Three questions Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn must answer
Atlanta Falcons head coach has to answer for his decision making.
Listening to the radio hosts on the Atlanta Falcons radio network is painful. Not because they aren’t good, because they are all phenomenal at their jobs but because they continue to play the garbage game in order to keep their access to all things Falcons – except Matt Ryan.
I will let you in on a little secret – all questions that you hear local Atlanta radio hosts ask Dan Quinn are sent to the team ahead of time in order to be approved. Yes, the Falcons protect their head coach from having to answer tough questions. I have seen the emails with my own eyes.
It is time for this nonsense to stop.
No one knows exactly what Dan Quinn makes because NFL head coaching salaries are usually kept secret but he makes enough that he should have to answer for the product he puts on the field each and every week.
There are three questions that Dan Quinn should have to answer honestly as all Atlanta Falcons fans deserve to know the thought process behind their misery.
1. When will you stop with the “we are pissed off” nonsense?
This is Dan Quinn’s go-to after every terrible Atlanta Falcons loss. After 82 games at the helm of the franchise, we have heard this response too many times. Does he know how to say anything else? Fans are fed up with this response – all it does is piss us off even more.
Every time he says this, it honestly comes across as he thinks fans are too stupid to understand what we are seeing. He is simply giving us what he thinks we want to hear instead of being truthful. You can only be “pissed off” so much before you simply check out and move on, which is where a lot of longtime faithful Atlanta Falcons fans are at this point.
2. Why are you the right head coach for the Atlanta Falcons?
This is a very simple question that demands an answer. He has shown for most of his tenure here in Atlanta that he isn’t the right guy but what in his head tells him that he is? This answer would give us a little bit of insight into his way of thinking and fans should know this after five full seasons.
During his time in Atlanta, the Falcons have had four defensive coordinators, three offensive coordinators, and numerous position coaches. No matter who he brings in, the Falcons continue to put the same product on the field.
Among his coaching staff, only Chris Morgan, Chad Walker, Jeff Ulbrich, and Doug Mallory have been the only coaches on the staff in some fashion from 2015-2020. Just four coaches among the 25 coaching positions as well as the strength and conditioning staff have been here with him from the start.
Part of being the right head coach is the ability to hire the right assistants and he seems to have major issues doing this.
3. Why should fans believe in you moving forward?
Dan Quinn has led the Atlanta Falcons to a 0-2 record to start 2020, this is something that they have not accomplished since 2007. You remember that atrocity of a year so there is no need to walk down memory lane.
In his five full seasons, the Falcons have made the playoffs just twice, have had losing streaks of six games twice, a five-game losing streak, and are just four games over .500. The guy they fired to hire Dan Quinn, was 20 games over .500, had four playoff appearances, and never had a single six-game losing streak.
Every time Dan Quinn gets in front of a mic and is tossed softball questions, he talks to fans like we are stupid and unable to understand why he is simply not a good head coach. He is a great guy and apparently players like the person but it is clear they don’t respect him as a coach, otherwise they would do simple things like jump on an onside kick to win a game.