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Falcons Announce Coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff to Return in 2020

The Falcons on Friday announced that Dan Quinn will return as head coach in 2020 and secondary coach Raheem Morris will be promoted to defensive coordinator according to atlantafalcons.com.

GM Thomas Dimitroff will also be retained and both Quinn and Dimitroff will now report directly to Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay.

Quinn had been serving as both head coach and defensive coordinator this season but, given that the team has played much better defensively since Morris was switched to the defensive side of the ball during the bye week, will cede coordinator duties at the end of 2019.

The Falcons have recovered from a miserable 1-7 start by winning five of their last seven and saved Quinn’s job for the second consecutive year.

Quinn survived this year by the skin of his teeth but if the Falcons fail to improve on their sluggish 2019, the 49-year-old’s sixth season in Atlanta could-and should-be his final one.

It’s been a whirlwind season for Morris, who began the year as Atlanta’s wide receivers coach.

There is no denying that the defense has played much better since Morris switched positions, moving from the 31st-ranked unit in the league in scoring defense to a top-10 unit in most statistical categories.

A long-time position coach (he also served as Jon Gruden’s successor in Tampa Bay), this will be Morris’ first stint as an NFL defensive coordinator.


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