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Sarkisian begins new chapter of his career with Falcons

Steve Sarkisian doesn't expect to feel overly anxious when his career as an NFL offensive coordinator begins this weekend.

He's been through several big moments and tough times over the last two years, so when the Atlanta Falcons open the season Sunday in Chicago, Sarkisian believes he will settle down quickly on the sideline.

"I think my nerves are fine," Sarkisian said Thursday. "I've been in some pretty big games in my career. Obviously I'm excited. What a cool opportunity to be with these guys. It's been a great offseason, a great training camp. We continue to work and grow together. All the excitement is there. I don't think the nerves are...