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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Names Koetter Top 20 Coordinator

The Bucs' Offensive Coordinator is considered among the best in the business.

A gallery of the top 20 coordinators in the NFL, as ranked by's Bucky Brooks.

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On Wednesday, NFL Media's Bucky Brooks broke down the NFL's top 20 coordinators, including both offensive and defensive coaches. Among Brooks' best was Bucs' offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter, who earned the No. 16 spot.

"One of the best quarterback developers in the game is also a crafty run-game specialist capable of building a two-pronged attack that befuddles defensive coordinators," Brooks wrote. "With Koetter inheriting a talented cast of playmakers and a rookie quarterback with moxie in Tampa, we could see his offensive wizardry go to a new level in 2015."

Koetter was hired by the Buccaneers this January after serving as the Falcons' OC from 2012 to 2014. During his time in Atlanta, he helped Matt Ryan to two Pro Bowls, in addition to the best statistical season of his career. Prior to working in Atlanta, Koetter served as the Jaguars' Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach from 2007 to 2011.

Earlier this week, Brooks released a list of the league's top Offensive Coordinators and Koetter appeared again, this time at the No. 7 spot.

"From his masterful work with David Garrard in Jacksonville (in 2007, Koetter's first year with the team, Garrard led the Jaguars to a playoff berth after compiling an 18:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio) and Matt Ryan in Atlanta (under Koetter's direction in 2012, Ryan set single-season franchise records in passing yards, completion percentage and passing touchdowns) to his impressive collegiate résumé, it's easy to see Koetter excels at creating a quarterback-friendly offense that allows young playmakers to thrive," Brooks wrote. "With Koetter also adept at cultivating potent rushing attacks (the Jaguars averaged 132.0 rushing yards per game during his tenure, from 2007 to 2011 -- the third-best mark in the NFL during that span), the Buccaneers' new Offensive Coordinator is unquestionably one of the best in the business."

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