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Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Quinn says Falcons' strong finish must carry over to 2020

Dec. 30, 2019 5:43 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons couldn't save their season even though their second-half turnaround rescued coach Dan Quinn from being fired. A 6-2 second-half record certainly boosted spirits, including after Sunday's 28-22 overtime win at Tampa Bay, Still, in a bottom-line league, the...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a passagainst the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Jones' INT return in OT lifts Falcons over Bucs 28-22

Dec. 29, 2019 7:27 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons can hardly wait to get started again. A strong finish to a disappointing season may not make them feel better about going 7-9 for the second straight year. Rebounding from a 1-7 start to save the coach's job, however, provides some hope for 2020....

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons' Quinn saved job with strong finish, players'support

Dec. 28, 2019 2:20 AM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn can't wait for the chance to prove he has learned from mistakes made in 2019. Support from a patient Atlanta Falcons owner, Arthur Blank, and Quinn's players helped to make that second chance possible. Blank believes so strongly that the path to consistent winning is...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons choose stability: Quinn, Dimitroff to remain in 2020

Dec. 27, 2019 3:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Wrapping up another disappointing season but buoyed by a strong finish, the Atlanta Falcons announced Friday they are keeping coach Dan Quinn in 2020. Owner Arthur Blank also decided to retain general manager Thomas Dimitroff for next season, though there will be organizational changes that...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Buccaneers, Falcons motivated to finish 2nd in NFC South

Dec. 27, 2019 3:18 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The winner will finish second in the NFC South. That’s enough to keep the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-8) and Atlanta Falcons (6-9) motivated for the final game of a season in which neither team will finish with a winning record. “For us 8-8, tastes a whole lot better than...

Falcons, Buccaneers playing out season as also-rans

Dec. 27, 2019 3:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (6-9) at TAMPA BAY (7-8) Saturday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Buccaneers by 1½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Atlanta 7-8, Tampa Bay 5-8-2 SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 27-25 LAST MEETING — Buccaneers beat Falcons 35-22, Nov. 24 LAST WEEK — Falcons beat Jaguars 24-12;...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn reacts as his defense stops the Jacksonville Jaguars on a fourth down attempt during the fourth quarter to hold on to a 24-12 victory in a NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Quinn wants to return as Falcons coach, but status uncertain

Dec. 23, 2019 6:47 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn wants to return as coach of the Atlanta Falcons for a sixth season. Whether he gets to do so is the decision of one man: team owner Arthur Blank. With Blank likely waiting to make an announcement until a day or so after Sunday's finale at Tampa Bay, Quinn is trying to...

Carolina Panthers interim head coach Perry Fewell, left, speaks with Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 40-20. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Quinn finds plenty to like in win, but job status unchanged

Dec. 9, 2019 7:26 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — With his job status in limbo, Falcons coach Dan Quinn has no choice but to move ahead as if he will be back next year. That's an unlikely scenario, though. Atlanta's 40-20 victory over Carolina on Sunday means only that the players haven't quit playing for him, but Quinn's team...

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett shouts during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

NFL coaching carousel started spinning early this year

Dec. 6, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Judging by the jump start, it looks like we're headed for a ninth consecutive season with at least a half-dozen NFL head coaches getting canned. The coaching carousel began whirling earlier than usual this season with Jay Gruden getting fired by the Washington Redskins in October after an 0-5 start and Ron...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to an official during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Quinn, Dimitroff face uncertain future with Falcons

Nov. 29, 2019 5:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A meaningless December awaits the Atlanta Falcons for the second straight year, and it’s uncertain how much longer Dan Quinn will coach the team. Last year’s collapse was blamed mostly on injuries, but this year's 3-9 record and early elimination from the playoffs seem mainly...