DIRK KOETTER NEWS

NFL Notes: Chiefs, Falcons, Jaguars, Lions, Raiders, & Vikings

Chiefs Chiefs worked out DE Travis Chappalear. (Aaron Wilson) Falcons Jason Cole has spoken to a couple of sources who reiterated that Rex Ryan seems like a “natural” fit with the Falcons. Cole expects the Falcons to try to keep OC Dirk Koetter in place. Falcons worked out CB Lavelle Westbrooks. (Aaron Wilson) Jaguars Jaguars worked out WR Arrellious Benn, RB Tim...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones could miss Week 16

Getty Images The Falcons could again be without Julio Jones when they take the field in Week 16. While head coach Mike Smith expects Jones to suit up offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was less optimistic. “It’s hard when you don’t know for sure if a guy is going to play,” Koetter said. “We kind of have to have a contingency both ways. We have some ‘what if Julio plays...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Coaching Candidates, 49ers, Cardinals, Giants, Redskins

Coaching Candidates Albert Breer of NFL Media offers a list of NFL coordinators that could be on the radar of college programs in the coming weeks. This list includes: Broncos OC Adam Gase, Bills OC Nathanial Hackett, Colts OC Pep Hamilton, Bengals OC Hue Jackson, Falcons OC Dirk Koetter, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, Seahawks DC Dan Quinn, 49ers OC Greg Roman and Browns OC Kyle...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons-Packers Capsule

ATLANTA (5-7) at GREEN BAY (9-3) Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN OPENING LINE - Packers by 12 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Atlanta 6-6, Green Bay 6-5-1 SERIES RECORD - Packers lead 16-13. LAST MEETING - Packers beat Falcons 22-21, Dec. 8, 2013 LAST WEEK - Falcons beat Cardinals 29-18; Packers beat Patriots 26-21 AP PRO32 RANKING - Falcons No. 22, Packers No. 1 FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Week 12: Falcons Fantasy Football Preview vs. Browns

The first-place Falcons are on the rise, although it hasn’t been shown from a fantasy perspective. It was somewhat of a disappointing performance against Carolina. The offense only scored one touchdown, while failing to put together long successful drives. Matt Ryan was unable to throw downfield, as the offense went more for a “dink-and-dunk” style. Hopefully that changes this...
Via Pro Football Spot
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons To Play Devin Hester More At WR

The Atlanta Falcons have to hope that this addition doesn’t subtract from the return game.  Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter wants to add more explosive plays to the offense. Koetter reportedly will play special teams ace Devin Hester at wide receiver more because he feels he earned it according to an  ESPN.com report.  “The thinking is simple: All players usually...
Via Thacover2
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons To Play Devin Hester More At WR

The Atlanta Falcons have to hope that this addition doesn’t subtract from the return game.  Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter wants to add more explosive plays to the offense. Koetter reportedly will play special teams ace Devin Hester at wide receiver more because he feels he earned it according to an  ESPN.com report.  “The thinking is simple: All players usually...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Cowboys, Falcons, Jets, & Titans

  Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (sprained thumb) has yet to rule himself out for Week 4 and said that his thumb is actually improving. (Roy Cummings) Cowboys LB Rolando McClain still hasn’t been cleared to practice this week. (David Moore) LB Justin Durant is hoping to play against the Saints this weekend. (David Moore) Falcons OC Dirk Koetter told reporters on Tuesday that...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta's Front Seven Must Produce vs. Tampa Bay

An NFC South primetime game is actually booked? That’s the beauty of Thursday night games. As talented as the NFC South is, they usually never receive the recognition that it deserves. None of these teams aren’t considered widely popular. New Orleans receives their fare share of attention, while the media glorifies Cam Newton.It’s refreshing to see Atlanta play Tampa Bay in...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons to use Devin Hester in passing game

It starts again…. Devin Hester will again be part of a teams passing attack on offense. Speaking on Tuesday, Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said that Hester would “definitely have a role in our offense.” #Falcons OC Dirk Koetter, "Devin (Hester) will definitely have a role in our offense." — D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) September 2, 2014 The Chicago...
Via Tireball.com
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Cowboys, Falcons, Titans

  Broncos The Broncos reportedly expect WR Wes Welker to play in Week 1, despite his recent four-game suspension. (Mike Klis) Welker would, of course, have to pass his concussion protocol to do so. (Mike Klis) Cowboys DT Josh Brent will appeal the ten-game suspension handed down by the league office Tuesday. (Pro Football Talk) Falcons OC Dirk Koetter said WR Devin Hester...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon Football Coach Mark Helfrich Needs To Be Seen And Heard In 2014

Quick – describe Mark Helfrich in five words. Quiet? Smart? Company man? Oregonian? Do you know or are you guessing? Here’s what we have for sure: Helfrich is from Medford. He was a college quarterback at Southern Oregon, where he was a popular and influential leader in a school community that was struggling to settle the fate of its football program Helfrich got his start in...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

How I rank the prospects for Boise States next Coach.

