July 22, 2014

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.

(Photo via Curtis Compton/AJC)

NFL Report: Falcons’ Koetter takes name out of coaching pool, signs extension

Dirk Koetter has decided to stay with the Atlanta Falcons, at least through next season.

The OC was on many lists for head coaching interviews, including the Browns reportedly. From Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez-

“Atlanta finished the season with a franchise-record average of 281.8 passing yards a game as the Falcons went 13-3 to secure the NFC’s No. 1 playoff seed. Koetter made the decision after meeting Tuesday with Kansas City Chiefs management about the chance to replace the fired Romeo Crennel. The Chiefs also interviewed special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, a source told FOXSports.com.

Armstrong met Tuesday night with Chicago about their head-coaching vacancy as well, a source told FOXSports.com. As first reported Monday by FOXSports.com, Koetter also was set to interview with Philadelphia and Cleveland. Koetter, 53, interviewed with the Denver Broncos last January before they hired John Fox.”

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NFL Report: Browns to interview Dirk Koetter

From Fox Sports Senior NFL writer Alex Marvez-

Koetter was the offensive coordinator  and Quarterbacks coach in Jacksonville before becoming the Falcons’ OC.

If you want to see a bit about what Koettler is like in front of the camera and mics, here is a vid from Atlanta.

 

[Related: Browns will hire head coach first, then GM]