The Atlanta Falcons are going to have to make a coaching change soon.
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has never fired a coach in season and his reasoning is understandable. If a team is bad enough, then no change in season is going to change that. Not many teams in NFL history have ever made the playoffs after a 0-3 start and no teams have ever won the Super Bowl after starting 0-3.
However, despite the mounting odds, this Atlanta Falcons team is good enough to accomplish both of those things – we have seen it in spurts over the last three weeks.
Coming into 2020, the Falcons locker room knew they were playing for Dan Quinn’s job, no seat was hotter. Instead of coming out swinging for the fences, they have laid eggs and done so in embarrassing fashion.
Instead of doing their talking on the field and on the scoreboard, they are saving their “we love our coach” speeches for the post-game talk and for the media. Each and every player should be absolutely embarrassed by this. Each man needs to look in the mirror and decide whether or not they can hack in the NFL.
After 32 career games, it is plain as day that Isaiah Oliver has no place in the NFL. Maybe the CFL or XFL but he isn’t an NFL corner. While he is a small part of a larger problem, he is one of those that has to look in the mirror and realize this line of work isn’t for him.
Two Atlanta Falcons coaches have to go immediately.
Another person that has to look at themselves in the mirror and realize this game isn’t for them is Dirk Koetter. His game plan from start to finish has been trash and shows no signs of getting better. In the fourth quarter when the Atlanta Falcons defense needed the offense to sustain a drive and eat clock, he came out throwing.
Todd Gurley and Brian Hill average six yards a carry today against the Bears and instead of running the ball to eat clock and secure their first win, Koetter had Matt Ryan throwing the damn ball all over the field.
No one cares that balls were dropped or that Matt over/under threw passes, they should never have thrown the ball, to begin with when they had two backs capable of sustaining a four-minute drive to end the game.
Arthur Blank needs to start this week off by relieving Dan Quinn and Dirk Koetter of their duties and breathing fresh air into the stale Atlanta Falcons locker room.