Today when I woke up and saw that the Falcons had a new OC, I went ape shit to find out who it was. When I found out who it was I honestly had to scratch my head and i said "what the hell? What is it with JAX and ATL trading staff?" I honestly can say I was disappointed with this guy at first glance. I mean didn't MM run a better ranked offense than this guy?
Now once, I checked up on this guy's credentials and thought about the tools he had in Jax, I can say I got a little more comfortable. I also read this interview on his offensive philosophy: http://xandolabs.com/2011/07/dirk-koetter-exclusive-interview/#ixzz1jYbq2sYJ. Anyway, so you don't have to check up on this guy I will just put his long story short, he took many (at the time) small name college programs such as Boise St. ('98 - '00) and Arizona St. ('01 - '06), and turned them into potent offensive teams then earned his way onto the Jaguars in 2007 as the OC. He made the Jaguars into a top-10 offense, until they slowly kept dipping into their current offensive slump. At this you might go "well, he is just a flash in the pan then." I say NO to that assumption b/c of the fact of how with the offense slumping his weapons were also depleted accordingly year-to-year. He also mentored many players into quality weapons at their positions such as Mojo (MJD), Marcedes Lewis, and even Garrard for a healthy two seasons. Now with that in mind, you must look at the offensive weapons of the Falcons. This guy has never had the arsenal we have put in front of him to work with. I think TD is sane enough to know he made a quality choice, and I must declare after all the headhunting for MM I did, I can't say I'm not happy to see him gone. Before we start another headhunt, let's rejoice in the fact of the fresh new mind we got at the helm of our offense and let him have a warm welcome to Falcon Country. B/C everybody knows that the support of someone (the fans) can go a LONG way with your mental chi. So before we wish bad juju on the new kid. Let's Welcome our new offensive coordinator: Mr. Dirk Koetter. He might just be the One who leads us to the promise land or better yet DISNEYLAND.
"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work" --Vince Lombardi