Coach Quinn: 'We're looking at everything; start with me'

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
December 12, 2018 - 8:45 am

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The Atlanta Falcons enter their final three games of the year at 4-9, with hopes of a postseason appearance all but mathematically lost. It's a record no one predicted at the beginning of the season given Atlanta's high-powered offense, and a defense that showed a sign of emerging dominance after the 2017 season.

However, the mountain of injuries has been too much to overcome. The Falcons have placed seven starters on Injured Reserved this season: S Keanu Neal, LB Deion Jones, S Ricardo Allen, RB Devonta Freeman, LG Andy Levitre, RG Brandon Fusco and DE Derrick Shelby. 

Following the team's latest loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Coach Dan Quinn told the media that everything, and everyone, is being evaluated in these final games. And he reiterated that when he joined The Morning Show with John and Hugh on Wednesday.

"We're looking at everything, that's what you do when you're in a tough stretch and you find out what you can improve upon. You can bet for sure we're looking at everything, start with me, to find out what parts do we have to do better for us to play like we're capable of playing."

Despite the record, TE Austin Hooper is having his best season to date. However, he limped off the field in the final minutes of Sunday's game against the Packers with an apparent knee injury. Coach Quinn provided an update on his status for this week.

Coach Quinn said RB Devonta Freeman is "making progress" following groin surgery back in Week 5. He will not return to practice this week as he's still in the rehab program. Freeman is eligible to return from IR and could play in the team's final two games if given clearance.