Second Look: Grading the Atlanta Falcons week 6 loss to the Cardinals

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Coaching – F

At some point, someone has to step up and say enough is enough. I don’t care if that is Arthur Blank, Thomas Dimitroff, Dirk Koetter, Bob Sutton, or Raheem Morris. Someone has to have the courage to look Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn in his face and tell him he is not getting it done and this franchise deserves better – especially from the defensive side of the ball.

Dirk Koetter is getting a little bit better in his game plans and as we mentioned above, I would like to see him get Ito Smith more involved, but the offense is doing their part. Teams should not put up 30 or more points and lose back to back games.

Dan Quinn is killing this team and someone has to step up and take control.

Special Teams – B

I am sure there are fans that think this should be an “F” after Matt Bryant missed the game-tying PAT yesterday, but overall, special teams were fine yesterday.

Kasey Redfern averaged 43 yards per punt yesterday and pinned the Cardinals inside the 20 once. For a guy that was added to the roster late last week, he stepped in and did a great job.

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Matt Bryant is going to have bad days, thankfully over the last decade he has not had many of them for the Atlanta Falcons, it just hurt more yesterday given the season and the week that Atlanta sports fans have had. In hindsight, it was not that big of a deal.