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...only 226 yards of net offense. Miami gained only 50 yards rushing on 20 attempts. First-year defensive coordinator Don Blackmon, whose unit had allowed 134 points in the last four games, gave up two touchdowns. The Dolphin defense scored Miami's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/31/pro_330363.shtml
NFL
Nuclear disposal deal struck

...create hundreds of long-term jobs at the federal nuclear-weapons site. "We're excited about the signing," said Don Blackmon, project development and outreach manager for Duke COGEMA Stone & Webster, the firm that is designing one of the proposed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/02/met_294518.shtml
Metro
Falcons fail in OT

...in losing six of its final seven last season as the defense faltered under the one-year leadership of coordinator Don Blackmon. "We stopped them twice on fourth down and we had three turnovers, and it just wasn't enough," said defensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/16/pro_364436.shtml
NFL
Ambrose excited about season

...yards per game, and last in yards per play (6.1) and third-down efficiency (46.3). Ambrose felt badly for Don Blackmon, a highly respected linebackers coach who was fired after his only season as a coordinator. "The bottom line is that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/08/pro_351507.shtml
NFL
Kerney switching positions after breakout season

...one of the few bright spots on a defense that ranked near the bottom of the league in most categories. Coordinator Don Blackmon was dismissed and the Falcons paid big money to hire Phillips, a former head coach and one of the most respected defensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/05/pro_351057.shtml
NFL
Source: Phillips to be named Atlanta's defensive coordinator

...Reeves said. "He's one of the top defensive minds in the business." Reeves fired first-year defensive coordinator Don Blackmon on Monday after the Falcons finished last in the NFL in pass defense, yards per play and third-down conversions allowed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/31/pro_335769.shtml
NFL
Poor pass coverage a big concern for Reeves

...touchdown pass against Ray Buchanan, receiver Reggie Germany raced past Vaughn for a 31-yard gain. Defensive coordinator Don Blackmon's schemes seemed to bother Reeves as much as the poor play in the secondary. "Not only do you look at how you're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/25/pro_328923.shtml
NFL
Two struggling teams face off in Indianapolis

...to be in position to make the big play. Ashley and I can handle it. That's why we went to (defensive coordinator Don Blackmon) and told him to put more on us. Give us more man-to-man. Put it in our hands." Reach Don Coble at doncoble...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/16/pro_326806.shtml
NFL
Brooking follows the path of his hero

...8-2). "He's not a finished product by any means, but he really wants to be the best," defensive coordinator Don Blackmon said. "He knows the responsibility that goes with that position." Brooking learned a lot from his predecessor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/01/pro_323127.shtml
NFL
Falcons top Cowboys, 20-13

...off of the turf. The Cowboys called for a review on the questionable play but were overruled. Defensive coordinator Don Blackmon did his part at halftime, changing responsibilities for his linemen and linebackers. The move paid off as Dallas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/12/pro_326092.shtml
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