Atlanta Falcons have won five of their last seven games, bouncing back after a disastrous 1-7 start of the season. As it turns out, this late improvement in performance managed to save the jobs of Falcons’ head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
Both Quinn and Dimitroff were previously on the hot seat, since the Falcons underperformed last season as well, finishing 2018 with a losing record.
Falcons’ owner Arthur Blank confirmed the duo will stay in a conversation with the team’s official site on Friday.
“I have long believed that continuity in leadership is very important across all our businesses and the football team is no different in that regard,” said Blank in a statement. “After weighing several factors, including our team’s statistical turnaround and our players’ focus and effort the second half of the season, I feel the decision to retain Thomas and Dan, with Rich providing close day-to-day oversight of the football operation, will provide the timeliest route for the Atlanta Falcons to return to contention in 2020 and beyond.”
Dan Quinn was hired as Atlanta Falcons’ head coach in 2015. Since then, he posted a 42-37 record, while leading the team to playoffs twice. Under Quinn, the Falcons also made a trip to Super Bowl, where they lost despite having a 25-points lead.