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Lee Freedman

Knapp, Koetter, Malarkey

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I was going to make a thread about this. We have won the most interesting makeups of a staff that I've ever seen in the NFL. Our quarterbacks coach is a straight up West Coast guy all the way. Our tightends coach who may have a say in the running game (reading between the lines of Quinn) is a strait up power run game coach..... and the offensive coordinator is a vertical stretch guy who likes to attack a defense down the field.

I don't know if it's going to be a genius pairing or a failure but it should be entertaining to watch

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Not a fan of the hire. People seem to conveniently forget how crappy Koetter’s playcalling was. The constant screens that went from negative to zero yards. The playcalling was extreme predictable.

I wish the FO spent more time and effort in finding an OC instead of rushing the process. This seemed like a very rushed decision and one I think will ultimately effect the offense negatively.

The only way I would be ok with this hire is if Koetter, Knapp, and Mularkey all shared play calling duties. I am not looking forward to next season at all. I’ll still root for the Falcons, but I’m expecting next season to be a $hitshow. 

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If Ryan had a lot of influence in these hires, then I'm okay with it as i think he needs to be the one "in charge" of the Offense. 

Otherwise, this is reminiscent of when Marion Campbell was brought back as Falcons HC. 

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48 minutes ago, falconsd56 said:

I was going to make a thread about this. We have won the most interesting makeups of a staff that I've ever seen in the NFL. Our quarterbacks coach is a straight up West Coast guy all the way. Our tightends coach who may have a say in the running game (reading between the lines of Quinn) is a strait up power run game coach..... and the offensive coordinator is a vertical stretch guy who likes to attack a defense down the field.

I don't know if it's going to be a genius pairing or a failure but it should be entertaining to watch

It may not can be filed in Genius,, But I guarantee you it is a very good move,, WE will at the very least make it to the play offs next year as long as Ryan is healthy.. I believe that it will be at least that much better... 

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2 minutes ago, Draftnut57 said:

It may not can be filed in Genius,, But I guarantee you it is a very good move,, WE will at the very least make it to the play offs next year as long as Ryan is healthy.. I believe that it will be at least that much better... 

Well we need upgrade the offensive line which was going to have to happen regardless of whichever offensive coordinator was hired.

Hopefully Matt and Julio can spend more time this offseason to get on the same page better.

Matt was really good throwing deep to everybody except for Julio.

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Quinn will at least not have any reason to even think about the offense this year with all the offensive brainpower on that side.  My biggest question is who will be the decision-maker as to whether to go for it on 4th and 1 or attempt the 55-yard FG.

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50 minutes ago, Sidecar Falcon said:

Not a fan of the hire. People seem to conveniently forget how crappy Koetter’s playcalling was. The constant screens that went from negative to zero yards. The playcalling was extreme predictable.

I wish the FO spent more time and effort in finding an OC instead of rushing the process. This seemed like a very rushed decision and one I think will ultimately effect the offense negatively.

The only way I would be ok with this hire is if Koetter, Knapp, and Mularkey all shared play calling duties. I am not looking forward to next season at all. I’ll still root for the Falcons, but I’m expecting next season to be a $hitshow. 

Freeman and Ito on those screens are gonna b more effective than Steven Jackson and jizz Rogers.

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Just now, jlrfalcon said:

Quinn will at least not have any reason to even think about the offense this year with all the offensive brainpower on that side.  My biggest question is who will be the decision-maker as to whether to go for it on 4th and 1 or attempt the 55-yard FG.

DQ will have say on overall strategy

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2 minutes ago, ATLSlobberKnockers said:

DQ will have say on overall strategy

https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/dan-quinn-s-explains-why-he-s-taking-on-defensive-coordinator-role-gameday-respo

So how will Quinn manage all of the responsibilities that fall on gameday if he’s focused on calling the plays and managing the defense?

As he’s going through the evaluation process with his coaching staff, he says he’s “definitely” looking at giving those responsibilities to someone on his coaching staff.

This wouldn’t be abnormal by any means with so many NFL head coaches calling plays on offense and defense these days.

After his first season as Rams’ head coach while calling the plays on offense, Sean McVay hired a coach to serve as a clock management specialist to help with decisions on when to use timeouts and other clock management responsibilities.

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7 minutes ago, ATLSlobberKnockers said:

Freeman and Ito on those screens are gonna b more effective than Steven Jackson and jizz Rogers.

Doubtful. We had Freeman here Koetter’s final year and they still weren’t effective. Not to mention that his playcalling was terrible. His tendencies were very predictable. I remember in a few game threads people being able to call out the plays. I myself was able to call out the upcoming plays on a regular basis. I’m hoping he’s stepped up his game. Based on what I’ve seen in TB, I don’t think that’s the case. 

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57 minutes ago, Sidecar Falcon said:

Not a fan of the hire. People seem to conveniently forget how crappy Koetter’s playcalling was. The constant screens that went from negative to zero yards. The playcalling was extreme predictable.

I wish the FO spent more time and effort in finding an OC instead of rushing the process. This seemed like a very rushed decision and one I think will ultimately effect the offense negatively.

The only way I would be ok with this hire is if Koetter, Knapp, and Mularkey all shared play calling duties. I am not looking forward to next season at all. I’ll still root for the Falcons, but I’m expecting next season to be a $hitshow. 

The screen obsession is getting a little humorous to me (not singling you out, it is just the first time I've seen it in this particular thread). Go to ESPN, pick any random game while DK was here, read the play-by-play. Tell me how many bubble screens you count. Also mention how many succeeded and how many failed. The truth is different than the perception. I promise. It's a lot like people claiming all we did under MM was slam into the LOS twice and then throw incomplete on 3rd down. Not true, but people swore it was. 

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5 minutes ago, falcndave said:

The screen obsession is getting a little humorous to me (not singling you out, it is just the first time I've seen it in this particular thread). Go to ESPN, pick any random game while DK was here, read the play-by-play. Tell me how many bubble screens you count. Also mention how many succeeded and how many failed. The truth is different than the perception. I promise. It's a lot like people claiming all we did under MM was slam into the LOS twice and then throw incomplete on 3rd down. Not true, but people swore it was. 

It wasn’t every play as some people make it out to be. However it did happen enough where it became evident to a lot of posters on these boards (myself included). It was the excessiveness that he did the play that caught everyone’s eye. There were a few times when he called it twice in a three down period. 

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Knapp Koetter Mularkey oh my

Personally, this was lazy IMHO. Prepare for the same problems we've had with Quinn before.  He may fix the D as the DC (that remains to be seen) but haven't we learned our lessons in the past...can you say Marion Campbell? 

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7 minutes ago, WhenFalconsWin said:

Knapp Koetter Mularkey oh my

Personally, this was lazy IMHO. Prepare for the same problems we've had with Quinn before.  He may fix the D as the DC (that remains to be seen) but haven't we learned our lessons in the past...can you say Marion Campbell? 

I don’t think he’ll be as bad as Campbell. Although that was before my time and I could be wrong. I think he’ll have success initially, but it will taper off and we’ll be right back to square one.

The only way I can see this working is if Koetter, Knapp, and Mularkey all take turns playcalling. I don’t believe that has ever been done and I severely doubt that it will happen. 

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