Falcons fire Dan Quinn, Thomas Dimitroff

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The 0-5 Falcons are cleaning house.

General Manager Thomas Dimitroff and Head Coach Dan Quinn have both been fired, the Falcons announced on Sunday night.

The move is no surprise, as Dimitroff and Quinn were both on the hot seat heading into the season, and the Falcons are winless. They were probably going to need to make the playoffs to save their jobs, and it looks like they’re going to be far outside the playoffs.

Now the Falcons will begin a rebuilding project that figures to be a massive undertaking, especially considering that the Falcons are in poor cap shape in 2021.

Quinn and Dimitroff got the Falcons to a Super Bowl, but the NFL is a “What have you done for me lately?” business, and Quinn and Dimitroff haven’t won much lately. Now they’re both done in Atlanta.

58 responses to “Falcons fire Dan Quinn, Thomas Dimitroff

  1. Remember when Arthur Blank was prematurely dancing in the SB?

    Karma is long and slow sometimes

  2. Hate seeing this. Two class guys. I bet the guys they hire to replace them aren’t going to be an improvement.

  3. So does Gase go this week too?
    I hope not, the Patriots still play them twice:)

  4. Should have been fired after Super Bowl 51. Thanks Dan Quinn and Kyle Shannahan for the biggest meltdown in sports history.

  5. Wow they really never recovered from 28-3. Unfortunate it took Blank three plus years after the disappointing follow-up season to realize they would have to start fresh and change the culture after that debacle. Kind of hilarious the 39 year-old QB who beat them that day is now at the helm of the team leading their own division, 43 years old and still playing at a high level.

  6. Bummer. I’m going to miss watching the their dumpster fire. Hopefully they hire Bill O’Brien.

  7. Dimitrioff did everything the opposite of BB, which tells me Blank was really the guy overseeing things and wanting starpower, jerseys sold and fannies in the seats.

    The soccer team sells out, while the Falcons do not. Truth.

    Not once was a player dealt for picks, they overpaid everyone and waited to pay, etc.

    BB actually told him to use the Jones pick as a way to accumulate picks and build slow. Dimitrioff refused the advice.

    Everywhere you turned, he did the opposite. Les Snead is next with the Rams. Just horrible teambuilds and salary allocation. The stuff just snowballs and snowballs.

  8. Well the Falcant’s hung on a little too long to a man who had a lucky season a few years back.

    Despite being a defensive coordinator, his defenses were nothing to talk about.

  9. wish i’d been able to see super bowl 51 but the cable went out after someone drove into a phone pole near our house. thanks comcast for restoring the cable right after the game ended.

  10. “utedat says: October 11, 2020 at 10:12 pm: Bummer. I’m going to miss watching the their dumpster fire. Hopefully they hire Bill O’Brien.”

    Oh God no! Poor Falcon fans with be jumping off skyscrapers after BOB is done with the team.

  11. Bummer. I’m going to miss watching the their dumpster fire. Hopefully they hire Bill O’Brien.

    After the mess he left in Houston? As a Bucs fan I’d be all for this.

  12. both Matt Ryan and Julio Jones have ridiculous contracts. Whoever takes over this dumpster fire will have to deal with both.

  13. and they are paying an over the hill WR with perpetually pulled hamstrings that pouts and holds out each year 22 million. oh and how much is “Matty ice” making? gonna be a long and slow and painful rebuild…..

  14. Lol. It’s insane at Trevor Lawrence has a legitimate chance of playing for his hometown team the Falcons.

  15. “Remember when Arthur Blank was prematurely dancing in the SB?

    Karma is long and slow sometimes” ——- Long and slow??? They lost that came. Why are you still bringing that up? JHC.

  16. DQ is an excellent coach. Sad to see him go because I don’t think he had much to work with on defense the past 2 seasons. Going to be interesting to see where he ends up next season. I’ve got to think he will be someone’s new DC.

  17. Tell you what, Blank gave those two a long leash over the years. He seems to be a loyal boss, but apparently even his grace is limited.

  18. Matt Ryan was the last Boston College quarterback that was ranked and running even after Patriots won two Super Bowls. Matt knows the winning culture in New England and with those Red Sox titles

  19. Falcon fans saying Matty ” Ice” Ryan sucks and should be let go? The same MVP Ryan? The QB that reached 50,000 yards passing the fastest in NFL history, the same QB that Atlanta fans blame for blowing a 28-3 Superbowl lead when it really was the coach and defense. I tell you what. We’ll give you Wentz and Jalen Hurts for Matty Ice.

  20. After this 2020, I hope that the Patriots and Bill Belichick do their stuff to sign Matt Ryan for 4 – 5 years and continue New England Dynasty

  21. philmccracken says:
    October 11, 2020 at 11:47 pm
    Next up – Zimmer and Spieldope.

    From your lips to God’s ears….but I doubt it

  22. ryguy1269 says:
    October 11, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Matt Ryan stinks too. Save some cap and get rid of him at years end.

    They take a $50M dead cap hit next year if they cut/trade him after this year. You’re thinking paying that kind of cash for someone not on your team is a path to glory?

  23. I just want to say that it is so awesome that the Panthers were the team to send Dan Quinn packing!

  24. Atlanta committed too much money to a few players that aren’t paying dividends. They need to look to purge some of the contracts (e.g. Jones, Ryan) and start over. They never got past their SB loss.

  25. Id love to see thomas Dimitroff back with the Patriots in some capacity. Maybe belichick will feel the same way.

  26. “Dwayne Haskins and a 3rd rd for MATTY ICE”

    That might not be as crazy as it sounds. It’s Washington so any crazy deal is possible with them. Rivera clearly isn’t sold on Haskins and imagine all that freed up cap space if the Falcons could trade Ryan’s contract for somebody on his rookie deal. It’d just be gravy if Haskins developed.

  27. I seriously think that that team has the sports equivalent of PTSD from that Super Bowl loss. I don’t think that mentally they ever got over that devastating loss. It’s a roster of a lot of good players. They just shouldn’t be playing together anymore on the same team.

  28. greedyjimfromtonhicken says:
    October 12, 2020 at 8:13 am
    I hope they hire Jim Schwartz to be the next head coach.


    As a Titans fan…No, no you do not.

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