The Atlanta Falcons have a culture problem.
The Atlanta Falcons just lost this game in the most inexcusable way possible. If this isn’t a sign for Arthur Blank to make some changes, then I don’t know what it.
To those Atlanta Falcons players that played well, this writer would like to send his condolences for being a part of this tragedy that was this game. Matt Ryan, it wasn’t your fault. Russell Gage and Hayden Hurst, you did what you had to do. Foyesade Oluokun you made some great plays on defense last weekend.
Now on to the problem.
The pass defense was atrocious in the biggest way. Dak Prescott had 350 yards passing. While he only threw for one touchdown, allowing a quarterback to throw for this many yards knowing they more than likely will have to pass the ball to get back in this game is unacceptable.
Some might have thought the Atlanta Falcons would be more aggressive on fourth down and go for it instead of kicking field goals but nope. ”Mr.Conservative” Dan Quinn is at it again. You have a high powered offense but you choose to go for field goals instead of taking it to a defense that was missing several starters and one that you pretty much had your way with the entire game.
Then there’s the onside kick by the Cowboys. This wasn’t a case where the Cowboys got a lucky bounce. The Falcons special teams literally WATCHED THE BALL until a member of the Cowboys jumped on it. Once again everybody and their mother knew what was coming but it still happened.
This all comes down to preparation and accountability and it’s seems as if this Falcons are lacking in both. Dan Quinn can only beat a dead horse so much with his ”we are committed to turning things around” rhetoric.
It’s getting old….as a matter of fact, it’s been old.
It’s time for a culture change in Atlanta. That means getting rid of the coaching staff and front office. It shouldn’t be acceptable for someone to keep their job and receiving chance after chance when they’ve shown they’re not capable of doing their job…and yes I’m talking about Dan Quinn and whoever else can’t seem to prepare this team the right way.
New England doesn’t have these problems. You don’t have the question these kinds of things in Pittsburgh. If the Falcons want to be great they need to correct their culture immediately or else they will continue to underachieve like they have for the past five seasons.