FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Falcons owner Arthur Blank has been vocal in his support of head coach Dan Quinn this season and the culture he's established within the team, despite Atlanta's disappointing on-field results in 2018.
Not every coach receives support during hard times, and there have been some examples of that this season, which makes Quinn especially appreciative of Blank's willingness to stick by him in tough times.
"During this time of year, especially, there's 32 teams and 32 buildings and I'm aware that not everyone has that type of support," Quinn said. "So, I appreciate having a boss like that. I know what he stands for, and I love having that connection. It's very important to me."
During his time as Falcons owner, Blank has often been willing to stick by his guys. And while this season has been a difficult one riddled with injuries, Atlanta is coming off back-to-back playoff appearances and was in the Super Bowl just two seasons ago.
"I think back over the years we've had together and the incredible job that he's done, the players and coaches," Blank told D. Orlando Ledbetter of _The Atlanta Journal-Constitution_."We're in a difficult time right now. They'll figure out the answers."