Report: Eagles, Browns, Chiefs to interview Koetter

  • By Marc Sessler
  • Updated: Dec. 31, 2012 at 01:56 p.m.

Dirk Koetter's name sits atop the list of assistants certain to draw interest as coaching vacancies open up around the league.'s Alex Marvez reported Monday the Falcons offensive coordinator will be busy during Atlanta's bye week after lining up interviews with the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs and Cleveland Browns.

Koetter has done outstanding work during his one season running Atlanta's offense, turning the Falcons into a pass-happy attack behind the play of quarterback Matt Ryan.

Atlanta owns the eighth-ranked total offense and the NFL's No. 6 passing game. Koetter is a proponent of the no-huddle attack, but that also requires a gifted signal-caller to operate the show. Many of the teams searching for a new coach don't have one of those on the roster.

As job openings mount, this is turning into a beautiful winter for proven assistants -- like Koetter -- to take the next step.