The Falcons’ offensive coordinator search now brings the opportunity for two reunions. After the team scheduled an interview with former OC Dirk Koetter, it is now interested in Koetter’s predecessor’s 2019 fit.
Mike Mularkey interviewed for the Falcons’ OC position, Alex Marvez of Sirius XM Radio reports (on Twitter). The former head coach was Matt Ryan‘s first NFL offensive coordinator, holding Atlanta’s play-calling job from 2008-11. Teams have been eyeing the 57-year-old coach for OC jobs or position-coaching gigs, per Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter), who adds the Falcons meeting occurred Wednesday.
While Koetter presided over one of the Falcons’ playoff-qualifying offenses, Mularkey was there for three, using it as a springboard to land the Jaguars’ HC job in 2012. Though, Mularkey has now been given three shots at being a head coach — in Buffalo, Jacksonville and Tennessee.
The Titans took a step back on offense under Mularkey in 2017, but he coached three top-10 Falcon attacks in his four years in Georgia. Those teams did not win a playoff game, however, the 2010 team being a one-and-done with a No. 1 seed.
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