This was still a bad hire, no matter how someone would like to spin it, Dirk Koetter is a terrible hire. However, the Atlanta Falcons put up nearly 6,000 yards of offense under him in year one and should be even better in year two.
Sure, yards aren’t the issue, scoring is. This team averaged less than 2.5 touchdowns per game in 2019 under Koetter a far cry from 2016 when they averaged more than 30 points per game.
Looking back over Matt Ryan’s career with the Atlanta Falcons, the offense has averaged 6,000 yards, 46 touchdowns, and more than 21 points per game.
The Atlanta Falcons will have better personnel on the offensive line, better running game, and a complete tight end versus those positions in 2019 so this offense should have every tool at the disposal of Koetter and Ryan to put up more than enough points to win close games.
Year three of Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley as a duo should also help get this offense going. If a change of scenery is all Laquan Treadwell needed in order to resurrect his career, the Falcons should be the beneficiary of that added talent as well.
This offense will more than likely start 10 former first-round picks during the season; left guard being the lone exception. 2020 under Dirk Koetter should be much better than 2019 and when that happens, the Atlanta Falcons will very difficult to beat.