Can Dan Quinn Have the Falcons to the Super Bowl next season following a 7-9 Ending in 2018?
Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn isn’t oblivious to the reality in front of him: 2019 is just a make-or-break year old.
Coming so close just teased owner Arthur Blank, that wants to have more than just an MLS championship banner to hang in his 1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium. And the last thing Blank wants to visit ring from the new year can be just really a team like the rival New Orleans Saints walking away with a championship in his home turf.
Blank yearns for a Lombardi trophy and won’t endure mediocrity. That is why change was inevitable after the Falcons’ 7 9 ending, since Quinn parted ways with offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong. Quinn put more of the load by himself by announcing aims to serve as defensive coordinator, a role he thrived in while coaching for its Seattle Seahawks at 2013 and 2014. Skeptics will wonder whilst imagining that that the defensive playcalling, if Quinn can succeed with game management as a head coach, but he will need to locate a way.
The subject may not be”Super Bowl or bust,” but if Quinn cannot in the least direct the talented Falcons straight back to the playoffs the next season, he could find himself at exactly the exact same spot Sarkisian, Manuel and Armstrong come at today. As you NFL executive noticed on Monday, there will be”no body else to point the finger in” however himself.
“He is fired coordinators, defensive line coaches and proceeded trainers to additional spots,” the executive said. “What is your next move? There isn’t another move to be manufactured. He’s put his chips all at the midst of the table.”
Actually, the next move Quinn has to produce is bringing in an offensive coordinator with the capacity of bettering a high-powered offense featuring Matt Ryan and Julio Jones to the level Sarkisian couldn’t take it in 2 seasons.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported an interview and strong possibility of a Quinn reunion with former Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell — yes, the same guy who obtained major criticism for never running Marshawn Lynch at a superbowl loss. But Bevell also had great offensive success in Seattle and won Super Bowl along with Quinn, but Russell Wilson can be really a different-style quarterback than Ryan, and the Seahawks’ running game is far more feared than the current Falcons.
Quinn co ordinated the top-ranked defense if he had been at Seattle. Whether they could mirror that revealing in Atlanta remains unknown, but he’s got to start with getting his defensive linemen to place extra pressure on quarterbacks and start to become stout against the series. Quinn made his name as a defensive line guru, so he knows he needs more from the guys up front.
Plus, celebrity linebacker Deion Jones returned to full form at the end of this year after foot operation. Now the team will have to incorporate more ability up front, either at no cost or via the draft, or even receive better performances from guys like defensive endings Vic Beasley Jr.. Quinn needs general director Thomas Dimitroff and the ability scouts to reach home runs as opposed to bloop singles.
Next season’s program won’t make the task any easier for Atlanta.
Whatever challenge, an individual could bet Quinn will have an optimistic and confident way in to’1-9. His players have not seen him any way, even through the dark days.
“The proof is in the pudding: no body would question DQ’s leadership,” tight-end Austin Hooper explained. “The message he addresses every single day consistently concerns that which we’ve got to do to have success. Whenever you start losing, people start studying that. At the end of the afternoon, DQ has led us to amazing victories before. We’ve got the most confidence in him for the future.”