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Jaguars coaching rumors: Jacksonville wants to interview Keith Armstrong, according to report

Thomas Dimitroff has reportedly told Dave Caldwell that Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong would make for a good head coach.


Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, who has previously been considered a candidate for the Jaguars head coaching vacancy, is someone that the team has interest in interviewing, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and Rapoport says that Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has urged new Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell to take a look at Armstrong.

"Thomas Dimitroff, who was Caldwell's former boss, has been harping on him how good special teams coaches can be," Rapoport said on 'NFL GameDay.' "We'll see if Caldwell listens."

Armstrong, 47, coached with four different colleges at a variety of positions on both sides of the ball before he was hired as a defensive backs coach for the Atlanta Falcons. He spent 11 seasons as a special teams coordinator with the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins before returning to the Falcons in 2008 for the same position.

He has already received interviews from the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears for their head coaching vacancies, one of which has been filled. The Jaguars are reportedly interviewing defensive coordinator Mel Tucker for their head coaching job, so Armstrong's interview would not necessarily be one to satisfy the Rooney Rule.

The metrics at Football Outsiders determined that the Falcons had the NFL's No. 16 special teams unit in 2012.