Dan Quinn wants fans to help Falcons put pressure on offenses

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Between Vic Beasley’s move to linebacker, the signing of free agents Derrick Shelby and Courtney Upshaw and drafting safety Keanu Neal in the first round, the Falcons haven’t left much doubt about their hopes of putting more teeth into their defense this season.

The desire to up the pressure on opposing offenses doesn’t stop at the sideline either.

Coach Dan Quinn came to the Falcons from the Seahawks, whose home crowd has long prided itself on how uncomfortable they make things on visiting teams by being loud throughout the game. Atlanta doesn’t have the same reputation, but Quinn said recently that he would like to see that change this season.

“I hope that together, as we go together in creating an environment, even at our home stadium that brings our fans and teams together like no other place,” Quinn said, via USA Today. “So loud that when opposing teams have to come there, that false starts are a factor and we’re getting in the quarterback’s head. Together, that’s what we are aiming for.”

There’s little doubt that the Falcons’ chances of making a playoff run would be greatly enhanced if Quinn can put together the kind of aggressive, effective defense that he helped build in Seattle. If he can, the Falcons may open their new stadium in 2017 with a new level of participation from the crowd.

23 responses to “Dan Quinn wants fans to help Falcons put pressure on offenses

  1. Isn’t the Atlanta MO to just pipe in crowd noise over their loudspeakers? Why waste your breath when stadium officials will do it for you? I’m sure Quinn has their number on speed dial…

  2. As head coach of the Falcons Quinn should be a little more self aware than bringing up ‘crowd’ noise.

  3. That is an easy fix, I am sure you still have those illegal speakers that were the cause of your team being fined. Just turn up the volume!

  4. He went from one team that pipes in crowd noise to another. The 12th man is the guy who turns the volume.

  5. I can just see it now, Falcons lose because the crowd didn’t bring their ” A game.”

  6. He went from one team that pipes in crowd noise to another. The 12th man is the guy who turns the volume
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    Nonsense. You may hate Hawks fans but they are crazy at games and the crowd noise is real.

    Try again.

  7. Nonsense. They are the epitome of of the term “bandwagon fans”. They show up for games at the beginning of year but at the end, they can barely give tickets away. As far as making jokes goes, try winning something for a change and maybe we won’t have as many jokes…..

  8. Falcons have no fans, they all grew tired of crappy owner firing coaches and keeping reject driftwood front office personnel and GMs around. Poorly ran organization that people of Atlanta no longer care about. Quinn is a unqualified coach.

  9. Nonsense. You may hate Hawks fans but they are crazy at games and the crowd noise is real.

    Try again.

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    The stadium was designed to majorly enhance crowd noise. While Seahawks fans may be energetic a great deal of why the 12th man is so effective there is the way the stadium was designed.

  10. Nice to see you want to put some teeth in your defense, Quinn…Too bad they’ll be on the field 40-45 minutes as long as you have Shanahan and Matty Ice in charge of your pedestrian offense.

  11. justsayin70 says:
    Jul 10, 2016 8:25 PM
    “home crowd has long prided itself”

    I didn’t realize that 5 years was “long”.
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    Where you been son, they have been the loudest for over 30 years

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