WhiteFanposts Fanshots Library FalcFans Podcast on The FalcoholicContact The FalcoholicFalcons StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Falcons NewsYahoo Falcons Team PageYahoo Falcons ReportYahoo Falcons Depth ChartYahoo Falcons TransactionsYahoo Falcons PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Rehiring Dirk Koetter checked all the boxes for Falcons HC Dan QuinnNew Youth Gale Sayers Jerseys ,44commentsFact: Dirk Koetters back hair doubles as a natural sunscreen EDTShareTweetShareShareRehiring Dirk Koetter checked all the boxes for Falcons HC Dan QuinnReinhold Matay-USA TODAY SportsAfter a 7-9 season full of injuries and shenanigans worth forgetting, we knew the Falcons front office would take drastic action to right the ship. While Thomas Dimitroff and company werent willing to put an end to the Quinn Era, they were ready to revamp the coaching staff. Enter Dirk Koetter: former Falcons offensive coordinator, former Buccaneers head coach, and current Falcons offensive coordinator. Odds are Koetter takes a more measured approach during his second stint with the Falcons, tempering his pass-happy disposition. And weve explaining his hiring from our perspective already. But how did Quinn see it? Why was it a logical move from his vantage point? Quinn addressed these and other questions during the NFLs spring meetings last month. OK, so Quinn likes his style. We knew that. But how will they work Koetter into the scheme the Falcons installed back when Kyle Shanahan was refusing to run the ball in the Super Bowl running the show? The Falcons refused to let franchise quarterback Matt Ryan dictate how they replaced Steve Sarkisian, but his familiarity with Koetter didnt hurt. In fact, according to Quinn, it was a shortcut they couldnt pass up. Aggressive play calling? Check. Willing to leave the current scheme in place? Check. Familiar with the franchise quarterback? Check. As Quinn describes the hiring process, this was a no-brainer. Perhaps you had a different offensive coordinator mind. And to be sure, a healthy skepticism of Koetter isnt illogical. But its now clear why Quinn cast his vote for Koetter. Your thoughts, Falcoholics?Bears Training Camp 2018: Andrew Links Camp Notebook 7/26 The weather today was absolutely perfect. It reminded me of the wonderfully temperate climate of places like San Diego or Albuquerque. We just arent used to being able to enjoy a mostly sunny, 80-degree day at the end of July. Despite the rosy forecast, the outcome of the day wasnt quite sunshine and rainbows. But first things first. Let me just say that camp has a much different feel than it did under John Fox. The team is always on the move, always hustling, the coaches are loud and animated Gale Sayers Jerseys Stitched , its just much more...footbally (is that a word?). It just looks, feels, and sounds different from last year. This coaching staff seems to be getting more efficient with what is being accomplished on the field. No practice is perfect, and today was no exception. Seriously, both side of the ball cant be dominating on each day, or we would have no idea what was really going on. I would say that overall, the defense got the better of the offense, but the offense still had its fair share of wins. Now lets get on to my observations from todays camp:OffenseMuch has been made of Mitch Trubiskys poor day. Let me say this, he was not particularly sharp today. That said, the offense as a whole was out of sorts and it makes me wonder if they had a ton thrown at them today. Another thing has been obvious to me in the 2 practices that I have been to, Trubisky is working on getting through his reads and the accompanying footwork during the live portions. Another thing I have noticed is that all of the skill position players are being rotated in with the 1s, not just the top guys. This affects timing as well and should clear itself up as we move through the preseason. Chase Daniel is a fine backup quarterback, Tyler Bray...not so much. There wasnt much to report about the running backs. Jordan Howard continues to look improved catching passes. His hands are naturally accepting the ball in the correct position. This sounds odd for anyone who played baseball, but clearly this wasnt natural for him. Tarik Cohen caught a deep pass after blowing past Nick Kwiatkoski. Taquan Mizzell still hasnt shown me any reason why he should be kept on this roster. Ryan Nall on the other hand, was outstanding today. He had 2 long plays and seems to have natural hands. He could be a nice weapon if they keep 4 backs. Allen Robinson II was active early in camp and has looked smooth. The Bears are being cautious as he did not participate in the team drills, which were much more physical than in the past. Taylor Gabriel and Cohen are going to drive defensive coordinators nuts with their quickness. The Oregon influenceoffensive coordinator Mark Helfrichs previous positionis rearing its head in the form of the jet sweep. Anthony Miller has been, hands down Youth Leonard Floyd Jerseys , the best player on the offense so far. I am not sure I know what it looks like to watch a great wide receiver practice, but if its better than this, then consider my mind blown. Miller just doesnt care whos covering him or how physical you are with him, he is going to get you. Kevin White has continued to look good on short routes. His short-area quickness has been on display daily. Make no mistake, he looks much better than last year, but thats not saying much. There are still too many drops like the deep corner route that Trubsiky dropped in the bucket but White simply dropped. Or the second of Prince Amukamaras interceptions, which was a high throw, but White just tipped it to Amukamara. He needs to get this under control or he will be nothing more than an outlet receiver and deep threat.The battle for special teams ace likely comes down to Joshua Bellamy and Bennie Fowler. So far, I have to tip the cap to Fowler. He simply makes more catches. Bellamy dropped at least 3 passes today. If this continues into preseason games, they are going to have to think long and hard about this decision. The 3 best catches of the day from the wide receivers came from the aforementioned Miller, Javon Wims, and Tanner Gentry. Wims was probably the most impressive as he split two defenders and brought the ball down in the end zone during red zone drills. I could see him being a heck of a red zone weapon for this team. The tight ends were very quiet today. I think this was due to play calling as they were very active last Saturday when I was at camp. One thing to note is how much different Adam Shaheen looks. He has shed that baby fat he was carrying around last year and seems to have greatly improved his balance. The best catch of the day for me came from Shaheen. He caught a corner route that was perfectly thrown by Trubisky. With his height and improved athleticism, he is going to be a matchup nightmare in the red zone this season. Some quick notes on the offensive line. First off, Hroniss Grasu was nowhere to be found, I havent heard anything else on that, so not sure what happened there. Bobby Massie did not look great today, although may just have been Kylie Fitts looking good. Kyle Long was back at right guard. Rookie James Daniels played center with both the 2nd and 3rd teams today while also getting some time with the 1s at left guard. Jordan Morgan had the pancake of the day when he put Eddie Goldman on his back in goal line drills. DefenseThe defensive line was tough to run against. The starting trio of Akiem Hicks Leonard Floyd Jerseys Stitched , Goldman, and Jonathan Bullard was excellent today. Roy Robertson-Harris was rotated in with the 1s quite a bit as well. There was some solid push but its hard to judge at camp since they cant hit the quarterback. Leonard Floyd was limited today just as Robinson was. They were purposely holding out players who are coming back from injury. It makes sense especially given how physical it was out there today. Aaron Lynch is still out. Sam Acho and Isiah Irving looked fine, wouldnt say that either were particularly impressive, nor did they look bad either. The standout up-front today was rookie 6th-round pick Kylie Fitts.