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Sports Atlanta Falcons fire coach Dan Quinn, GM Thomas Dimitroff after 0-5 start

07:26  12 october  2020
07:26  12 october  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The Atlanta Falcons on Sunday fired former head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff after the team suffered yet another disappointing loss that dropped the team to 0-5 on the season.

Quinn finishes with a 43-42 record in nearly five and a half seasons with Atlanta. Since he led the team to Super Bowl LI in the 2016 season, Quinn's teams made the postseason just once and the Falcons went 24-29.

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ATLANTA -- Dan Quinn , who guided Atlanta to the Super Bowl for only the second time in franchise history but The Falcons have also fired general manager Thomas Dimitroff . The moves came hours after the Falcons started 0 - 5 for the first time since 1997, which included becoming the first

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"Decisions like these are very difficult, but 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 and I owe it to our fans to put the best product we can on the field.

a couple of people that are standing in the grass: Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn watches play against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) © The Associated Press Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn watches play against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Quinn , who guided Atlanta to the Super Bowl for only the second time in franchise history but infamously squandered a 28-3 lead to Tom Brady The Falcons also dismissed longtime general manager Thomas Dimitroff . Quinn and Dimitroff were fired after a 23-16 loss to

The Atlanta Falcons fired head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff on Sunday after a 23-16 defeat to the Carolina BREAKING NEWS: General Manager Thomas Dimitroff and Head Coach Dan Quinn have been relieved of their duties, effective immediately.

"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."

In particular, Quinn's tenure in Atlanta will be marked by blown leads. The Falcons notoriously lost that Super Bowl against the Patriots, 34-28, despite having a 28-3 lead in the third quarter.


Video: Atlanta Falcons fire head coach Dan Quinn, GM Thomas Dimitroff (Saints Wire)

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The trend continued this season. The Falcons became the first team in 20 seasons to lose two games in which they held leads of at least 15 points in a single season. Atlanta did so in Weeks 2 and 3 against the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears.

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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 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

Quinn is the second NFL coach to be fired this season after the Houston Texans ousted Bill O'Brien last Monday.

The Falcons have not announced an interim head coach but are expected to do so Monday.

On Sunday, the Falcons lost to the division-rival Carolina Panthers, 23-16, marking the first time since 1997 the franchise started 0-5.

Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 27 of 37 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns, continuing the trend of Atlanta's defense putting up notably poor performances. The Falcons are giving up an average of 32.2 points a game this season.

Dimitroff had been the Falcons' GM since 2008. Blank opted to bring back both Quinn and Dimitroff for this season after Atlanta closed out 2019 on a 6-2 run.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Atlanta Falcons fire coach Dan Quinn, GM Thomas Dimitroff after 0-5 start

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