Atlanta Falcons: Dear Arthur Blank, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
The Atlanta Falcons are 0-4 for the first time under Arthur Blank’s ownership.
All we have heard from Atlanta Falcons players is how much they love playing for head coach Dan Quinn. However, every opportunity they have had to prove how much they respect Quinn as a coach, they come out flat and ill-prepared.
With the pressure mounting and Dan Quinn’s job on the line, the Atlanta Falcons came out flat and disinterested against the Green Bay Packers.
Offensively, they started the game with back-to-back three-and-out drives while the defensive had blown coverage after blown coverage. Had it not been for the fact that the Packers were playing without their top two receivers, the game could have been even worse.
Yes, the Atlanta Falcons have major injury issues. However, that can longer be an excuse or reason to keep Dan Quinn at the helm. No, firing him mid-season will not change anything, but it would at least give fans a sign that owner Arthur Blank admits that a change in direction has to be made if this franchise is going to move forward.
Arthur Blank has never fired an Atlanta Falcons head coach mid-season.
However, no Atlanta Falcons head coach has ever started 0-4 since he purchased the team 20 years ago. Special circumstances dictate that special decisions be made. The 2020 Falcons are built a lot like the 2016 Falcons but are playing like the 1999 Falcons.
To say that this is bizarre, would be an understatement. Sure, the schedule has been very tough would be a very true statement. However, to say that the Atlanta Falcons were the most talented team on the field in the first four games would also be a very true statement.
The difference between being 4-0 and 0-4 is coaching and that all starts with Dan Quinn. These are his coaches and he must be the one to suffer the consequences that come along with making bad hires for the third time in six seasons.
With their coach’s life in their hands, the players showed they don’t care despite the words coming from their mouths. If the guys under his direction don’t care, then why should anyone else in the organization?
Enough is enough already and its time that Arthur Blank end this charade, even if the Falcon isn’t “mathematically eliminated from playoff contention”. The only team in NFL history to make the playoffs after a 0-4 start is the 1992 San Diego Chargers.
The 2020 Atlanta Falcons will not be the second.