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Atlanta Falcons to Chat with Former Buccaneers Coach Dirk Koetter About OC Opening

The Falcons are in the market for a new offensive coordinator after firing Steve Sarkisian Monday, and could turn to a former divisional foe for the answer to their opening.

According to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure the Falcons on Saturday will chat with now former Tampa Bay head coach Dirk Koetter, who was fired on Sunday by the team.

“Dirk Koetter scheduled to interview for the Falcons’ offensive coordinator position on Saturday, according to a source. Koetter, just let go as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach, was the Falcons’ offensive coordinator from 2012-2014. Koetter’s last Falcons’ offense in 2014 averaged 378.2 yards per game (8th), 284.6 passing yards per game (5th), and 23.8 points per game (12th).

His Buccaneers’ offense this past season averaged 415.5 yards per game (3rd), 320.3 passing yards per game (1st), and 24.8 points per game (12th). Matt Ryan praised Koetter before for making him a more confident quarterback.”

Koetter was fired after going 19-29 in three seasons, and this past year went 5-11 for the Buccaneers. Last year, he went 5-11 with the team but managed to keep his position.

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