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Why didn’t the Falcons consult Matt Ryan about re-hiring Dirk Koetter and Mike Mularkey?

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has a unique status. It’s a status few professional athletes achieve, and it comes with certain collateral benefits. As a franchise quarterback with over a decade of service to his team, his voice matters. He’s expected to lead, both in the locker room and on the field. So shouldn’t he have some input when it comes to any proposed reconstruction of the coaching staff?

The Falcons re-hired coaching alumni Dirk Koetter and Mike Mularkey this week. Koetter will run the offense, while Mularkey will coach the tight ends. They moved pretty quickly following the firing of Steve Sarkisian, and I commend them for their decisiveness.