WATCH: Dan Quinn reveals Falcons assistant coaches taking larger role in defensive play-calling duties

Dave Holcomb

Dan Quinn wasn't ready to take away the defensive play-calling duties from himself after the loss to the Houston Texans two weeks ago, but he revealed during his post game press conference following the team's fifth straight defeat that his defensive assistants are taking on a larger role in that area.

"My job is to look at the big picture and see if there's things we can do to change that," said Quinn in his post-game press conference after losing to the Los Angeles Rams, 37-10. "We actually started some of that in Arizona last week. I'm always looking to see, during a game, who can help on the play-calling side of that. We've actually distributed that some (in) Arizona and this week as well."

Quinn didn't reveal who specifically he's sharing the play-calling duties with, but fans can look at this one of two ways.

First, Quinn allowing his assistants to be a bigger part of the defensive play-calling could be viewed as his way of admitting he doesn't have all the answers to fix this defense. 

Again, in previous weeks, Quinn was adamant that the play-calling on defense would remain his responsibility. Giving it up now is almost like waving a white flag, as more and more fans are calling for his job every week.

On the other hand, willingly revealing this information could be the team's way of spreading the defensive blame on the entire coaching staff and not just Quinn. If other assistant coaches are calling plays too, it's not just Quinn's fault.

As long as Quinn remains coach, who's calling the defensive plays will remain a storyline for the rest of the 2019 season.

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