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Jay Gruden was the first coach fired this season and perhaps Dan Quinn should be next. From top to bottom, the Falcons have one of the NFL's most talented, balanced, and endlessly frustrating rosters.

Atlanta underachieved in 2018, but most excused its 7-9 record as the result of major injuries on defense. A 2019 bounce back was a popular preseason prediction.

Now healthy - as healthy as any team can reasonably be after a month of football, at least - the Falcons look as toothless as they have at any time during Quinn's tenure. On Sunday, the Texans marched up and down their home field at will, amassing over 500 yards of total offense. Will Fuller, who entered the contest with 14 receptions for 183 yards and no scores through four weeks, notched 14 catches for 217 yards and three scores against the Falcons in 60 minutes.

At 1-4 and with two of their next three games against NFC powerhouses in the Rams and Seahawks, it's probably too late for the Falcons to save their season. Conventional thinking would have them limping to the end of the season before making carefully considered changes to the coaching staff.

Screw conventional thinking. Dan Quinn was hired to be a defensive specialist, the defense stinks, and so his employment should end now. There are three former NFL head coaches on Altlanta's staff - offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, receivers coach Raheem Morris, and tight ends coach Mike Mularkey. None of them had any sustained success as a head coach, but they can't be worse than Quinn. Give one of them the reins.

 

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Wes Schweitzer vs Aaron Donald...

 

its been fun fellas.. ill always look back to our brotherhood on this board during the SB run in 16. This place was absolutely second to none. 

 

This place just aint been the same since ol slappy left us. RIP brother    

 

Go Falcons, this season is lost

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1 hour ago, A-TowN.- said:

I was hoping Quinn might be able to turn it around, but every week his defense looks worse and worse. 

When the season ends, do everything you can to sign Lincoln Riley as HC. 

Back up that Brinks truck to Riley's place and throw all the money we have to to hire him. Make it happen. Riley or bust. 

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43 minutes ago, Redswingline2 said:

I disagree, the defense is devoid of talent outside of Grady and Debo. They are not good and we are in for a long rebuild.

Defense has talent on it, the scheme is just bad and DQ has stated multiple time we dont adjustments to what other teams are doing against us. We want to dictate how the game is played. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, D.B.N. said:

only produced back-to-back Heisman winning QBs. Might be three in a row with Hurts. NBD. 

He runs an offense that is ill suited to the NFL.  We've tried that road before.  Others have too (looking at you Steve Spurrier).

There is no way hiring Lincoln Riley translates into success for this franchise.  And honestly, I have better things to do with my time than watch a more drawn-out replay of our 2007 season.

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This team is so frustrated that Alex Mack is making bonehead penalties that are very uncharacteristic of him. It is time for Quinn to go and go now period. McCarthy is probably the best candidate available and should definitely be considered before someone else swoops in on him. I know what some will say but Rodgers is who ousted him and the ownership allowed it he is a very solid coach and could probably do wonders with this team. Time for someone proven and quit trying to make some unknown a head coach. We dont have much time before Ryan Julio and a few others are washed up.

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Just now, JDaveG said:

He runs an offense that is ill suited to the NFL.  We've tried that road before.  Others have too (looking at you Steve Spurrier).

There is no way hiring Lincoln Riley translates into success for this franchise.  And honestly, I have better things to do with my time than watch a more drawn-out replay of our 2007 season.

So who would you hire then?

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Just now, D.B.N. said:

So who would you hire then?

Kyle Shanahan, but he's not an option.

I think we need a solid, proven, offensive minded NFL coach, preferably one who runs a proven NFL system that can be tailored to Matt Ryan's strengths.  Nearly all of the hotshot coordinators out there right now who made it to HC runs a variant of the WCO.  Payton.  McVay.  Shanahan.  Etc.  They don't run a 4-wide single back Air Raid offense.  

But really, I'd trade even that for a solid proven NFL coach who can recognize and delegate to good coordinators to accomplish the same thing.

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I posted a couple weeks ago that according to history, the magic number is 10 losses. 

Reeves was 3-10 (didn't want to coach the last 3 games)

Mike Smith was 6-10

Mora was 7-9 (although, after the 5-6 record after Saints loss, reports in the media started saying he was fired, it was just a matter of when ).

With the way we are losing, looking undisciplined, having everyone say how basic and predictable we are, and that Quinn's kryptonite is AFC teams, Quinn will either be gone or stories/rumors will start making their way out during the next four games. I think he's basically done after the Saints game if we get our *** handed to us.

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Just now, JDaveG said:

Kyle Shanahan, but he's not an option.

I think we need a solid, proven, offensive minded NFL coach, preferably one who runs a proven NFL system that can be tailored to Matt Ryan's strengths.  Nearly all of the hotshot coordinators out there right now who made it to HC runs a variant of the WCO.  Payton.  McVay.  Shanahan.  Etc.  They don't run a 4-wide single back Air Raid offense.  

But really, I'd trade even that for a solid proven NFL coach who can recognize and delegate to good coordinators to accomplish the same thing.

Riley will tailor his offense to fit our strengths I'm sure, but either way we need an offensive mind in here badly. No more Defensive head coaches 

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