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Raheem Morris On Why Koetter Was Not Fired


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I mean they're both former HCs who got a chance to see where DQ ****** up... it makes sense for RM to keep Koetter for his experience and as a somewhat Asst. HC. 

 

Now if our offense just craters the next couple games? Fire him at the bye and be done with it. 

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Good or bad, koetter is here for this season. No one would come here for 11 games without a long range contract. We need to hire a GM first to hire a HC. No highly qualified candidate will come here unless he reports directly  to blank and is able to hire the HC. A current qualified  GM doesnt need an out-of-date guy like Mckay to be a buffer to blank.

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3 minutes ago, Falcons Fan MVP said:

Maybe Raheem will force Koetter to use wco.

 

I think this was the problem to begin with.  Maybe Raheem will just let Koetter run his offense.  It may not be the best in the league, but it will be better than him trying to run someone else's offense.  I frankly can't believe that lesson wasn't learned the first time around after trying to force Sark to run Shanny's offense.

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Why wouldn't Raheem keep Koetter? Right now is a huge moment for RH; he's got an 11 game interview going on. Raheem's best chance to win is to keep the offense going, and hope the defense comes around. Changing OCs now is not likely to lead to the offense playing better. 

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22 minutes ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

Koetter has incriminating pics of someone.  Only possible explanation.  So Morris is learning his offense from Koetter.  Sounds like a recipe for success

 

DK isn't perfect, but he does know more about offense than Morris. If Morris carries through on "working with him," in a way that influences DK's game plan and creates coordination between offense and defense it could work. The Vikings D is like a softer version of the Carolina D, in that they are best attacked on the ground. Our offense opened huge holes consistently last week. Gurley, in his prime, would have easily topped 200 yards with the room he was given. That said, if we get 150 combined rushing yards and slow the pace down on offense, the Falcons will have an opportunity to dominate TOP and keep the Vikings skill position guys riding the pine (or the aluminum). Ryan is totally capable of implementing a shorter area, quick release, passing game. While DK prefers a more vertical attack off of play action, there are sufficient WCO elements in our offensive play book to pull of a run + ball control pass game plan. Add to that the fact that our ball control passes are being thrown to guys like Ridley, Jones, Gage, Hurst, Blake...maybe sprinkle in a little Gurley. These guys can rip off chunks if you hit them in space. 

Instead of utilizing our offensive skill position talent to score 30, what if Morris informs DK that we will be using it to control the football, ride the clock, and protect the defense? Such a game plan would feature our greatest matchup advantage (Atlanta run O vs. Minn. run D) and protect our greatest liability (all things defense). This would put us in a place where if our defense just makes a few negative plays or stops a  few 3rd downs, we could pay them off with a W. 

So, while your discontent with DK is noted and understandable...what if it were DK coaching players through Raheem's game plan? We'd have to lose a little "All gas, no breaks" and back off a little on an "Attacking Style" on offense. What if "Imposing our will" simply means: "This is our @#$# football, and you can not have it." I wouldn't choose that game plan vs. every team, but it could take down this week's opponent. 

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7 minutes ago, falcndave said:

DK isn't perfect, but he does know more about offense than Morris. If Morris carries through on "working with him," in a way that influences DK's game plan and creates coordination between offense and defense it could work. The Vikings D is like a softer version of the Carolina D, in that they are best attacked on the ground. Our offense opened huge holes consistently last week. Gurley, in his prime, would have easily topped 200 yards with the room he was given. That said, if we get 150 combined rushing yards and slow the pace down on offense, the Falcons will have an opportunity to dominate TOP and keep the Vikings skill position guys riding the pine (or the aluminum). Ryan is totally capable of implementing a shorter area, quick release, passing game. While DK prefers a more vertical attack off of play action, there are sufficient WCO elements in our offensive play book to pull of a run + ball control pass game plan. Add to that the fact that our ball control passes are being thrown to guys like Ridley, Jones, Gage, Hurst, Blake...maybe sprinkle in a little Gurley. These guys can rip off chunks if you hit them in space. 

Instead of utilizing our offensive skill position talent to score 30, what if Morris informs DK that we will be using it to control the football, ride the clock, and protect the defense? Such a game plan would feature our greatest matchup advantage (Atlanta run O vs. Minn. run D) and protect our greatest liability (all things defense). This would put us in a place where if our defense just makes a few negative plays or stops a  few 3rd downs, we could pay them off with a W. 

So, while your discontent with DK is noted and understandable...what if it were DK coaching players through Raheem's game plan? We'd have to lose a little "All gas, no breaks" and back off a little on an "Attacking Style" on offense. What if "Imposing our will" simply means: "This is our @#$# football, and you can not have it." I wouldn't choose that game plan vs. every team, but it could take down this week's opponent. 

As I have gone back and looked at some of the miscues on offense...it is really a matter of timing being off.

Matt is either being late with his throws (Ridley vs GB on multiple occasions, Hurst vs Carolina on multiple occasions ,Julio vs Seahawks on a couple of occasions ( even if they were caught..better timing could have lead to bigger plays)

Or he is ramping his internal clock up faster than needed and is throwing too early and missing easier reads ( Ridley vs bears, Oz vs bears and Panthers also Hurst vs Panthers)

If Ryan can just get his timing back down then the offense 

Is in position to score 30+ points a game

 

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We as fans don't really get the amount of respect these guys have for one another. While we talk crap on them, they work together, know each other and don't bad mouth on another.  Now that he is in charge of the game plan, Raheem might have a better idea of how to use the offense rather than saying things while Koetter does the opposite.

Win or lose we are going to see a totally different team this week.

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Basically, the season is shot anyway, so why over-complicate things by firing DK? That would create a ton of work adjusting to a new OC. And if the new OC was actually changing things up, then a team that already needs to fix a lot of problems has to also learn those changes.

I think Raheem sees it as not worth drastically changing the offense at this point. I agree pretty much. We are what we are, and they should just try to win some games. Most likely the coaches are all gone at the end of the year anyway.

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2 hours ago, falconsd56 said:

As I have gone back and looked at some of the miscues on offense...it is really a matter of timing being off.

Matt is either being late with his throws (Ridley vs GB on multiple occasions, Hurst vs Carolina on multiple occasions ,Julio vs Seahawks on a couple of occasions ( even if they were caught..better timing could have lead to bigger plays)

Or he is ramping his internal clock up faster than needed and is throwing too early and missing easier reads ( Ridley vs bears, Oz vs bears and Panthers also Hurst vs Panthers)

If Ryan can just get his timing back down then the offense 

Is in position to score 30+ points a game

 

Maybe Matt has Covid

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42 minutes ago, *TMo* said:

Worst possible scenario     

 

6 minutes ago, AUTiger7222 said:

Because he somehow has proven to be so much better than Koetter? Do people not remember when he was OC when we had Vick and how bad that was?

Bingo. I didn't like him when he was here the first time. Always had me wanting to throw bullets at the wall with his play calling.

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34 minutes ago, AUTiger7222 said:

Because he somehow has proven to be so much better than Koetter? Do people not remember when he was OC when we had Vick and how bad that was?

So you are taking that as Knapp being crap vs Vick not putting in work to understand it?  

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