The Atlanta Falcons are spinning around in circles at the moment.
Is the Atlanta Falcons franchise going insane? We have all heard the definition of insanity – doing things the same way but expecting different results. And that’s exactly what the Atlanta Falcons are doing. Which begs the question, are they insane?
The Falcons went 7-9 two seasons ago and that led to rather fruitless change because, you guessed it, they went 7-9 a year later almost in the exact same way. They were 1-4 at some point in each campaign, finished strong to close the year and Dan Quinn kept his job.
The Atlanta Falcons are 0-3 right now and the way things look now, their only winnable game over the next two looks to be against Carolina. Are we saying the Falcons may go 1-4 to start the season for the third year in a row?
This lack of success falls on Arthur Blank and Thomas Dimitroff as much as it does Quinn and his staff and as much as it does on the players. You really have to wonder, what is Arthur Blank’s goal here? What is he hoping to see or what does he want to see that would and could change his mind?
Depth has always been an issue for the Atlanta Falcons under general Thomas Dimitroff.
And then you look at Thomas Dimitroff. Depth on this team has been an issue for years now. The Atlanta Falcons are a very top-heavy team. Without Julio yesterday, Calvin Ridley balled as he has been doing all season but after that, you had a bunch of guys who just haven’t had to or aren’t used to making plays in big moments.
That cost Atlanta on their final drive against the Bears as there was no other legitimate option. Who’s in charge of drafting and talent acquisition? Mr. Dimitroff
But Blank and Dimitroff, and heck, even Rich McKay, continue to sit idly by and watch the Falcons collapse game after game, week after week. What are the conversations in the front office? Herm Edwards told us nearly 20 years ago, “you play to win the game.”
Well, the Falcons are doing the opposite of that. At the very least, they don’t even look interested in competing.
Does this staff really think they’re going to get different results when they continue to roll out the same team, with the same coaching staff that has had one season where they actually got the job done? And even then, they had a historical collapse.
This begs the question and the answer, maybe Arthur Blank and Co. are actually going insane. And if Blank doesn’t care to win, then maybe he should actually sell the team.