Dirk Koetter

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Report: Falcons offer Koetter OC job

January 07, 2019 - 10:17 pm

According to D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Falcons have offered the job of offensive coordinator to former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter.

There's been no confirmation on the deal, and Ledbetter reported that late Monday, a Falcons official only said "there is no agreement at this time."

Dirk Koetter timeline:

  • Boise State (head coach) 1998-2000
  • Arizona State (head coach) 2001-2006
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (offensive coordinator) 2007-2011
  • Atlanta Falcons (offensive coordinator) 2012-2014
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (offensive coordinator) 2015
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (head coach) 2016-2018

The Falcons were 23-25 in the three seasons Koetter was the offensive coordinator in Atlanta and went 13-3 in 2012, narrowly missing the Super Bowl after a loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.

Atlanta's offense ranked seventh in the NFL in 2012, averaging 26.2 points per game. In 2013 the Falcons dropped to 20th at 22.1 points per game and jumped up to 12th in 2014 with 23.8 points per game.

Matt Ryan threw 86 touchdown passes and 45 interceptions under Koetter's tutelage and averaged 4,643 yards passing per season.