The Atlanta Falcons hit a new low point on the season losing 35-22 to the Tampa Bay Bucs. It was a winnable game, one Atlanta never seemed to be in after the first few snaps.
Watching the Atlanta Falcons this season has been an absolute surprise each and every week. Usually a surprise in all of the worst imaginable ways. This week, however, fans had their hopes back up after surprise wins against contending teams in the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints.
Going up against Tampa Bay at home seemed like a very winnable game. Atlanta being the surprising team that they were put themselves behind early and never recovered. They managed to make Jameis Winston look like Tom Brady and were carved up by the struggling quarterback.
Offensively Atlanta couldn’t run the ball yet again and was unable to throw themselves back into the game. This should be the final nail in the coffin for a team that was already on the ropes.
It is time for Atlanta to focus on next season and know that this coaching staff now has no chance of surviving. With the talent and expectations that Atlanta had their coaching staff is going to be held responsible for this dumpster fire of a season.
Whether or not Atlanta wins every game from here or doesn’t win another one the result should be the same. We now know with certainty that Atlanta will not have a winning season. With their roster that isn’t acceptable.
Firing their coach in season should be an option if Atlanta drops another game on Thursday. While he still appears to have the players behind him Head Coach Dan Quinn’s system and message are proven to be aging poorly.
No doubt this weekend’s loss should be the final eyesore that the front office and ownership needs to know it is time for a rebuild in Atlanta.