Mike Mularkey on Falcons coach Arthur Smith: ‘He’s paid his dues’

Mike Mularkey, a former Falcons offensive coordinator and tight ends coach, worked closely with new Falcons coach Arthur Smith for four seasons (2014-17) with the Tennessee Titans. For the first several months that he worked with Smith, who agreed to terms with the team Friday, Mularkey didn’t know he was the son of FedEx founder Fred Smith. “When I was there in Tennessee in ’14, my first year coaching tight ends and Arthur was my assistant with the tight ends,” Mularkey told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Saturday. “I didn’t know for six or eight months that Arthur’s dad was Fred Smith.”…

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