Dirk Koetter staying with Falcons, will not take a head-coaching job


Cross the name of Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter off the list of head-coaching candidates.

Koetter has signed a contract extension with the Falcons and agreed not to consider any head-coaching opportunities this year, Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports.

According to the report, Koetter thinks running an offense led by quarterback Matt Ryan and featuring wide receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones is a great opportunity that he’s not ready to leave, and that as long as he’s running that offense, he’ll have other offers in the future.

The 53-year-old Koetter already met with the Chiefs about their head-coaching vacancy on Tuesday, and he had been planning to interview with the Eagles and Browns. But he decided it was in his best interests to stay in Atlanta.

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13 responses to “Dirk Koetter staying with Falcons, will not take a head-coaching job

  1. Hilarious. Dude leaves Jax in shambles last year and gets a gig because of his friendship with Mike Smith and then he’s all of a sudden HC material? Nuts.

  2. It’s amazing what good QB play (Matt Ryan) will do career wise for asst coaches and coordinators.

    In Jax … He had Leftwich, garrard, McCown, Gabbert … And the guy was considered a bum with a vanilla style.

  3. Yeah, brownie fan, you wouldn’t want to mess with that 25th ranked offense setup you are running now. lol

  4. Good for the teams. He was a terrible college HC, and from my experience, if you were bad at a lower level, you’re not going to figure out how to do the job at the highest level. See Jim Caldwell and Cam Cameron for the best examples of this phenomenon.

  5. I’m glad I was afraid my team might hire him. The Falcons offense wasn’t anything spectacular this year under him neither have the falcons as a whole even with their record. Now here’s to hoping Josh McDaniels and Bill O’Brien drop from potential NFl head coaches for next year

  6. What happens if the Falcons get trashed in the playoffs again, like they did last year and his offense doesn’t do squat? His name will never come up again as a head coach candidate.

  7. The NFL explained:

    If you have a good QB, every coach around him is a genius.

    If you don’t have a good QB, every coach around him is poor to average.

  8. Smart man, why would anyone want to leave a team with an All-Pro quarterback, two number one recievers, a future Hall-Of-Famer tight end and a budding defense on the opposite end.

    Considering that he came from the Jaguars he understands what is like to be on a team with sub-par talent and their will be better opportunities out there than the Chiefs job.

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