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Atlanta Falcons Fire Head Coach Dan Quinn

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The Atlanta Falcons have fired head coach Dan Quinn.

The Falcons announced late Sunday night that Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were “relieved of their duties, effective immediately.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The Falcons are off to an abysmal 0-5 start to the 2020 season.

The writing has been on the wall for this move for a long time, and now it’s finally a done deal. There were whispers early Sunday that the call was imminent.

Late Sunday night, the Falcons decided it was time to pull the trigger and move in a different direction.

 

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It’s pretty wild that Quinn went from playing in the Super Bowl back in 2016 to falling off a cliff in his coaching career after the past few seasons.

He went 7-9 in both of the previous two seasons, and the Falcons are currently 0-5. You simply can’t have that kind of record and expect to keep your job in the NFL.

It’s not going to happen. A change had to be made, and it’s now been done.

 

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The Falcons have a lot of talent, and the search for a new head coach is on. We’ll see who they snatch up.