The Falcons are 1-3 to start the season after a crushing last-second loss to the Bengals. The late, great Dennis Green once said, “they are who we thought they were.” A 1-3 record tends the public to believe the Falcons are a below average but not so fast, head coach Dan Quinn doesn’t think their record tells the whole story. Is he right?
“At the end of the day, we have to get these moments right,” Quinn said, via ESPN.com. “Through our first quarter of the season, our record doesn’t show that we have that part down, so we’ve got work to do. We’re a good team and our record doesn’t show it at this point.”
Here’s the thing, Dan. It would be one thing if your side of the ball was performing but that’s not the case. The past two weeks, Atlanta has given up 43 and 37 points to the Saints and Bengals. Atlanta ranks 28th in yards allowed per game giving up over 400 per contest. They rank 29th in points allowed per game as well (30.5). Dan, bud, don’t you think you might want to coach up your side of the ball before you start making proclamations?
The Falcons were known for having red zone problems. I’m not sure everyone projected that would be defensive side of the ball. Matt Ryan has been very good the past three weeks. If we’re just being honest, Atlanta is screwed. Without Deion Jones, Keanu Neal, and Ricardo Allen this team just might go into the toilet. It’s not that it matters anyway because the Super Bowl is being hosted in Atlanta and the NFL would never allow them to get home field in the Super Bowl anyway.
The more interesting thing to watch moving forward is Harrison Hunter’s refusal to acknowledge Calvin Ridley as the team’s number one wide receiver. We will be awaiting his press conference in the coming days.