Quinn will unleash the Atlanta Falcons defense this year


Dan Quinn helped shape the Legion of Boom in Seattle. Now it’s time to see what he can do for this Atlanta Falcons defense.

When it comes to the offensive side of the ball, the Atlanta Falcons have no worries. They have an MVP in Matt Ryan, a healthy Devonta Freeman, an all-world receiver in Julio Jones and an abundance of other weapons on that side of the ball as well.

As long as the offensive line is able to keep Matt Ryan upright and not let him get hit more than 100 times again, the Falcons should have one of, if not the best offense in football.

On defense, it seems as if they’ve continually underachieved under Dan Quinn’s watch.

Well, that’s because they have. During the 2018 season, it had to be annoying hearing everyone rave about the Falcons offense, but the defense was shown no love or even worse, had the finger pointed in their direction as the reason for the 7-9 season.

Dan Quinn has given this defense his full attention and with that, the defensive expectations is for them to look like they did at the end of 2016. The Falcons have ballers on defensive side of the ball – Grady Jarrett, Deion Jones, Takk McKinley, Damontae Kazee, etc so we know there isn’t a lack of talent, but lack of proper coaching.

The Falcons have more talent on the defensive side of the ball then they did in 2016. They have more depth on the defensive line, athletic linebackers that know how to tackle, and defensive back that can swarm to the ball and make plays.

Not many teams can say they have playmakers at every level on defense and there is no doubt Dan Quinn will put those players in position to make plays as he changes up the schemes to better suite their strengths.

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This defense doesn’t have to 1985 Bears, the 2000 Ravens defense or the Legion of Boom, but Dan Quinn expects for these guys to go out give it their all and make plays and there are no doubts on my end that these boys are coming to play this season.