Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank continues to have egg on his face.
Coming into the 2019 Atlanta Falcons season, he made the declaration that if the team did not perform better than they did in 2018 that jobs would be lost. As we know, he chickened out and instead brought everyone back because the players really liked their head coach.
The groans then were loud but now they have turned into screams. The Falcons have started 0-2 for the first time since 2007 and they have the most embarrassing regular-season loss in addition to the most embarrassing loss in football history.
To make matters worse, Arthur Blank went on Sirius XM radio Monday morning and completely contradicted what his head coach said Sunday after the game.
"And clearly on the last play of the game yesterday our players, you know, didn’t do what they, you know, either what they were instructed to do and they didn’t understand it, or, it’s clear, though, they didn’t, in my view, they didn’t clearly understand what the rules were and exactly what they had to do. I think that’s demonstrated when you watch the video of it.”"
For those that didn’t see (or hear) what Dan Quinn stated Sunday post-game, he said the players absolutely know what to do in that situation.
"So, the front line, generally on an onside kick, they’re looking to get a block first and the high hop goes to the next player. When that instance happens and it’s not one that’s a high hopper, then you just transfer in and you go to your ball, but you’re looking at your assignment first of who you have to go block — certainly the ball and then your assignment. They definitely know the rule.”"
Blank can continue to make excuses for Dan Quinn and his coaching staff but it just makes him look worse than he already does.
Yes, there is a lot of football left to be played, but after six years of Dan Quinn, we all know that things are not going to get any better. Quinn has had three complete overhauls of his staff and yet these issues of preparation, play-calling, and execution still exist.
Until Arthur Blank realizes that Dan Quinn is the problem, nothing is going to change for the Atlanta Falcons.