The Atlanta Falcons were supposed to build off their 6-2 finish from 2019.
Instead, we saw the exact same Atlanta Falcons that we saw to start 2018 and 2019. A team that looked ill-prepared and at various points disinterested in the game. The 2020 version of the Falcons were supposed to be vastly improved, yet they gave up even more points to Seattle Seahawks than they did a year ago.
While the talk of firing Dan Quinn is premature, any fan, player, and front office employee have to understand why “Dan Quinn” was trending in Atlanta on Twitter Sunday night. We are tired of buying into this team as a legit contender only to have the wool pulled over our eyes and the rug be pulled out from under us.
Most working adults have had that one boss/manager that they would run through a brick wall for and that is allegedly how the Atlanta Falcons roster feels about Dan Quinn. However, they actually have to show that on the field and stop talking about it in the locker room and to the media.
Atlanta Falcons players have to start playing for their coach instead of talking about him.
They are well beyond the point of talking the talk and instead need to be backing those words up on the field. At this point, anything a player says about Dan Quinn should be chalked up to a standup comedy routine because it’s comical at this point.
The offense put up nearly 500 yards of offense Sunday afternoon – miss me with the “garbage time” nonsense, though, more on that in a later article. The defense was terrible, again. For a defensive coach who is on his third defensive staff in six years only forcing the Seahawks into (2) three-and-outs yesterday is atrocious.
Coaches love to claim that they make the biggest improvement from week one to week two and with the Dallas Cowboys up next, changes to the defense have to come quickly. If the Atlanta Falcons start 0-3, Dan Quinn may not make it out of September.