With a Top 10 offense in 2018, it was only a matter of time before former Bucs’ head coach Dirk Koetter would garner some interest from around the NFL.

It didn’t take long, as Koetter is reportedly the frontrunner to become the Falcons new offensive coordinator.

The Falcons fired their top three coordinators following their win over Tampa Bay on Sunday, and Koetter’s ties to the Falcons, and his success with quarterback Matt Ryan, make him natural fit to return to the position he served from 2012 to 2014.

Koetter leaves a Buccaneers team loaded with weapons but could go to a team with even more firepower than the Bucs. With an experienced former league MVP quarterback in Ryan, along with the NFL’s best wide receiver in Julio Jones, combined with a solid running game, if Koetter gets the job the Bucs defense will have their hands full. On the other side of the coin however, the Bucs personnel on defense will be very familiar with Koetter’s playbook.

Koetter was fired by Tampa Bay on Sunday night following the team’s second 5-11 season in a row. The Buccaneers have begun their search for a new head coach led by general manager Jason Licht who was retained by the Glazers.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
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Buc stops here
Buc stops here
3 years ago

Good match for the hard working coach. It did not work out in Tampa but you can only have respect for the effort he put in trying to make it work. I truly respect the man just hope Tampa can get someone who can leverage what they have and turn it into a winner.

76Buc
76Buc
3 years ago

I guess Mark Cook wasn’t fired after all.

SappAttack
SappAttack
3 years ago

Would prefer him out of the position. He has intimate knowledge about personnel on both sides of the ball

SappAttack
SappAttack
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3 years ago

out of the *division

Ken Grant
Ken Grant
3 years ago

I’m fine with the Falcons being ultra-predictable. Knock yourselves out.

thejerseybuc
thejerseybuc
3 years ago

Good luck to him. Better luck to us.

BucWild02
BucWild02
3 years ago

He’s a good coach, he’s gonna get a job somewhere fast. If he doesn’t go to Atlanta, maybe he will go to Arizona.

shuster
shuster
3 years ago

I live in Atlanta, and according to the media up here this is already a done deal. Apparently, it was a done deal before the season ended. As a matter of fact, I first started hearing about koetter coming back to Atlanta after the Green Bay game (the Falcons game against Green Bay) about 3 weeks ago.