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Report: Falcons looking at Schottey, Billick

Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:15 pm
 
By Josh Katzowitz

While we speculate about whether former Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer would join his father if Marty Schottenheimer got the Buccaneers head coaching job, another potential job has emerged for the younger Schottey.

According to NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora, Schottenheimer is on the list to be interviewed for Mike Mularkey’s old job as the Falcons offensive coordinator.

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While Schottenheimer is set to interview for the open University of Alabama offensive coordinator position as well, Atlanta also appears interested in Super Bowl-title winning coach Brian Billick, former Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, and Packers quarterback coach Tom Clements.

Assuming Billick wouldn’t want that job (and assuming that if Billick did want the job, the Falcons wouldn’t want to pay the salary Billick would desire), Koetter seems like a decent option. Although the Jaguars offense was a disaster this year when running back Maurice Jones-Drew wasn’t running the ball, Atlanta coach Mike Smith and Koetter worked together in Jacksonville.

Clements, meanwhile, was apparently a candidate for the Penn State job that ultimately went to Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien.

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Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:51 pm
 

Report: Falcons looking at Schottey, Billick

None of them will amount to anything with the current Falcons OL. Dead end job



Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 6:01 pm
 

Report: Falcons looking at Schottey, Billick

I highly doubt Billick would sign on to be DC but man i would take him in a minute and also pay him what he wants. If the Falcons hire J-Ville's old OC that will be a joke. We basically would have swopted OC's with J-ville. Not a good choice. Clements has been around the league for a while and he knows how to use a QB to his fullest. I guess only time will tell.

They'd be better off with Marvin Lewis as the DC, than Billick, Billick is an offensive petigree guy, he's just over-rated.  Marvin Lewis, is the one that built the punishing D that won Super Bowl 35, just wait until the Bengals get around to firing Lewis, and then pick hm up as DC.  Billick would make a terrible DC most likely, although he might have learned something from all the good DC's he has had working for him in the past, but it would certainly be a risky move to throw him into a DC position, if he would even take it.  Super Bowl winning head  coaches don't normally take corrdinator positions, after all, only 28 guys have ever been the head coach of a team to win the Super Bowl.



Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:52 pm
 

Report: Falcons looking at Schottey, Billick

Despite winning a Super Bowl, Billick's offenses in Baltimore were nothing to write home about.  They won that Super Bowl title based soley on defensive effort, and an offense that didn't loose games for them.  That's not exactly what Atlanta is looking for, they have Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Julio Jones, Tony Gonzalez, and Michael Turner.  They are looking to capitalize on all that taelent, and win using offense.  Billick had some success, when surrounded by talent in Minnesota as OC, but I think anybody can win with talent, what will Atlanta do in the lean years with Billick as OC? Loose, that's what they will do, Go with Schotty, if he will take the job.  He is young and smart, and with an NFL caliber QB he is sure to succeed.  He'd still be in NY if anyone other than him realized Sanchez has to go.

Seriously, the OC the Jaquars fired this year, because the Offense was terrible, who would hire him, he should be radioactive right now, did anyone see how that unit performed?  Who care if him and Mike Smith are friends, he did a terrible job, and does not deserve another OC gig right now.  Del Rio didn't, and stil doesn't know anything about Offense, that was strictly the OC's to run, and he failed.  No way, go for Schotty, otherwise you will remain stuck in this OK to make the playoffs, but can't get anywhere else mode. 



Since: Jan 21, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:30 pm
 

Report: Falcons looking at Schottey, Billick

Okay whew they are actually considering interviewing these guys. Not interested in looking at them. You must admit neither is much to look at, and the though of the team simply wanting to look at them is a bit creepy.



Since: Oct 8, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:51 pm
 

Report: Falcons looking at Schottey, Billick

Billck was oc with Minnesota before going to Baltimore as head coach



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:07 pm
 

Report: Falcons looking at Schottey, Billick

I just read another atricle saying Billick would be there OC. I don't remeber where he was the OC before he was head coach of the Ravens? I remeber the Ravens has having the best "D" in the league when they won the super bowl but i don't know who there DC was? Anyways i though the would be more suited for the DC position.... And one side note Mike Smith and Billick are brother in laws. Thats the only possible way i see him coming to ATL.



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 4:02 pm
 

Report: Falcons looking at Schottey, Billick

I highly doubt Billick would sign on to be DC but man i would take him in a minute and also pay him what he wants. If the Falcons hire J-Ville's old OC that will be a joke. We basically would have swopted OC's with J-ville. Not a good choice. Clements has been around the league for a while and he knows how to use a QB to his fullest. I guess only time will tell.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:52 pm
 

Report: Falcons looking at Schottey, Billick

There is NO way that Brian Billick ... Super Bowl winning Head Coach (& one-time 'Dating Game' or 'Match Game' contestant, I forget which) ... takes a coordinator position.  If he gets back into the Niffle, then it will be as a Head Coach.  But you know he is happy to hear his name bandied about again.


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