Falcons start looking at future as losing season nears an end

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The Falcons guaranteed themselves a losing season on Sunday as they fell to 4-9 in Green Bay, but the usual result came with some different members in the cast.

Ty Sambrailo started at right tackle in place of Ryan Schraeder while rookie defensive back Isaiah Oliver and running back Brian Hill saw more playing time than they had in past weeks. Head coach Dan Quinn said those moves were “definitely by design” and that he told the team that they have to embrace change given how things have played out.

“You’ve got to make changes that are consistent and playing better,” Quinn said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Whether if its turnovers or our style. All of that contributes to not scoring or allowing points to go. That’s what I told the team today.”

Falcons owner Arthur Blank has said that the changes the team will embrace this offseason will not include moves with Quinn or General Manager Thomas Dimitroff, but more losses won’t do much to stop people from wondering if Blank will change his mind.

17 responses to “Falcons start looking at future as losing season nears an end

  1. How much longer will they hold onto Sarkisian, a guy that’d NEVER called a play in the NFL before joining the Falcons?

    Who’s bright idea was it to hire Sarkisian anyhow?

    Is Quinn willing to go down with Steve?

    Was it really Shanahan that made that team click and not Quinn?

    Enquiring minds want to know!

  2. Quinn and dmitroff need to go. They are the most disappointing team in the league this year maybe next to the packers. Ryan has been good not great and that defense is a laugh.

  3. Quinn was a nice assistant but when will teams learn the ‘Seattle magic’ is due to one coach on that staff and the assistants are along for the ride. Pete Carroll is one of the only coaches on the list of top 3 NCAA coaches and top 3 NFL coaches.

  4. Reality is Falcons blew their one chance in the Superbowl vs NE. They probably wont get back there with Matt Ryan as their QB. Especially with these young QBs running high powered offenses just as potent as the Falcons that year if not more. At least you guys have the Braves?

  5. Reality is Falcons blew their one chance in the Superbowl vs NE. They probably wont get back there with Matt Ryan as their QB. Especially with these young QBs running high powered offenses just as potent as the Falcons that year if not more. At least you guys have the Braves?

  6. SWFLPC.INC says:
    December 9, 2018 at 10:40 pm
    The Patriots broke these guys and they have never recovered
    ————————
    Would that be the Falcons or the Packers?
    Pack won today. Still out of playoffs.

  7. We had our SB trophy and handed it back through a litany of madcap mistakes in the 4th quarter. I wouldn’t have been too upset if Blank had fired Quinn the next day and just started over right then. To ride faithfully with a bad franchise for 45 years and then see them give away a championship they could have secured with 2 short runs up the middle and an easy kick is…well…something no fan should have to go through. They need fresh blood and that starts with the coach and gm.

  8. The problem is that the Falcons have no running game. The guys they have, suck, and are wildly inconsistent and full of their own self-worth.
    The Falcons need a RB like McCaffrey.
    Ryan is not to blame. It’s hard to win with a one dimensional offense.

  9. It’s not just a losing season. The Falcons were picked by many, in preseason, to win the Super Bowl. I recall listening to an NFL radio broadcast in August and hearing Boomer Esiason braying about how unstoppable Julio Jones was, and predicting an Atlanta “home Super Bowl” victory. How quickly we forget … and I won’t have to hear the words “Matty Ice” during the postseason!

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