Will 0-4 Falcons make Texans-like move with Dan Quinn?

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Now that the Atlanta Falcons have fallen to 0-4 following Monday’s 30-16 loss at Green Bay, it’s fair to wonder if owner Arthur Blank’s patience has run out with coach Dan Quinn.

Blank doesn’t have the added pressure of possibly being the first to fire a coach this season. The Houston Texans own that distinction after parting ways with head coach/general manager Bill O’Brien on Monday. Blank might not make his decision immediately, given that this a short week for the team, with Carolina on Sunday.

Blank certainly will hear and listen to the cries of a fan base that expected much better from a team coming off back-to-back 7-9 seasons. A handful of those fans will be welcomed back to a limited-capacity Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday for the first time this season, with little reason to believe that they’ll be watching a contender. Only one team in the Super Bowl Era — the 1992 San Diego Chargers — made the postseason following an 0-4 start.

Sure, this year’s expanded, 14-team playoff format gives the Falcons a chance to rally. But keep in mind that the second half of the Falcons’ season includes two matchups apiece

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