Top 10 Falcons Storylines: Pressure on Quinn, Dimitroff

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
July 17, 2019 - 12:08 pm

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Atlanta Falcons training camp is fast approaching. With last Monday being exactly 10 shows until the first practice, Andy and Randy of the Midday Show countdown the Top 10 Falcons' storylines heading into the 2019 season.

No. 10 -- Contracts

No. 9 -- Coaching Changes

No. 8 -- Depth

No. 7 -- Devonta Freeman

No. 6 -- Secondary

No. 5 -- Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley

No. 4 -- Taking care of Julio Jones and Deion Jones

TODAY, No. 3 -- Pressure on head coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff

After a disappointing season in 2018, the pressure is on both Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn. 

Depth was a major concern, especially on the offensive line. Dimitroff spent two first round picks on a guard and a tackle and picked up two veteran offensive linemen in the offseason.

"If injuries happen and plague your season, I don't know how you could hold that against the general manager and head coach," Andy Bunker said.

Meanwhile, Coach Quinn fired all three coordinators after the 7-9 season and assumed the defensive coordinator duties for the upcoming season. 

"In terms of the pressure between the two of them, I think the pressure is greater on Dan Quinn based on all of the decisions he made in the offseason," Andy continued.

"The defense has to be better. The defense has to be really good. And if it's not, that's where the pressure comes in."