They started 5-0. They’re now destined to fall under .500 for the first time this year.
Trailing 21-0 in Charlotte, the Falcons soon will be 1-7 over the last eight games, barring an unexpected (and unlikely) turnaround. And it raises plenty of questions about the future of the team.
Could the front office be gutted? Could coach Dan Quinn be fired after only one year on the job?
The latter seems unlikely, but consider this tweet from D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Scribes are discussing if Falcons rookie head coach Dan Quinn has lost the team. They were not prepared for this game.”
The team already has lost its official Twitter account, apparently. After the Falcons finally forced Carolina off the field, this message went out: “The Falcons force a punt here, so we now have that going for us.”
That’s all the Falcons have going for them right now. Which means plenty of employees could be going, soon.