Atlanta Falcons: 2020 Needs to be Dan Quinn’s Last Chance

Atlanta Falcons, Dan Quinn (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons, Dan Quinn (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

The Atlanta Falcons made a tough decision and are bringing their head coach Dan Quinn back in 2020. This must be Dan Quinn’s last chance if Atlanta wants to establish a winning culture.

The Atlanta Falcons are bringing back their head coach after yet another losing season. After two great playoff years Atlanta has fallen out of relevance. Yet again Atlanta finished at 7-9 and Quinn’s job was brought into question.

After a hot finish Quinn will get another chance, a chance that simply must be his last. When your most memorable coaching moment was a Super Bowl collapse of epic proportions only a Super Bowl win is going to wipe that away.

Quinn is going to have to prove this season he is capable of at the very least leading his team back to the playoffs. Julio Jones and Matt Ryan are keeping their championship window open, but not for much longer as they both are aging.

For a defensive specialist Quinn has failed spectacularly the last two seasons at getting his defense to consistently perform.

If Quinn wants to keep his job he needs to be consistent in 2020 and show he is the coach he was during Atlanta’s magical NFC Championship run. If not, it should be the final straw for a coach who has underachieved with so much talent.

His message of brotherhood and playing for each other is seemingly becoming lost. If it doesn’t hit home in 2020 it never will.

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Matt Ryan is unlikely to have many seasons of his prime left. Any team without a quarterback is obviously going into rebuild mode, Quinn has reasonably two or three more seasons to get to a Super Bowl and win. Anything else should be counted as failure for a coach who has all  of the tools to get back and to win on the biggest stage.