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New head coach could take the Atlanta Falcons to the top

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The Atlanta Falcons are perhaps late to the party of hiring new head coaches but the day following Super Bowl XLIX, the Falcons named Seattle Seahawks defensive co-ordinator Dan Quinn as their new head coach.

Quinn who was with the Seahawks in Arizona on Sunday night as they lost the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots will now become an NFL head coach.

It has been arguably the worst kept secret in the NFL for the past two weeks with the former Seahawks coach being linked with the move for a while now.

Quinn along with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll can largely be attributed with composing a defense that has on occasion earned the title of the 'best in NFL history'.

Now the Falcons will be hoping for a similar impact when Quinn leads the team through the 2015 NFL season.


In 2014 the Falcons were involved in the race for the play-offs amongst the much criticised NFC South division.

Finishing with a 6-10 record, they finished third in the much scrutinised division but showed many signs of life.

Where the Carolina Panthers made it to the post-season and put in a good showing whilst the New Orleans Saints never really came to life, the Falcons could be set for a big year.

Defense all that is left?

The Falcons were certainly far away from their best last season but when it comes to the offensive side of the ball, they can't have too many problems.

Atlanta actually had more offensive yards than both Super Bowl teams in the Seahawks and New England Patriots.

With a good franchise quarterback in Matt Ryan and superstar wide receiver in Julio Jones, Quinn is coming in to what can be a very effective offense.

On the other side of the ball however, the Falcons gave up more defensive yards than anyone else in the league.

If Quinn is able to bring any part of the Legion of Boom defense to Atlanta, it will surely be exciting times for the fans of the Falcons.

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