The Atlanta Falcons talk too much
Atlanta Falcons players talk too much.
Since Dan Quinn’s arrival in 2015, the Atlanta Falcons have done nothing but talk and quite honestly, we are all tired of it. One lesson an athlete learns very early in life – if you are going to talk the talk you better be able to walk the walk.
The Falcons are doing a lot of talking while riding around in a medical mobility scooter at this point and it’s embarrassing.
After their second straight atrocious loss Sunday, apparently, they did even more talking in the locker room. Atlanta Falcons in house reporter, Kelsey Conway, tweeted out that “Dante Fowler says the reason he spoke up after the game is to show the players have Dan Quinn’s back.”
If this roster of players really wanted to have Dan Quinn’s back, they would not be sitting at 0-3 on the season with a trip to Green Bay up next. Facing off against a red hot Aaron Rodgers is not how you get back in the win column.
Same Atlanta Falcons just a different year.
If these players that put on an Atlanta Falcons uniform every day for practice really cared about their head coach, they would not have become the first team in NFL history to blow two-touchdown leads in the fourth quarter in back to back weeks.
We saw this same garbage last season when future Hall of Fame wide receiver Julio Jones stood up to the team, in front of Arthur Blank, and begged them to save Dan Quinn’s job. Sure, they went out and won six of their eight games, but nothing has actually changed.
Someone can be a really great person and be really bad at their job. Being a good person doesn’t automatically mean that you are good at everything you do, those two characteristics don’t have to go hand in hand.
While Atlanta Falcons fans are (rightfully) upset about the direction of this franchise, they don’t dislike Dan Quinn the person, they just don’t want him as their football coach anymore. No, none of us are in the locker room or on the field with him but the guys that do more talking than they do playing and that tells us everything we need to know about their true feelings.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank didn’t become a billionaire because he kept really nice people on his payroll. He became a billionaire by being an astute businessman who wasn’t afraid to fire people who were terrible at their jobs.
He seems to have gotten soft over the last 20 years.