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Falcons fire head coach Dan Quinn, GM Thomas Dimitroff, name Raheem Morris interim HC

The Falcons are blowing things up and starting over. We break down the news that they have fired head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Monday AM update: The Falcons are naming Raheem Morris their interim head coach, per Vaughn McClure.

UPDATE: The Falcons made the news official Sunday evening. The team has fired head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Team President and CEO Rich McKay will take over day-to-day oversight of football operations in the interim and the team will announce an interim head coach on Monday.

Dan Quinn managed to save his job last season after starting the 2019 season 1-7, but this year he won’t have a chance to win six of the his final eight games. Quinn will be let go, per The Athletic’s Jeff Schultz.

Quinn, known for his defense in Seattle, was able to get the Falcons to the Super Bowl and secure a 28-3 lead over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, but we know how that turned out. He will finish his tenure with the Falcons with a 43-40 record, but Quinn’s Falcons have gone 14-23 since 2018. With an offense that usually put up big numbers, the Falcons defense could never get on track, which was Quinn’s specialty when defensive coordinator in Seattle.