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The Collapse of the Atlanta Falcons- Why The Falcons Culture is BROKEN


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Is Blank quickly becoming the worst owner in the league by letting things slide this far? DQ shoulda been gone after 1-7 last year AT THE LATEST. Now each day that goes by, every game that the Falcons set another record for ineptitude is another indictment on Blanks decisions.

The ship has sunk and Blank doesn't even realise that everyone is swimming yet

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LOL, did peeps even watch this video?  Some of the takes in here have nothing to do with the video....which basically ridicules Quinn and his vanilla scheme and the player’s lack of confidence in his leadership.. 

What’s broken is the HC. Different circumstances in 2007, but once Mike Smith was brought in the very next year everything got pointed in the right direction and all these hot take threads blaming the owner went away.

Upgrade over DQ and the ‘culture’ will magically change. 

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Biggest culprits in order:

  1. Dimi - couldn't replace Reeves and McKay's players
  2. Quinn - defense would get beat by an NCAA team
  3. Blank - his meddling in the 2010s didn't help at all
  4. Ryan - did a dam good job with what they gave him
  5. McKay - had little to do with the mess we're in now
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It is funny how all this is coming to a head.  I have been ranting about our 2nd half and 4th quarter collapses for years... and fans would drum up some obscure stats and tell me I was not a "real" fan and an idiot... now I can honestly say after AB did not $hitcan TD and DQ after the end of last season,  I have lost all respect.  That is after remaining a fan, after two extremely humiliating superbowl performances.  Throw in all the lost games where we self destructed... years and years of losing.  Years and years of struggling with cap space.... years and years of picking up players coming off injuries. To come here and get injured again and get paid to sit on a bench.  Eating away cap.

Being told how the genius of Dan Quinn is going to lead us to victory when Dan Quinn has proven he is no strategist among coaches.

Now I watch the Ravens with my friends from Baltimore while keeping a sideglance to see how bad the Falcons will screw up their next game.  Am I still a fan... yes.  A jaded fan.  I think ATL at this point in time stands for "All Time Losers"...  they wear it on the new uni's like a scarlet "A".  I think it is going to take a long long time for this team  to become a contender under AB, RM, TD, DQ, and with a heavy heart MR.

The NFC south is shaping up to be like when we were in the NFC west.... the easy games of the NFC South are slipping away.  I always said the road to the superbowl was dominating the NFC south.  Its half the battle.  If we cannot dominate our division we have to pray for a creampuff schedule.  Like that is going to happen? I do not see this happening anytime soon.  But hey,  I can still hope for a miracle... but last year showed that even though a miracle can happen it too can have disastrous results.  Hence we go into week 4 with DQ and a 3-0 season.  We go into week 4 with an uninspiring DQ and a team that is still struggling with figuring out how to win.

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46 minutes ago, FalconFanSince1970 said:

Biggest culprits in order:

  1. Dimi - couldn't replace Reeves and McKay's players
  2. Quinn - defense would get beat by an NCAA team
  3. Blank - his meddling in the 2010s didn't help at all
  4. Ryan - did a dam good job with what they gave him
  5. McKay - had little to do with the mess we're in now

Exactly 

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3 hours ago, Vandy said:

LOL, did peeps even watch the video?  Some of the takes in here have nothing to do with the video....which basically ridicules Quinn and his vanilla scheme and the player’s lack of confidence in his leadership.. 

What’s broken is the HC. Different circumstances in 2007, but once Mike Smith was brought in the very next year everything got pointed in the right direction and all these hot take threads blaming the owner went away.

Upgrade over DQ and the ‘culture’ will magically change. 

This.

People come in here spouting off without even talking about the video.

New HC and we can very well be a 10 win team as a FLOOR.

DQ’s defense keeps costing us.

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Didn't watch the video...no intention to.

As frustrating as it is it.....we are only on game 4.

And as I have point out in another thread...this team is incredibly streaky.

This team will go on a run....but the question will be will it be too late to mean anything when they do.

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I have said it all along blowing the lead like they did in the Super Bowl will be in each players head every time things start going bad. Ya can't recover from it unless you have had success before. We all know the Falcons past does not build confidence. So until Quinn and his buddies are gone so are the Falcons at ever having a chance.

