his seven seasons as an offensive line coach, his unit was ranked in the top 10 in sacks allowed three times. In 2010, his Chicago Bears line led the league…

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