Originally written on The Bird Cage  |  Last updated 11/11/14

JACKSONVILLE, FL - 2009: Dirk Koetter of the Jacksonville Jaguars poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by NFL Photos)
A Very Surprising Choice New Falcons OC (AP) Well, the Atlanta Falcons have their new offensive coordinator. Several names were mentioned early last week that included Brian Schottenheimer, Brian Billick, Tom Clements, and Dirk Koettner. At the press conference, Thomas Dimitroff went out of his way to say they were under no deadline to hire the new coordinators. Early Sunday morning a report came out saying the Falcons had requested interviews for Tom Clements and Dirk Koetter, and literally no more than an hour later Chris Mortensen reported that the Falcons had in fact hired Koetter, the former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator. Fans were absolutely shocked and blindsided by the news. Even though the Falcons top brass said they would conduct their search in private, the appearance was that the Birds didn’t even go through any process whatsoever when they hired Koetter. He obviously has had some success, but most have a hard time getting over him running the dead …
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