Once you chew on those rankings and stats it’s easy to see why Quinn was one of the most sought-after head coaching candidates following the 2014 season.
And as for that third word Quinn mentions with great frequency when talking about his vision and preferred style of play – balance – that might be at the heart of the inconsistency on offense over the last two seasons.
The Falcons had the sixth-best offense in terms of total yards, averaging 389.1 yards per game, but they were not a balanced offense by any means. Atlanta averaged 98.3 rushing yards, 27th in the league, while throwing for 290.8 yards per game, the fourth-most. The Falcons averaged 25.9 points per game in 2018, 10th-most in the NFL, but they scored no more than 20 points during their five-game losing streak.