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Falcoholic Podcast: Why Dirk Koetter is still a problem for Atlanta

For all the coaches that lost their jobs, he remarkably still remains.

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NFL: Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

With the Falcons finally moving on from Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff, a lot of talk has focused on the coaches that remain. While Raheem Morris will take over as the interim head coach, one name in particular stands out as untouched through all of this: offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

He’s been a lightning rod ever since he came back for the 2019 season and this season hasn’t been much better. The defense is bad but the offense seems to underperform nearly every single week as well.

To talk about this polarizing coach, Aaron Freeman (twitter: @falcfans) of the Locked on Falcons podcast joined me to dive deep into Dirk Koetter, the Falcons offense and why it was a major mistake to bring him back last year.

Topics discussed include:

  • What exactly a Dirk Koetter offense looks like, including going back to 2012
  • Whether or not inheriting aging backs like Michael Turner or Steven Jackson is the reason he’s never established a good running game
  • Todd Gurley and his usage in the Falcons current offense
  • Why the offense rotates around Julio Jones and can’t seem to take advantage of other weapons
  • Matt Ryan and his confidence (or lack thereof) in what they’re trying to do
  • So much more

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