The Atlanta Falcons The team announced Sunday night that it has fired head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. President and CEO Rich McKay will be in charge of football operations. The team has not made a decision on who will serve as interim head coach, According to Tom Belicero of NFL Media. They use two former NFL head coaches: Rahim Morris and Dirk Goeter; They were both with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Owner Arthur blank He explained why he had decided to remove Quinn and Dimitrof:
“Results like this have been very difficult, but the previous two seasons have been very difficult for me to begin with because of the deep love, appreciation and respect I and my family have for Dan, Thomas and their families. Over the years, they have helped me, our team, organization and class in Atlanta, Dedicated and represented by all the interests you want in team leaders.But everyone knows, this is a decision business and I owe our fans the product we can on the field. Therefore, we will establish new training and staff leadership at the appropriate time for the Atlanta Falcons.
“In 2019 we had the opportunity to show that our finish can continue and build on that momentum, but it’s not clear. Overall, the last 3 seasons have eroded the commitment I had to Atlanta and our fans. , I will continue to provide every resource for that. “
The day before, Jason La Canpora of CBS Sports Plain Quinn announced the shooter Except for the last-minute change of heart. Quinn Rule 23-16 seems to have been sealed at a loss Carolina Panthers This sent the Falcons to a 0-5 record. He is the second head coach to be sacked this season following the sacking of Bill O’Brien last week.
Quinn was hired in February 2015 by owner Arthur Planck. Since then, he has compiled a 43-41 regular season record and a 3-2 playoff record. The Falcons have been around for more than a year now. The team started 2019 with a 1-7 lead, including four straight games to save the coach’s job, and six defeats before winning six of the remaining eight games.
Dimitrov, his father Tom is a longtime NFL scout who has served in this role for more than 12 seasons. Prior to serving in Atlanta, he was Director of College Scouting with New England Patriots and previously Scouting with Kansas City leaders, the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns. Dimitroff worked with two coaches, Mike Smith and Quinn, and set a record of 113-89, including playoffs at the time. His time was marked by six trips to the NFL Playoffs and three NFC South Championships.
Quarterback Matt Ryan Following the team’s game and Sunday’s loss, Quinn was asked about his potential impact as head coach:
“I think we as players need to play better. His message was sent. Our play is not. That’s what we need to focus on. I want to play better than I played today. Said, Via a video from Kelly Price of Fox Sports, About the idea that Atlanta could go from its head coach.
“I think Dan is nothing more than a great head coach since he came here. We have not done a good job as a team and players. It’s a tough business, but we all love and respect what Dan is doing for this team. We need to find a way to make the players better. . “
Atlanta’s inability to close games was an issue prior to the team’s Super Bowl loss New England Patriots After opening the game with a 28-3 advantage. However, the problems persisted As written by Jared Dupin of CBS Sports. The Falcons took the lead 29-10 Dallas Cowboys And a 26-10 lead Chicago Bears Before losing both games this season.