Falcons owner Arthur Blank: ‘I haven’t lost faith in coach Quinn, GM Dimitroff’

first_img Kareem Hunt being investigated over separate punching incident, report says Three takeaways from the Chargers’ win over the Steelers Yet afterward, Falcons owner Arthur Blank told The Athletic’s Jeff Schultz he hasn’t lost faith in coach Dan Quinn or general manager Thomas Dimitroff.”I haven’t lost any faith in Coach Quinn or Thomas,” Blank said. “They’ll do the evaluations that’s needed.” Related News This season was not supposed to turn out like this. Coming off a 10-6 campaign last year, and just one season removed from a Super Bowl appearance, most observers predicted the Falcons would return to the postseason.Instead, injuries to key players such as running back Devonta Freeman, linebacker Deion Jones, safeties Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal, along with guards Andy Levitre and Brandon Fusco, have left the Falcons reeling.center_img When a team owner gives his coach the cliched “vote of confidence,” it’s a sure sign the team is in trouble.The 4-8 Falcons certainly fit that definition. Things looked even more dire Sunday in a 26-16 loss at home to the Ravens. Atlanta has now lost four straight, and averaged a measly 17 points per game in that span. The offense gained only 131 net yards against the Ravens. “We’re sitting here at 4-8,” Blank said. “When there was chatter that we were Super Bowl contenders, and then this … it’s difficult to go through. It’s tough on everybody. We have a lot of injuries. That’s not an excuse, but … it’s reality. They’re fighting the best that they can.”Things don’t get any easier in the final four games for the Falcons, with three of those games on the road, including trips to Green Bay and rival Carolina, which will be fighting for a playoff spot.last_img

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