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  1. Lovie Smith wants balanced offense

    Pat Yasinskas

    Dirk Koetter, the new offensive coordinator for the Buccaneers, won't be running the exact same offense he did in his previous job with Atlanta. And he won't be using the same system he did while with Jacksonville from 2007 through 2011. "Dirk is ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Marcus Arroyo not staying with Bucs

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo, will not return to the Buccaneers, a league source said Friday afternoon. Arroyo first joined the Bucs in the 2014 offseason, and his original job was to focus only on the quarterbacks. But Arroyo e...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  3. Could Buccaneers pass on a QB?

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- There are an assortment of reasons why Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith hired Dirk Koetter as his offensive coordinator. But let's break it down to one common belief. "I do think in the NFL it's easier to win when you have a franchis...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  4. Bucs OC Dirk Koetter: Too early to have opinion on QBs

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The new offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has no better idea who the team's quarterback will be than you or I. "Who the Bucs are going to pick with the first pick, I'm the last guy to ask that question to right now,"...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  5. Buccaneers' cupboard isn't bare for Dirk Koetter

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- If you look at last year, it seems new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has nothing to work with. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ranked 30th in total offense and never really got into a rhythm in a season in which they had no offensive ...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  6. Dirk Koetter should bring up-tempo offense to Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    Maybe this time around, we'll see the up-tempo offense Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith promised when he was hired in January 2014. The Bucs agreed to terms with Dirk Koetter to be their offensive coordinator Thursday night. Koetter has cons...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  7. 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
  8. Bucs wise to pass on Senior Bowl

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Buccaneers had a chance to coach in the Senior Bowl. They wisely declined. In other years, the Bucs likely would have jumped on the opportunity. Coaching in the Senior Bowl is a chance to work closely with potential draft picks....

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  9. NFC South Top 25: No. 2

    Pat Yasinskas

    We continue my NFC South Top 25 with No. 2: Matt Ryan, quarterback, Falcons What he did in 2012: Ryan completed 422 of 616 passes (68.8 percent) for 4,719 yards, 32 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while leading the Falcons to the NFC Championsh...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  10. Falcons won't be taking a step back

    Pat Yasinskas

    From the outside, the Atlanta Falcons might appear to be sitting on a splendid perch. They're coming off a 13-3 season and they have a roster stocked with extraordinary talent from veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez right down to rookie cornerback De...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  11. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS D. Orlando Ledbetter continues his list of the top 25 Falcons with defensive end Kroy Biermann at No. 17. The Falcons have invested a lot of recent draft picks i...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  12. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a run through the top headlines from the weekend: ATLANTA FALCONS Daniel Cox writes the Falcons have been working a lot on their no-huddle offense in the offseason program. That's a great idea. Anyone that has watched quarterback Mat...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  13. On Steven Jackson and the passing game

    Pat Yasinskas

    Prior to the arrival of offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter last year, we used to spend a lot of time busting on the Atlanta Falcons for almost never using screen passes. There might have been a reason why predecessor Mike Mularkey was so hesitant ...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  14. Saints grab Falcons' backup QB

    Pat Yasinskas

    It may be April, but the NFC South's best rivalry is in midseason form. The New Orleans Saints just announced quarterback Luke McCown has signed with them after spending last season with the Atlanta Falcons. Presumably, the Falcons wanted to keep ...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  15. Time for Falcons to get younger at RB

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's give Michael Turner his props. If he's not the best running back in the history of the Atlanta Falcons, he certainly is close to that. Turner is a major reason the Falcons made the playoffs in four of the past five seasons. He gave the Falco...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  16. The backup QB carousel about to turn

    Pat Yasinskas

    It is possible the NFC South could have four new backup quarterbacks in 2013. Three of the division's No. 2 quarterbacks from 2013 are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents and the fourth team has said it would like to increase the competit...

    Blog | February 05, 2013