Posted January 03, 2013 on AP on Fox

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 08: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons against the Washington Redskins at Georgia Dome on November 8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Quarterback Matt Ryan is enjoying his best season in five years with the Atlanta Falcons. So it's no wonder Ryan was delighted to hear that offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter won't be leaving to take a head coaching job with another NFL team. Ryan has worked just one season with Koetter, who has signed a contract extension to stay with the team through 2014, and the results have been impressive for the NFC's No. 1 playoff seed. Roddy White and Julio Jones each have over 1,000 yards receiving. Tight end Tony Gonzalez leads the team in catches, and Ryan is having his best season as a professional. The only drawback has been the substantial decline in production from running back Michael Turner. The Falcons (13-3) have a bye week before they host a divisional round game Jan. 13.
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