In their first game in over 13 years without Mike McCarthy, the Green Bay Packers take the field against the Atlanta Falcons. Dave Choate of The Falcoholic was kind enough to answer some of our questions about the Falcons and provide some insight into their strengths and weaknesses.
APC: With the Falcons nearly two years removed from their last Super Bowl appearance and a playoff berth highly unlikely in 2018, how do you evaluate Dan Quinn’s performance? Does he have to worry about his job security, or will the team retain him for next season regardless of how the next four weeks unfold?
He doesn’t have to worry about his job security heading into this offseason, as Arthur Blank has made clear. He gets a pass for the injuries and execution issues that have been this team’s primary problems, at least for the moment, though his staff isn’t likely to stay intact.
Should that be the case? I’d argue yes, but there’s a growing number of Falcons fans who think the answer is no. Quinn’s struggles with in-game decisions and time management are legion, and his team has surrendered a simply awful number of leads over his soon-to-be four seasons as a head coach. His eye for talent, his ability to motivate good teams and his fit inside the building are good enough to keep him in Atlanta, but he won’t survive a bad 2019.
We’d like to thank Dave and The Falcoholic for his insight. Be sure to check out our Q&A session over there, as well as their fantastic coverage of all things Falcons. As always, keep your internet machines tuned to Acme Packing Company this Sunday for our comprehensive game-day coverage of Falcons versus Packers.