In a move typically reserved for the more dysfunctional franchises in the NFL, the Atlanta Falcons have hired a offensive coordinator before hiring a head coach. But the Falcons are doing it only because they can’t hire the head coach they’ll be hiring for two more weeks.
Per multiple reports, former Browns, Washington, and Texans offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will become the offensive coordinator in Atlanta. And it’s being interpreted as further proof that Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will become the next coach of the Falcons.
Quinn will interview a second time for the job as soon as Monday. But it’s apparently a formality at this point; in two weeks or so, Quinn will be the team’s next head coach.
Shanahan is a joystick coach, who wants his quarterback to run the offense in a precise, specific way. Quarterback Matt Ryan, 10-22 the past two years, presumably will be willing to learn Shanahan’s offense and implement it the way Shanahan wants it to be implemented.