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So Quinn is going to be both HC & DC?

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"Today the Falcons announced that they are parting ways with offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong.

I spoke with coach Dan Quinn on Monday and, as you’d expect, he said the three moves were “difficult decisions,” noting that all three men are “excellent coaches” and that he has a ton of respect for each of them on a personal level as well.

The deciding factor to move on all three coordinators, however, boiled down to the fact that the vision Quinn has for this team, specifically in its style of play, wasn’t there on a consistent basis.

“We know we have a group of players here we are excited about and in order for us to consistently play true to our identity in all three phases we thought we needed some changes,” Quinn said.

One of those changes will involve Quinn himself, who will assume the role of defensive coordinator moving forward."

https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/tabeek-falcons-are-making-coaching-changes-and-here-s-why

I like that he's placing his money where his mouth is, but am a bit 
concerned that having his head wrapped up so much in play-calling on D could lead to him not being able to focus on the things he needs to which have been the major knock on him thus far as a HC... like clock management, overriding bad calls from the OC, etc.

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Nah this is good, I'm sure we all remember the 2016 defense being an unmitigated disaster, then quietly taking off and being good at times once Quinn quietly started calling plays.

Defense is why he was hired, so he might as well do it a full season and make it work again like 2016 or else.

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Just now, Yngwie Malmsteen said:

Exactly my thoughts.

I know a lot on here don't like Quinn, but I do.

 

It will be interesting to see what his next move is. I am hoping that he already has a good OC in mind.

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Yolo. I appreciate him having the balls. He clearly has a vision and is committed to it. Our 2016 playoff run was the best D we’ve had in a long time and it was when he was playcalling. We almost won the whole thing when he was doing both jobs. Why not try it for a whole season? He’s putting it all on the line and I respect that. Next year is boom or bust. 

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2 minutes ago, Geneaut said:

It will be interesting to see what his next move is. I am hoping that he already has a good OC in mind.

Rappaport is saying Kubiak would be a strong candidate for the job. As if we all didn't already know that

but I'd try to do hand stands if that were to happen

 

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1 minute ago, k-train said:

I guess exactly a year from now we'll know how accurate that statement is or isn't

Atlanta Falcons.  Rebuilding since 1966...

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2 minutes ago, papachaz said:

Rappaport is saying Kubiak would be a strong candidate for the job. As if we all didn't already know that

but I'd try to do hand stands if that were to happen

 

I still have trouble believing Kubiak would come here, but maybe the game is calling him back from the front office and he feels his health is good. He'd probably have free reign here from Quinn so it is a good spot for him.

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Yep this is what I want. DQ take over at DC, and bring in a guy like Kubiak to be the OC on the sidelines and help DQ a bit with gameday responsibilities. 

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I love it... This is what he do..... What this also means he must hire a guy as the OC who can completly run the Offense like Shanny.

 

To me thats Kubiak and Gase.... I feel like everythig point to Gary Kubiak...... Runs a similar scheme to Shanny, .. Knapp (our now QB Coach) was the QB Coach under Kubiak in houston

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Just now, Geneaut said:

I still have trouble believing Kubiak would come here, but maybe the game is calling him back from the front office and he feels his health is good. He'd probably have free reign here from Quinn so it is a good spot for him.

And it's basically his system the offense has been running since Kyle got here with the offensive pieces already in place with an established QB.

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2 minutes ago, Geneaut said:

I still have trouble believing Kubiak would come here, but maybe the game is calling him back from the front office and he feels his health is good. He'd probably have free reign here from Quinn so it is a good spot for him.

I think that's the only reason he would come here, it would be a good fit. The basics of his scheme already established, top players and a head coach that would let him alone. I bet HE would know where he was on the field and run the ball three times and then kick the field goal to win on the biggest stage.....

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9 minutes ago, Ergo Proxy said:

Just hire a specialist on situational calls so it’s not as impulsive “I believe in my guys” timeouts or decisions when situational football is on the line.

I've been saying this for a while.  DQ needs a game-day coach that helps him make the smart decision based upon game situation.

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This is exactly what I mentioned in several threads I hoped would happen if Quinn stayed around. Just as Fisher personally runs the offense in LAR, Quinn should run the defense in ATL. He is only here to make the defense work. Time to put up or shut up.  Just the way it should be. 

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14 minutes ago, Geneaut said:

Betting on himself. Got to admire a man willing to do that on the biggest stage.

Dude if DQ pulls this off, he will have the biggest ballz of all time. WOW

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