Is anyone else waiting for some Lie to Me Mondays? These truthful Monday's are tough. There is not a whole lot of positive things to take away from yesterday's loss. We pulled together the highlights of Quinn's Monday press conference.
Quinn said this team remains close. No finger-pointing despite adversity.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 7, 2015
The Atlanta Falcons may be the closest, and farthest team away winning. It feels like they have all the right tools and parts, but how they go together correctly is anyone's guess. The Falcons are IKEA furniture.
Quinn says he welcomes the pressure the team's facing now. Sounds like Quinn is sensing some discouragement from the team.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 7, 2015
Quinn does not have much choice here, as pressure is mounting faster than the losses.
Asked if he's more frustrated than angry, Quinn opts for angry. #ATLvsTB— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) December 7, 2015
As a fan, I appreciate this honesty. Quinn and the players have been clearly unhappy losing. If I can point to one difference from last year, it is that everyone involved does not feel like losing is acceptable.
Quinn says "we'll find out" whether Norman can shut down Julio. (Spoiler alert: lol no)— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 7, 2015
Jones is still putting together a monster season, even though the team hates throwing him in the ball in the end zone. He is averaging over 110 yards per game the last 7 weeks, so if Julio is shut down, it will likely be due to the Falcons ineffectiveness.
Quinn says he likes Justin Durant's speed and versatility in base and nickel packages.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 7, 2015
Well, at least someone around here likes Durant.
Quinn says he thought yesterday was one of Grady Jarrett's better games. Has continually gotten better.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 7, 2015
Jarrett is one of the few players acquired this offseason that is exceeding expectations. He should earn more snaps going forward.
Quinn: Watching the third-and-19 scramble as a team today was as hard as it gets. Our worst defensive play of the year. #ATLvsTB— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) December 7, 2015
That was ugly football, and pretty illustrative of Atlanta's tackling this season.
Quinn says they'll have to actually tackle Cam Newton to prevent a reprise of what happened against Jameis.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 7, 2015
This is a bold game plan. Lets see how it works.
Quinn says this is the first he's heard that Ryan is "overwhelmed" by offense. Cites Ryan's stat line as evidence to the contrary.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 7, 2015
Quinn says Ryan and Shanahan spend a lot of time together. Ryan approaching Shanahan to discuss concerns isn't surprising/concerning.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 7, 2015
There is not much else for Quinn to say. He is stuck either throwing a coordinator or quarterback under the bus.
Quinn says it was a bad decision from Ryan on the INT, not a bad throw.— Jeanna (@jeannathomas) December 7, 2015
Ryan has always been good for a few bad interceptions per year. He is averaging a few bad interceptions every month, and this pick was indefensible.
Thanks for joining us for another Tell the Truth Monday. Join us next Monday for more harsh truths.