Arthur Blank Supports Dan Quinn as Head Coach Despite Falcons' Struggles

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 23, 2018

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn walks onto the field before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
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Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn received a vote of confidence from ownership following the team's 31-17 loss against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday. 

Per ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure, Falcons owner Arthur Blank doesn't believe Quinn is the reason why they are 4-7 this season. 

"Absolutely. We love our coach," Blank said. "Our coach is not the problem."

The Falcons have run the gamut between hot and cold all season. They had a three-game losing streak from Week 3-6, which was followed by a three-game winning streak, and are now immersed in another three-game losing streak. 

Atlanta's seven losses are three more than the Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings, who currently hold the two wild-card spots in the NFC. 

Quinn led the Falcons to the playoffs in each of the past two seasons, including a Super Bowl appearance in 2016. He and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were rewarded with three-year contract extensions in July that run through the 2022 season.