Falcons Fire Dan Quinn After 0-5 Start


After Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Panthers dropped them to 0-5, the Falcons are ready to move on from coach Dan Quinn.

Atlanta has fired Quinn following Sunday's loss, the team announced Sunday evening


On Monday, the team named defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as interim head coach. Morris is in his sixth season with Atlanta and has 18 years of NFL coaching experience on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

The Falcons have not posted a winning season since 2017, going 7-9 in each of the last two years. Quinn is in his sixth season as head coach, with Sunday's loss dropping his overall record to 43-42.

In Atlanta's latest loss, the Falcons jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Carolina scored 20 unanswered points to take a 20-7 lead at halftime. The Falcons narrowed the deficit to 20-13 early in the fourth quarter after two field goals but were never able to get closer than that.

Quinn, who served as the defensive coordinator for the Seahawks for two seasons before coming to Atlanta in 2015, has been unable to oversee a defensive turnaround for the Falcons this season. Atlanta has allowed 32.2 points per game in 2020.