Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Not Considering a Coaching Change

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Arthur Blank says Falcons don't need coaching change

The Atlanta Falcons are 1-4 for the second straight season, but team owner Arthur Blank insists he is not considering a coaching change.

Speaking to reporters following the Falcons' 53-32 loss to the Texans on Sunday, Blank, who purchased the team 17 years ago, said he's holding out hope that his current staff can succeed in 2019.

"No. ... This staff has performed before. My hope is they can fix what needs to be fixed and start winning some games," Blank said after being asked if a coaching change is needed, according to ESPN.

Under coach Dan Quinn, who signed a three-year extension in July 2018, the Falcons have had three winning seasons and two postseason appearances. Atlanta went 10-6 in 2017 before losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Eagles in the NFC divisional-round game. The team missed the playoffs last season after going 7-9.

The Falcons travel to Arizona next weekend and then return home to face the Rams and Seahawks before a Week 9 bye.