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  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers name Dirk Koetter new offensive coordinator

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have named Dirk Koetter the team's new offensive coordinator, a source told ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2015
  2. Falcons' Dirk Koetter unconcerned with red zone misses

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons were 2-for-4 in the red zone in last week's 27-20 loss to the Steelers. Settling for those field goals obviously had a significant impact, based on the final margin. Yet offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  3. Dirk Koetter appreciates Julio Jones' no-nonsense approach

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- There was one aspect of Julio Jones' career day last week that Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter appreciated more than anything else: Jones' humble approach. Jones had every reason to celebrate his 10 catche...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  4. Prediction: Cardinals will beat Falcons

    Vaughn McClure

    The first-place Atlanta Falcons (4-7) will compete, particularly at home. But it will be tough for them to reach their desired 30 points against an Arizona team that allows just 17.7 points per game. Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, Matt Ryan a...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  5. Falcons OC Dirk Koetter on third-down call: 'Sure, we'd change it...

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter followed head coach Mike Smith's lead in second-guessing a critical decision in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns. On third-and-2 from the Browns' 35-yard line wit...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  6. Dirk Koetter pleased with progress of patchwork offensive line

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has plenty of respect for how the offensive line has held up as of late. The Falcons, of course, lost three linemen who had started a game this season to season-ending injur...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  7. Dirk Koetter explains Devin Hester's low snap count

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons receiver/return specialist Devin Hester played a season-low 11 offensive snaps in this past Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Lions, and most would assume it had everything to do with Harry Douglas returning the lineup from a foot injury. ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  8. Dirk Koetter defends late-game pass play

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter had no issue with calling a screen pass to Julio Jones in the final minutes of Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Detroit Lions. The short pass play on third-and-10 from the Lions' 40-yard line was droppe...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  9. Falcons' Konz acknowledges Bears fans' role in silent count

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter generated a little bit of a buzz Tuesday when he admitted he switched to a silent count Sunday against the Chicago Bears although such a method is typically reserved for hostil...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  10. Koetter: Falcons used silent count at home against Bears

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Football teams typically turn to a silent count on offense to combat adverse conditions on the road. The Atlanta Falcons had to rely on such a method at home. Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter admitted he had to go with a s...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  11. Falcons' Koetter: Hester earning looks

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Raving about the talents of Devin Hester seems to be a weekly theme for the Atlanta Falcons. Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter continued to gush about his newly discovered weapon Tuesday when asked about Hester increased ro...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  12. Falcons hope to be four-wide open

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Devin Hester didn't exactly beg for the opportunity, but the Atlanta Falcons receiver admitted he was anxious for offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's call to 10 personnel. Such a look with four wide receivers -- Julio Jones...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  13. Falcons OC downplays sideline move

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Maybe Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter didn't want to make a big deal about being on the sideline to start the season, but his quarterback certainly thought it worked to the team's advantage. Matt Ryan, com...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  14. Falcons' OC Koetter happy with Hester

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter admitted he might have underestimated Devin Hester. Of course Koetter knew Hester came to the Falcons from the Chicago Bears as arguably the greatest return man in NFL histo...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  15. Falcons not blocking out promising Toilolo

    Vaughn McClure

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons' emphasis on having more of a blocking tight end in the lineup shouldn't prevent Levine Toilolo from having an impact this season. In fact, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter bristled when it was implied ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  16. Hester can now strike fear in Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    Devin Hester agreed to a three-year contract Thursday with the Atlanta Falcons, finally ending an exhilarating run as the man who re-wrote the record book as a return man in Chicago. Known locally as The Windy City Flyer, Hester deserved more time...

    Blog | March 20, 2014