Atlanta Falcons fire coach Dan Quinn, GM Thomas Dimitroff after 0-5 start
Dan Quin led the Falcons to Super Bowl LI. Since then, the team has gone 24-29 and the Falcons fired Quinn after Atlanta was winless through Week 5.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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Rather, Nolan needed to stop the burn.
“I’ve got something in my eye,” he said. “Just had some Tabasco on my finger and it went in my eye.”
Nolan excused himself for 2 minutes and 30 seconds before questions in his weekly news conference resumed.
Upon return, Nolan explained his defense’s struggles with gap integrity that have yielded more than 200 rushing yards three of the last four games. Nolan explained the discipline and division of responsibility he thinks his flailing unit must employ to clog the big plays they have consistently allowed. Friday, Nolan had lamented 80- and 69-yard touchdowns ceded to Arizona in a 38-10 loss. This time, Nolan also addressed Washington receiver Terry McLaurin burning rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs for a 52-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Diggs admitted afterward he was "lazy" with his eyes.
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“I think Trevon's yesterday was strictly his eyes. His eyes got him in trouble,” said Nolan. “He's looking inside, he stopped his feet and then the guy went right by him. The guy didn't even stutter, he was just running vertical. I thought in the game that he kind of gave him a stutter or something to get him to stop, but he didn't. Trevon's eyes were just bad on that play.
“If you don't have good eyes, you can get in trouble in this game real quick - no matter what position you play.”
Nolan, mere minutes removed from the Tabasco fiasco, could relate.
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He did not share what he was eating just after 5 p.m. Monday evening but did confirm he was on the mend.
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“My eye feels a lot better right now,” Nolan said, “but it was burning.”
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San Francisco 49ers running back JaMycal Hasty (38) runs the ball with help from fullback Kyle Juszczyk (44) against New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) in the first half at Gillette Stadium.
Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Ja'Whaun Bentley #51 of the New England Patriots during their NFL game at Gillette Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 45-20.
Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor (15) scores a touchdown under Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Lavonte David (54) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Las Vegas.
Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan (85) reaches for a pass as Houston Texans cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III (26) watches during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Houston.
Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson (24) carries the ball past Dallas Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis (26) and Cowboys outside linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (55) in the first quarter at FedExField.
Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz (86) recovers a fumble by Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (14) in the end zone that resulted in a safety against the Washington Football Team in the first quarter at FedExField.
New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook (87) pulls in a touchdown reception ain't Carolina Panthers free safety Tre Boston (33) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.
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NFL Week 9 coverage map: TV schedule for CBS, Fox regional broadcasts .
Looking for the NFL games on TV today in your market? Here's the map of regional broadcasts for every Week 9 matchup, including a full schedule of kickoff times and channels.CBS will broadcast two games in every market this week, and thanks to a limited slate of late-afternoon offerings, the historic Dallas and Pittsburgh franchises will feature in almost every market across the country. Those hoping to watch Tua Tagovailoa against Kyler Murray at that time will be mostly disappointed. At least a plurality of the nation will get to enjoy Patrick Mahomes against Christian McCaffrey in the early window on Fox.