FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons fire 3 top assistant coaches following 7-9 finish

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons fire 3 top assistant coaches following 7-9 finish

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Widespread changes came quickly following the Atlanta Falcons’ first losing season since 2014.

Changes were expected, and out are offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong — all fired on Monday.

Coach Dan Quinn announced the firings and said he will take over the defense.

“All three of these men are excellent coaches that I have a lot of respect for,” Quinn said in a statement released by the team.

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