Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank gave coach Dan Quinn a vote of confidence after Thursday’s 31-17 loss to the Saints dropped the Falcons to 4-7 and all but ended their playoff hopes.
Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were rewarded with three-year extensions in July. They are signed through 2022.
Blank saw a simple reason behind the implosion in another loss to the rival Saints.
“I thought it was pretty obvious tonight: We had a few turnovers, which are always brutal,” Blank said. “To have four of them, it’s nearly impossible to win. And we couldn’t run the ball tonight, couldn’t stop the run. That’s the story of the game.”
Quinn implied on Thursday that there could be changes coming to the offensive line after a bad performance against the Saints.
The Head Coach is always to blame.
When you’re down 2 TDs on the road vs the #1 offense in the 2nd half, averaging 1.1 yds/rush and 8.9 yds/pass, what could be a better strategy but to run the ball more to comeback & win. Next level from Dan Quinn. pic.twitter.com/cmQVO40dtA
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) November 23, 2018
Opinions vary on Dan Quinn as an overall head coach.
What honestly isn’t in doubt is that he is a bad game/clock manager. We’ve got enough evidence. I promise.
— Brad Rowland (@BTRowland) November 18, 2018
There is no rhyme or reason behind what Dan Quinn is doing tonight….
Risk the whole game with a 4th and 7 in the first half. Go for it 4th and 5 and then about eight inches for a first down you punt that away……
This team is truly confused bunch of fellas.
— steakshapiro (@steakshapiro) November 23, 2018
He’s the one in charge.