There’s not much new news to report in the Falcons offensive coordinator search, as we already knew the Falcons were kicking the tires on former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter. However, we know more of the specifics of the search, thanks to Ian Rapoport.
The #Falcons are interviewing former #Bucs coach Dirk Koetter for their vacant OC job today after he flew in last night. He last held this job in 2014. Darrell Bevell has also interviewed for the job— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2019
It’s unclear if Bevell was one of the two coaches interviewed as of this week’s state of the Falcons franchise press conference. We know the team had interviewed Mike Mularkey at that time. There may be a mystery candidate in there that has not been previously reported. Remember there was no mention of Steve Sarkisian until news broke he was signing with the team. There’s no reason to believe Quinn isn’t playing this hire equally close to the vest.
It’s been previously reported that Koetter is considering other jobs, suggesting the team may not yet be able to sign him. Bevell is receiving a little bit of interest but would most certainly jump at the chance to coach the Falcons if given an offer. The team either wants to perform their due diligence or Bevell is not their top option.
Dan Quinn said he wanted to interview some coaches currently in the playoffs. He previously suggested the playoffs are a detriment for good coaches who are unable to sign deals, suggesting he may wait out the playoffs for the right coach.