Dan Quinn Fired by Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons have fired Dan Quinn. The Atlanta Falcons fell to 0-5 for the season after their loss to Carolina. Matching the worst start since 1997. A few hours after the loss, the team announced that head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff have been fired.

“Decisions like these are very difficult. However, the previous two seasons and start to this one have been especially hard for me. Because of the deep love, admiration and respect I and my family have for Dan, Thomas and their families,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in a statement. “For many years, they have represented me, our team, organization and Atlanta with class, commitment and all the passion you would want in the leaders of the team.

“But as everyone knows, this is a results business. I owe it to our fans to put the best product we can on the field. We have poured every resource possible into winning and will continue to do so, but the results of late do not meet our standard or what I’ve promised our fans. Therefore, we will install new coaching and personnel leadership of the Atlanta Falcons at the appropriate time.”

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Dan Quinn Fired by Falcons

Quinn was in his sixth season with the team and had a 43-42 record with the team. He led the Falcons to the Super Bowl in 2017, but could not regain that level of success, and the team finished with a 7-9 record in his last two seasons.

On Monday, team president Rich McKay, who will assume day-to-day oversight of football operations in the interim, announced that defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has been named the Atlanta Falcons’ interim head coach.

“Raheem is a strong leader and a talented coach that has adapted to a variety of roles since joining the Falcons in 2015,” said McKay in a statement. “He has experience as a head coach and has worked on both sides of the ball. We felt that combined with his connection to the players and coaching staff, which will be an important factor as we move forward in 2020, he was the right person to give this responsibility to.”

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