The Atlanta Falcons have been widely criticized for their slow tempo offense over the past couple days. Roddy White has even addressed it in his recent comments to the press. The players obviously want Kyle Shanahan to mix it up, because their one dimensional offensive attack just isn't working. Whether the coaching staff will follow their recommendations remains be seen. But for now, Dan Quinn is at least hinting that they might. Credit to D. Orlando Ledbetter for the quote.
"We'll definitely look into [the no huddle offense]," Quinn said. "We've got a big playbook. We have a lot of volume and our no-huddle package is certainly something that when it's the right time to feature it, we certainly will."
This is all way more complicated than we'd like to think it is. Put simply, Shanahan isn't sitting in his office, doing his best head in the sand ostrich impression. There's no formula here, it's an inexact science that's difficult to master. That's why these guys make the big bucks. But Quinn and company are doing their very best to right the ship. That said, this is a results-driven league. It doesn't matter how hard you're trying if the results aren't there.