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10 hours ago, FalconBlood23 said:

 

 

Painful to watch but true.....the culture of this team has to change and that starts up top. The fans don't deserve to be embarrassed week after week. He's right, ever since the superbowl the falcons haven't recovered.  Time to turn the tide by changing the culture.  

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Losing the Super Bowl the way he did, Dan Quinn deserved to be fired.  But, Blank wanted to establish stability in the face of calamity.  So, he kept Quinn.  After a somewhat lousy season in 2019, Blank should have pulled the trigger.

Now, the entire league, every ex-football player with a voice, every talking head and every single Falcons fan knows that Dan Quinn is a moron and should be fired.  When that many people KNOW that DQ needs to be fired, the owner is too late.....better said:  asleep at the wheel. 

This organization has some serious problems.  Clearly, McKay, Dimitroff and Blank are stuck in a bubble of fantasy.  They are the classic echo chamber and only hear what they want.  They have managed to waste the best years of arguably the best players in Falcons history (Sanders was number one).  

Dan Quinn is a moron that has managed to hoodwink the top brass.  That is an indictment against Quinn, as well as TD, McKay and Blank.  Shame on them all.  

A new coach is needed, but one that is actually intelligent, experienced and strong enough to transition this team.  There will need to be a gradual clearing out of the present guard.  And that means that we will not enjoy the peak years of Jarrett, Deion Jones and certainly not Ryan or Julio.  

I have come to terms with the wastage of Julio and Ryan's peaks, but it will be difficult to watch Jarrett and D Jones pour out their hearts on the field and not be sufficiently rewarded.  Both of them deserve better.  

Shame on Blank for listening to the likes of Rich McKay.  Shame on Dimitroff for being a yes man.  And shame on all three for propping up this lamebrain of a head coach.  

I will continue to watch this team from the corner of my eye.  To tell you the truth my heart will not be in it.  To tell you the truth, I hope they lose every game going forward.  Does that make me a "fair weather fan" or a "turncoat"?  You decide.  I don't mind the insults. 

I want the first pick in this next draft and a I want to rebuild with a new corner stone QB.  I know that our needs are on defense, but let's face it, this is a rebuild.  And I hope that Blank will clean house and finally find a GM and HC with serious intentions and abundant intelligence.  

After almost 40 years of following this team, I feel that I deserve at least that.  

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A losing culture is one where the team is constantly bad year after year, no matter who gets fired. Cleveland and Detroit come to mind. I think Atlanta used to be that with Smith family, but things have improved under Blank. DQ does need to be gone, had his chance. There is talent on the roster so I'm not as against Dimitroff as much as some on here. McKay works away from the football side of things is my understanding. I blamed him for the poor drafting in mid 2000's but he worked on the new stadium planning and application etc. NFL really is Not For Long so a new coach and we'll see. I don't think it needs a teardown, Ryan is older but has years left yet and Julio may be getting there but Ridley is showing his worth.

It's time for change but I'm thinking evolution, not revolution.

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13 minutes ago, BlazerSlayer said:

A losing culture is one where the team is constantly bad year after year, no matter who gets fired. Cleveland and Detroit come to mind. I think Atlanta used to be that with Smith family, but things have improved under Blank. DQ does need to be gone, had his chance. There is talent on the roster so I'm not as against Dimitroff as much as some on here. McKay works away from the football side of things is my understanding. I blamed him for the poor drafting in mid 2000's but he worked on the new stadium planning and application etc. NFL really is Not For Long so a new coach and we'll see. I don't think it needs a teardown, Ryan is older but has years left yet and Julio may be getting there but Ridley is showing his worth.

It's time for change but I'm thinking evolution, not revolution.

Perhaps, but an evolution might bring a playoff run or two, but I don't see a championship.  Sure, burning it all down is not the answer, but moving away from McKay (who is said to have talked Blank into keeping Quinn this season) and TD (who is a good GM but too much of a yes man) is probably the best thing to do for the long haul. 

If Blank is to see a championship in his lifetime, he needs to open his eyes and begin the 3-season re-build right now.  

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