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Bratkowski lands in Atlanta

Carson Palmer, Bob Bratkowski AP

Fired less than two weeks ago by the Bengals, former Cincinnati offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski has found a new job.

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Bratkowski will become the quarterbacks coach in Atlanta.

Bratkowski replaces Bill Musgrave, who is now the offensive coordinator in Minnesota.

Before joining the Bengals in 2001, Bratkowski worked for the Steelers from 1999 to 2000 and the Seahawks from 1992 through 1998.  Prior to that, he spent 20 years coaching at the college level.

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7 Responses to “Bratkowski lands in Atlanta”
  1. hobartbaker says: Feb 12, 2011 9:28 PM

    Bratkowski is pretty good as an OC, but he’s no Bartkowski.

  2. bonniebengal says: Feb 12, 2011 9:33 PM

    It was time for Brat to go as an OC. He couldn’t handle adjusting to the complex defenses of today. But he will be a good QB coach.

  3. carson9 says: Feb 12, 2011 10:03 PM

    This is real bad news for Matt Ryan. First, he will take away the short quick passes and have Ryan doing 7 step drops on every pass. His offense is so predictable it isn’t funny. Even though he isn’t calling the plays, Matt Ryans sack total will increase atleast by 50%, mainly because he will have no short passes and will be taught to hold onto the ball until the last second.

  4. quizguy66 says: Feb 12, 2011 10:22 PM

    As a Bengal fan who was glad to see Brat leave, I have to wish him luck with his new gig in Atlanta (and may he learn from any mistakes he made in Cincy such as being too predictable if he gets another OC gig some time). While a change was needed, Brat as a person always was a class act in Cincy.

    -QG

  5. thetooloftools says: Feb 13, 2011 12:37 AM

    He had T.O. shoved down his throat and was forced to OVERUSE the pass by management.
    Why do you think Carson Palmer DEMANDS to be out of there?
    I don’t blame him.
    This O.C. was used as a whipping post for decisions made FOR him.
    Didn’t they win the division the year BEFORE the T.O. upgrade?
    They should have beaten teams down with Cedric Benson and then went pass.
    This guy is not done as an O.C.
    After all… he was an O.C. when Cincinndanmnatti actually won something and that is a feat in itself.

  6. enders9 says: Feb 13, 2011 9:22 AM

    thetooloftools says: Feb 13, 2011 12:37 AM

    He had T.O. shoved down his throat and was forced to OVERUSE the pass by management.
    Why do you think Carson Palmer DEMANDS to be out of there?
    I don’t blame him.
    This O.C. was used as a whipping post for decisions made FOR him.
    Didn’t they win the division the year BEFORE the T.O. upgrade?
    They should have beaten teams down with Cedric Benson and then went pass.
    This guy is not done as an O.C.
    After all… he was an O.C. when Cincinndanmnatti actually won something and that is a feat in itself.

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    Last year the Bengals won because of an easy schedule and because of Mike Zimmer’s defense. The offense was horrible, nearly every single possession consisted of the exact same play calling. Run, Run, Pass, Punt.

    This isn’t the first season that Bratkowski has been terrible at OC, it’s something that has been obvious for several seasons. So no he was not used as a whipping post for decisions made for him, he was used as a whipping post because he was terrible.

    Why do you think Benson flat out said “I’m not coming back if Bratkowski is still there”

  7. jc1958cool says: Feb 13, 2011 9:44 AM

    wow, what a coaching carousel this year!
    owners are getting desperate, what they need to change is GMS ! there the ones that put the teams together!

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