At long last, the Atlanta Falcons have scored a postseason victory. It came off the field.
Alex Marvez reports that offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has elected to pass on chances to become a head coach and remain with the Falcons. Koetter reportedly signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Falcons through 2014 and part of the agreement is that Koetter will not leave this year for a job as a head coach.
Koetter was drawing interest for the head-coaching vacancies with the Chiefs, Browns and Eagles. But all three of those jobs would require major building projects.
Atlanta defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong also are receiving interest for head-coaching positions.