Its been a long few years for the Atlanta Falcons and their fans. In February of 2017, the Falcons came so close to a Super Bowl win that fans started leaving the stadium. Somehow the Falcon fumbled the win and blew the 28-3 lead which still has memes being circulated almost three years later. The journey over the past three years has been rough knowing how close they were and little hope is left to be back in the Super Bowl. As the hope runs dry the blame grows in the direction of head coach Dan Quinn. According to CBS Sports, The Falcons organization is over it and Arthur Blank firing Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff are his efforts to keep his promise to Atlanta.
“Our finish in 2019 earned an opportunity to show that momentum could be continued and built upon, but that has clearly not happened. And overall, the last 3-plus seasons have fallen short of my commitment to Atlanta and to our fans everywhere. I want them all to know that my commitment to winning has not wavered and I will continue to provide every resource possible to that end.”
Falcons fans everywhere are rejoicing and hopefully, the tide will turn in their favor after finding their new head coach.
Defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has been named the Atlanta Falcons’ interim head coach. Morris was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009 to 2011 where he finished with a 17-31 record, ESPN reported.
The Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay said he’s excited about the new chapter for the team and believes Raheem is the “right person” for the job:
“Raheem is a strong leader and a talented coach that has adapted to a variety of roles since joining the Falcons in 2015. “He has experience as a head coach and has worked on both sides of the ball. We felt that combined with his connection to the players and coaching staff, which will be an important factor as we move forward in 2020, he was the right person to give this responsibility to.”
ESPN also noted that Morris was credited with helping the Falcons’ dramatic turnaround in 2019 following their slow 1-7 start. “The team closed the season 6-2 to finish 7-9, essentially saving Quinn’s job for one more season.”
Last week, former Atlanta Falcons player Andre Rison said he would be a good replacement for Quinn but looks like the Falcons already have their minds made up.