Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn joined John and Hugh to talk about his team’s preparation for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night. Dan Quinn said the “mini-bye” came at the right time for his players to take that time to recover and rest. From a coaching stand-point, it allowed them to get together and focus on what they need to get done with three games of the regular season left to go.
The Falcons first ever draft pick, LB Tommy Nobis passed away yesterday. Coach Quinn got the opportunity to meet him, and what he learned from Nobis that he uses when talking to his guys. Injury wise, Tevin Coleman remains in the concussion protocol. Andy Levitre still working through a triceps injury.
Defensively, Dan Quinn said Deion Jones had two of his best games against the Vikings and Saints. He’s putting in a lot of work behind the scenes. Encouraged by the direction he’s headed in. He’s a terrific fit in how we want to play defense. He also applauds the versatility of Ricardo Allen and De’Vondre Campbell. They’ve stepped up when they’ve moved around.
In regards to the match-up against Tampa, Coach Quinn said they’ll have to play their style of ball to take on the “relentless competitor” that QB Jameis Winston is. He also said there’s no record when it comes to playing a division team. It’s just a head-to-head battle, and they aren’t looking past the Bucs.