Ryan, Falcons Excited OC is Staying in AtlantaFLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -
Quarterback Matt Ryan is enjoying his best season in five years with the Atlanta
So it's no wonder Ryan was
delighted to hear that offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter won't be leaving to
take a head coaching job with another NFL team.
Ryan has worked just one season
with Koetter, who has signed a contract extension to stay with the team through
2014, and the results have been impressive for the NFC's No. 1 playoff seed.
Roddy White and Julio Jones each
have over 1,000 yards receiving. Tight end Tony Gonzalez leads the team in
catches, and Ryan is having his best season as a professional.
The only drawback has been the
substantial decline in production from running back Michael Turner.
The Falcons (13-3) have a bye week before they host
a divisional round game Jan. 13.
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