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Anatomy of an All-Time Super Bowl Collapse

It wasn’t anything Dan Quinn did or didn’t do. The fact that the Falcons’ young, speed-based defense was on the field for the equivalent of a game-and-a-half, against the greatest QB of all time, is what led to the biggest collapse in Super Bowl history

Why the Falcons Should Attack Brady by Holding Back

Atlanta’s young defense has looked fast and vastly improved in January, but that won’t be enough against Tom Brady. Dan Quinn might want to try a different approach to slow down the Patriots, and it starts with less pressure

Dan Quinn: From William & Mary to the Super Bowl

Like many in the coaching line, Dan Quinn started at the bottom, working 60-hour weeks and doing the dirty work. Even at his first stint, he showed the traits—no-nonsense grinder, quick learner, good communicator—that would eventually take him and the Falcons to the Super Bowl

When Falcons Train With SEALs

One Monday morning in April, head coach Dan Quinn sprung a surprise on his team: a week of intense training with some of the Navy’s finest

Is This Cam’s Kryptonite?

The Panthers have won 22 of their last 24 games. Both their defeats came against defenses orchestrated by Dan Quinn. The Atlanta coach shares some of the insights on how his Falcons conquered Cam Newton and Carolina in the Panthers’ lone loss this season

The Falcons Can Finish

Atlanta is 3-0 despite trailing in the fourth quarter of all three games. Here’s how coach Dan Quinn has helped his team find an extra gear late. Plus, thoughts on Thursday’s OT thriller and 10 things to watch in Week 4

The Best Brother

Desmond Trufant is the youngest sibling in a family that produced two other NFL corners. But the Falcons' defensive star is making a name for himself, thanks to hard work and lessons learned by watching his bros

The Falcons Will Go as Far as Quinn Can Coach ’Em

New coach Dan Quinn inherits an Atlanta team that put up double-digit loss totals for two straight seasons. Putting together a winner starts on defense, where the ex-Seahawks coordinator will put a Seattle stamp on the unit. Just don't expect success and Super Bowls to happen overnight

No. 56: Jay Cutler

Six years ago he was viewed as a franchise savior. Now, on his third head coach and fifth offensive coordinator, with fans’ frustration boiling over, it has come down to this: Jay Cutler has one last chance to make it work in Chicago

On Film Study, Texting Coaches and Seattle’s MVP

For an inveterate tape-watcher, the complexity and beauty of pro football are on display in the All-22 film, but neither it nor an intimate insider can definitively name which Seahawk is most valuable. Plus notes on Jameis Winston, Tim Tebow, RG3 and more

What Will the Falcons Be?

New Atlanta coach Dan Quinn has roots all over the football landscape, so identifying what kind of team to expect is not as simple as saying the Falcons will be Seahawks South. Plus thoughts on the draft, including one QB to watch

Atlanta's New Attitude

New Falcons head coach Dan Quinn describes what it was like going from losing the Super Bowl to his dream job in a 24-hour span, explains his coaching style and details what kind of player Atlanta will target with the No. 8 pick in the draft

Why Seattle’s DBs Rule

The Seahawks secondary might be the NFL's best unit. How'd it happen? Meet position coach Kris Richard, who's about to become the next hot coordinator

The Deflategate Rundown (And a Little Super Talk)

The Patriots aired their side of the story Thursday, and now the football world awaits the NFL’s ruling. (Don't hold your breath.) Here’s where things stand, along with a quick peek ahead to what we’ll be watching for next week in Phoenix

The Fast vs. The Furious

The Eagles are playing at warp speed and putting up points just as quickly. The Seahawks defense officially is back to 2013 form. Something has to give Sunday in Philadelphia. Plus, the Week 14 spotlight player and 10 things to keep eye on

The Next Great Coach

He’s obsessive in the film room, and his defense embarrassed Peyton Manning on the game’s biggest stage. But what really has Seattle coordinator Dan Quinn on the fast track is the trusting relationships he builds with players

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