Browns to inteview Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

072912 falcons CC16He may not be a 35-year-old on the upstart of his career, but the Cleveland Browns have reportedly secured an interview with Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. The two sides, per Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, will discuss the Browns’ current head-coaching vacancy.

The 55-year-old Koetter was the head coach at Boise State from 1998-2000 before coaching the Arizona State Sun Devils from 2001-2006. After having the eighth-best offense in 2012—fueled by Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez—an injury-plagued season coupled with a swiss cheese offensive line saw the Falcons slip to No. 14. In what was perhaps his biggest statistical claim to fame, Koetter spearheadded a Jacksonville Jaguars offense that was seventh-best in the NFL in 2007.

Koetter will have his work cut out for him if he plans on getting the Browns gig as it appears that the team has their eyes on a pair of bald defensive-minded bros in Seattle’s Dan Quinn and Buffalo’s Mike Pettine.

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  • mgbode

    the Jags offense in 2006 was actually pretty good and it was only a slight bump up in 2007.

    he technically brought back Boise football but the Broncos have won under almost all the coaches they have had in their history. the only 2 seasons of coaches they struggled in were the first 2 seasons in DI. Koetter, to his credit, did restore their football legacy in his time there. However, he also struggled upon moving to Arizona State.

    now, this is an underwhelming name/interview.

  • Return of the (Alex) Mack

    think of all the welcome back Kotter headlines/puns.

  • BeautifulDude

    Maybe Horeshack is available as Offensive coordinator.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Atlanta is coaching in Mobile maybe the Browns want to “pick his brain” about players.

  • nj0

    Hey, why the hate? They’re just being thorough. Isn’t anything wrong with that. (Am I doing it right?)

  • MrCleaveland

    We all know the drill:

    Kotter agrees to interview: “WHO??? God, I never heard of this guy. He’s some lifer with no past and no future. Jeez, Banner is really getting desparate.”

    Kotter withdraws: “OH JEEZ, WE LOST ANOTHER ONE! We can’t even hire Kottgrum or whatever his name is. What a debacle! This franchise is TOXXXXIC!!!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  • mgbode

    yep. and hey, I agree with that approach for the most part, but I’m going to note which candidates I’m underwhelmed with ahead of time rather than wait to praise or wail after a hire :)

  • mgbode

    great thought. I hope so.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    A pair of bald defensive-minded “bros”?

  • mgbode

    the proper term is mansierres

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    If they were on the Indians though wouldn’t it be brosierres?

  • Slooz

    The Browns are doing the equivalent of “the 2am sweep” at this point. You’re in the bar, you realize it’s almost 2am and last call, and in a drunken haze look around for literally anyone willing to go home with you at that point.

    Or so I’ve been told.

  • whosevelt

    Browns defenders keep saying this. Aside from the incomprehensibility of there being Browns defenders, it makes no sense. Yes, we are interviewing a bunch of nobodies. And even those nobodies don’t want the job. This is not a good thing, Browns defenders.

  • whosevelt

    Brotato, brotahto

  • MrCleaveland

    Man, when I look back at some of the coaches I hired at 2 a.m. . . .

  • Sam

    You weren’t the only one who was Romeo’s late night Juliet!

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Romeo’s only “late night Juliet” was a full rack of ribs, 2 pizzas, and a 6-foot party sub.

  • cmm13

    Joe Banner is a good man; and thorough.

  • cmm13

    In retrospect every coach of the Browns since the return has been a 2am hire.

    Looked good at the time; then woke up the next morning saying..”Christ on a bike; not again.”

  • C-Bus Kevin

    Clearly the master plan is to stroll up to Petey Carroll at the post-Super Bowl victory party and offer him the job. What could go wrong?

  • mgbode

    Dude, you know he had an allnight key to friendlys

  • RGB

    Apparently, Haslam is not a supporter of the Go Ugly Early theory.

  • Slooz

    Rule #1: Never Trade Up. If you do you always end up going home alone.