FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Friday that “yes,” he was happy with the variety in offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian’s red zone playcalling despite the team going 1-for-5 in the red zone during Thursday night’s 18-12 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Falcons managed just nine points on those five red zone opportunities, with a 9-yard touchdown run by Tevin Coleman and a 21-yard field goal by Matt Bryant. Bryant missed the extra point on Coleman’s red zone score.
“I was pleased with the variety in terms of calling plays, especially down in the red zone,” Quinn said Friday after watching the tape. “There’s certain ones that you could do from the 5 [yard line] to the 10. When you get back, get a little bit further, you can throw over the top of somebody still. When you’re down closer, obviously you can’t throw over a defender anymore. Back line is good. Outside toward the pylon is good.
“So, we were pleased with ‘where.’ What we were not pleased with was the
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