If there is one thing to be said about playing great football for so long is all the home grown talent Boise State has to choose from in selecting the next Leader of Bronco Football. Thanks to Boise State University President, Bob Kustra Bronco Nation doesn’t just revolve around the Football team. Mr. Kustra has done a Top job of building every aspect of Boise State University...
Via The Blue Turf
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Rookie RB Freeman Just "OK" In Pass Protection

Word from Falcons' OC Dirk Koetter is that rookie running back Devonta Freeman is just "OK" in pass protection, according to Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Fantasy Spin:The fastest way to finding a seat on the bench is to get your quarterback killed. Particularly when its a franchise QB like Matt Ryan. Until we hear he's blocking and picking up blitzes he...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Anatomy of a Projection: Atlanta Falcons

Pass/Run Split Last 2 Seasons Under OC Dirk Koetter: 2013: 659/321 2012: 615/378 Total: 1274/699 (64.6%/35.4%) Projecting a 638/349 Split for 2014 Matt Ryan Rush Attempts Last 2 Seasons: 2013: 17 2012: 34 Total: 51 (7.3%) Ryan: 25 rushes (7.2%) Miscellaneous: 20 rushes (5.7%) Jackson: 224 rushes (64.2%) Freeman: 80 rushes (22.9%) Matt Ryan Last [&hellip (Visited 3 times, 3 visits...
Via No Coast Bias
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons to Appear on HBO's Hard Knocks

HBO finally has a football team to cover and root for. The Atlanta Falcons have announced they will be the featured team on the cable network’s award winning show, “Hard Knocks.”According to The Sports XChange, the Falcons, HBO Sports and NFL Films will team up for an all-access, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make it in the NFL when Hard Knocks: Training Camp with...
Via Football Nation
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons' O-line noticeably bigger, stronger at OTA session

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Much of the Atlanta Falcons' offseason has revolved around remaking their offensive line. The first session of Wednesday's Organized Team Activities offered a first glimpse of what some of those changes will mean. The Falcons have sought to get bigger and stronger up front. It's been a priority for new offensive line coach Mike Tice and strength coach A.J...
Via Fox Sports South
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU football coach Todd Graham agrees on extension

(Courtesy of sportsillustrated.cnn.com) Arizona State University and their football coach Todd Graham have agreed to a one-year contract extension that will raise Graham’s annual salary from $300,000 to $2.7 million. The Arizona Board of Regents must approve the extension June 6 and if they do then the coach’s contract will run through June 30, 2019. This news comes as a relief...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Host RBs Jeremy Hill, Carlos Hyde and Terrance West

  Vaughn McClure of ESPN, citing a league source, reports that the Falcons brought in a trio of running backs today for a visit: Carlos Hyde of OSU, Jeremy Hill of LSU and Terrance West of Towson. Atlanta appears to be looking to fortify their backfield, despite the fact that they threw the ball under OC Dirk Koetter more often than any team in the NFL. Steven Jackson and Jacquizz...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

How I rank the prospects for Boise States next Coach.

If there is one thing to be said about playing great football for so long is all the home grown talent Boise State has to choose from in selecting the next Leader of Bronco Football. Thanks to Boise State University President, Bob Kustra Bronco Nation doesn’t just revolve around the Football team. Mr. Kustra has done a Top job of building every aspect of Boise State University...
Via The Blue Turf
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Can new coaches change culture in Atlanta?

Change seemed inevitable for Blank’s Falcons (Photo by Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports) The disappointing 4-12 season that the Atlanta Falcons just endured did not sit well with Falcons owner Arthur Blank; nor should it.  The Falcons were coming off an NFC-best 13 wins, a number one seed in the playoffs, and were a win away from playing in the Super Bowl just a season ago. The 2013...
Via isportsweb.com
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Your new Cleveland Browns Coach is Mike Pettine

Adam Gase pulled out of the Cleveland Browns coach derby Tuesday, meaning your next Cleveland Browns Coach is? Mike Pettine Jr. Reports claim he will officially be announced as the next Cleveland Browns coach by the end of the day. Therefore, the next Cleveland Browns coach will not be Dirk Koetter. Gase, the Offensive Coordinator for the Denver Broncos, could just be waiting for...
Via The Sports Bank
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns meet with Pettine, WKYC reports no offer made

MOBILE, Ala. - The Cleveland Browns took their coaching search on the road Tuesday night for a second interview with Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Per Cleveland WKYC TV's Jim Donovan, the two sides met but no offer was made. Presumably, the search that's now in its fourth full week continues. Earlier Tuesday, FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez reported that the Browns...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns to inteview Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

He 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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons hire Mike Tice as offensive line coach

Hoping to turn around the NFL's worst rushing attack, the Atlanta Falcons have hired former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice as their offensive line coach. Tice will be the Falcons' third offensive line coach in four seasons. The team fired Pat Hill after two seasons and parted ways with Paul Boudreau after the 2011 season. Tice, a former NFL tight end, has 17 years' of coaching...
Via Fox Sports South
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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