Atlanta Falcons to clear out coaching staff under Dan Quinn

A mere day after the Atlanta Falcons’ 2018 season came to a close with a 7-9 record the coaching staff under Dan Quinn is expected to be set anew. Reports are saying that the team will be parting ways with offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coach Keith Armstrong, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

These moves were, for the most part, expected as today has seen an immense number of coaches now looking for new jobs with a lot of positions to be filled throughout the league. With Matt Ryan coming off a 4900 yard 35 touchdown 7 interception season the Falcons have a chance to land a high-profiled offensive cooardinator.

As for defensive coordinator, that search won’t be lasting long. In fact there won’t even be a search. Head coach Dan Quinn, known for his defensive prowess as a coach, will be taking over the reigns as the team’s defensive cooardinator as well. Hopefully this means Quinn’s brilliance on the defensive end reflects more heavily on the Falcons defense which will have its leaders back next year.

Names like Gary Kubiak and Adam Gase will likely be on the Falcons radar for offensive coordinator, but don’t be surprised if they go with someone like Greg Knapp that’s already in the organization or maybe even try to reunite this franchise with former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Regardless, this is a massive set of moves by the Falcons.

 

By @HodgepodgeHoops

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Phil Veasley
Phil Veasley is a resident of Atlanta who has been a die-hard Hawks fan since 2005. He is Civil Engineer student at KSU. Currently, Phil writes for Atlanta Hawks Talk while also managing all ATLSportsHQ sites. He can be reached on Twitter at @_ATLPhil

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