As per usual, Jeanna Thomas attended Dan Quinn's Tell the Truth Monday. Also per usual, Quinn is running out of different ways to say this team is bad.
Quinn says he's as motivated to get their football right as he ever has been in his life. Can't wait to get back at it with this team.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 14, 2015
Quinn does not seem to be lacking enthusiasm, but with only three games left, seems to be out of ideas. Any big changes coming to the Falcons will likely be coming in the offseason.
Quinn says he's not backing off the statement that yesterday's loss was unacceptable. Says team did not win LOS battle.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 14, 2015
The Falcons were obviously outperformed in pretty much every aspect of the game. Yet another week, and the Falcons are dominated at the line of scrimmage. The talent is simply not there.
Other things that made Quinn angry: giving up explosive plays, lack of poise.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 14, 2015
These feel a little newer, because Atlanta has done a decent job of limiting big plays, and has not had a problem keeping it together. Watching it on television, it looked like the team realized they were not going to turn around the season and make the playoffs.
At the very least, at least the players still care. The last few years, the players looked defeated when they came out of the tunnel.
Quinn says that to have the style that they want to play with offensively, they have to have that balance between the run/passing games.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 14, 2015
The style? I would like to think Quinn's style is a heavy run game, and not a "unable to score points" scheme. The offense has the talent but has terrible coaching. The defense does not have the talent but seems to have competent coaching. This problem is how you lose 7 out of 8 games.
Quinn says he met with Robert Alford this morning. No discipline will come out of it. Has all the faith and belief in him. Won game vs. WAS.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 14, 2015
Robert Alford had his worst game out of the year, and perhaps his entire career. He was targeted by Carolina and just melted down. But it is one game, and he has had a decent year. Quinn is right to not bench Alford. On another note, Jalen Collins did not play a snap yesterday. I do not understand that one.
The Jake Long switch for Schraeder is not permanent.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 14, 2015
Schraeder was benched after getting flagged and getting mouthy with the Panthers. The team lost their cool on Sunday, in part due to Schraeder.
Quinn says they were happy with Joey Mbu's first outing.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 14, 2015
Mbu is an interesting prospect who played well in preseason. He got his first snaps with Paul Soliai injured.
There is not a lot of other positives to take away, but that should be expected after a 38-0 loss. The Falcons are a very bad team, and have no realistic shot at the playoffs. The season is over.