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Dan Quinn presser: on the injuries and the win in Oakland

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Press conferences are always just a bit more fun after a win.

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Quinn addressed the media in Flowery Branch to highlight the Atlanta Falcons' big win over the Oakland Raiders and he shared some key injury updates. These were the big takeaways from Quinn's presser.

  • Julio Jones has a calf strain and had an MRI on Monday. He will be limited in practice Thursday, and they will try to work him up to full participation by Saturday. Quinn is not concerned about the injury long-term. This is not related to the ankle and it is not a recurring injury.
  • De'Vondre Campbell remained in Atlanta to continue receiving treatment on his ankle. His timetable for return is currently unknown.
  • Keanu Neal has been making good progress, and the team will work him into practice in a limited capacity this week.
  • Quinn was pleased with the way the offensive line played in particular. It doesn't always show up on the stat sheet, but they opened some big holes for Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman and protected Matt Ryan adequately.
  • Quinn said they spent about 20% of the game in the no-huddle offense, and that the no-huddle or tempo offense for the Falcons may not look like fans expect, because it's not always Matt Ryan in the shotgun.
  • The defense did some things well, but still has a few key areas upon which they must improve. Missed tackles are one such issue. The team missed 10 tackles Sunday, and anything in the double digits is unacceptable. Quinn said they missed four on the last drive, which is rough.
  • The other big need for improvement on defense is the pass rush. Quinn said the Falcons knocked Derek Carr off his spot about nine times and hit him about four times, but it really wasn't enough. He's not satisfied with the pass rush at this point.
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