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Dan Quinn's plan to fully evaluate Falcons at end of season 'has not changed'

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday that there is a "strong possibility" of "significant changes" within the Falcons' coaching staff, but Dan Quinn said during his Wednesday press conference that his plan to take a wholistic approach in evaluating the team at the end of the season has not changed and that he is currently focused on the two games ahead of him.


"A couple of weeks ago, I told you I would evaluate things at the end of the season and look at the whole body of work - players, coaches, everything - and that has not changed," Quinn said.

This year has certainly been a trying one for the Falcons, who entered 2018 as the only NFC team with back-to-back playoff appearances. Injuries played a factor in Atlanta's slow start, but the Falcons faltered after clawing their way back to .500 at the midway point of the season. Offensively, the Falcons are a top-10 unit in both total offense and scoring offense, but they are 31st in rushing yards per game and the unit has disappeared at times. Defensively, Atlanta has played better of late but still ranks near the bottom in most categories and is 29th in scoring defense.

Following the Falcons' loss to the Packers, the team's fifth-straight loss at that point, Quinn explained that he would evaluate everything pertaining to his team and staff following the season and make decisions that would be in Atlanta's best interest moving forward.

"As we're going through it, from players to staff, to everything, we want to make sure we look at the body of work," Quinn said. "And get clear, concise evaluations on everybody. So, it's where we're at. It's not what you want to do, but it's part of what we're going to look at for sure.

"When we look at everything, we're going to evaluate everything, and that's the most important thing to make sure we're doing what's best for the team moving forward."

As of now, it appears Quinn's plan remains the same.

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