Former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn listens to a question during a news conference to introducing him as the new head coach of the Atlanta Falcons NFL football team, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, in Flowery Branch, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore
John Bazemore
February 03, 2015

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Dan Quinn is still trying to sort out the end of the Super Bowl, even on his first day as coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

''It was emotional at the end,'' the Seahawks former defensive coordinator said Tuesday, two days after Seattle's 28-24 Super Bowl loss to New England. ''You don't even know where to go with it, it was so hard. But I tip my hat to them.''

Quinn was hired by the Falcons on Monday, and held his first news conference Tuesday.

The Patriots sealed the win on Malcom Butler's goal-line interception with 20 seconds left.

Quinn said Butler made a ''great play on the interception.

''We have had a little bit of time and you reflect on it and it was two teams competing as absolutely hard as you can.''


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