Latest Dan Quinn News

After dismal opener, is Falcons coach feeling some heat?

Sep. 12, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Quinn brushes off any suggestion that he's starting to feel some heat. That might change if the Atlanta Falcons don't turn things around. Like, now. Coming off a dismal 28-12 loss at Minnesota in the season opener, the Falcons coach has now lost 11 of his last 18 games going back to the...

Falcons hoping for quick turnaround on defense

Sep. 12, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Ricardo Allen hopes to return to pro football after spending last Sunday back in the Big Ten. At least that's what it felt like to Allen, a fifth-year free safety whose Atlanta Falcons gave up 172 yards rushing on 38 carries in the opener. That's way too many running plays to...

Falcons have several areas to fix after sloppy opener

Sep. 9, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Say this much for the Atlanta Falcons: They wasted no time showing how ill-prepared they were to start the season. Coach Dan Quinn said Monday he's confident the team will make corrections before Philadelphia visits Mercedes-Benz Stadium this weekend, but he faces a long list of...

Lindstrom expected to miss at least 8 games with broken foot

Sep. 9, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons rookie guard Chris Lindstrom, the No. 14 overall draft pick, has a broken foot and will spend the next eight weeks on injured reserve. Lindstrom, a former Boston College standout who quickly won the right guard job in spring, was hurt in Sunday's season-opening loss at...

Falcons OT Gono (back) ruled out for opener vs Vikings

Sep. 6, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without offensive tackle Matt Gono for Sunday's season opener at Minnesota because of a back injury. Gono was battling with rookie Kaleb McGary for the starting job at right tackle. Now, the Falcons intend to go with both McGary and Ty Sambrailo at...

Falcons, Vikings in similar spots, needing defense to lead

Sep. 5, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings have entered this season in a similar place, almost eerily so as they prepare to play each other in the opener. With Matt Ryan and Kirk Cousins, they're driven by a polished quarterback who has made 4,000-yard seasons a habit. In Devonta Freeman...

Falcons expecting boost from return of 3 defensive stalwarts

Sep. 5, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — For most of last season, all they could do was watch. Watch as the Atlanta Falcons tried desperately to fill their spots. Watch as the team tumbled to a losing record. When Deion Jones, Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal take the field for Sunday's season opener at Minnesota, they'll...

Bryant was angry with Falcons, but now all is forgiven

Sep. 3, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Bryant can admit it now: He was angry when the Atlanta Falcons decided to cut him during the offseason. All is forgiven. The 44-year-old is back with the team after missing the entire preseason, confident that he's still one of the NFL's best kickers. "I would be lying to...

Falcons end preseason skid with 31-12 victory at Jaguars

Aug. 29, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta's kicking situation has some clarity for the first time in weeks — thanks to a familiar face. Veteran Matt Bryant is scheduled to try out for coaches and front office personnel at the Falcons' training facility Friday. Assuming the 44-year-old kicker is healthy,...

Falcons rookie McGary back in practice after heart surgery

Aug. 26, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Kaleb McGary is trying to jump back into the competition for a starting job on the Atlanta Falcons' offensive line after missing almost four weeks. There's only one preseason game left for McGary to show he's ready for the regular season. Still, the rookie first-round pick has...