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Ranking the next NFL head coach to be fired

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on September 30, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 30: head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on September 30, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons
Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

2. Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons

Since blowing a 28-3 lead to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI, Atlanta has steadily declined.

Quinn led the Falcons to a 7-9 mark in 2018, but much of that could be written off to numerous injuries. However, the 1-4 start to this current season isn’t a result of bad physical health. There’s something festering with this talented team that simply isn’t good.

For a head coach whose reputation is pinned to the defensive side of the ball, Week 5’s loss in Houston wasn’t exactly a good look for Quinn. Atlanta yielded 53 points and 592 total yards to the Texans.

The Falcons have a minus-5 turnover differential and have been penalized an NFL-high 49 times — an average of almost 10 per game. That’s a discipline problem, an execution problem and ultimately, a coaching problem.

Having a quarterback like Matt Ryan — who has weapons like Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu to throw to — certainly gives Quinn some leeway in terms of conceding some yards and points on defense. That said, Ryan can’t be counted on to will Atlanta back from behind and become one-dimensional.

The NFC South certainly isn’t easy at the minute. Tampa Bay has improved under new coach Bruce Arians, Carolina has rallied around backup quarterback Kyle Allen with three straight wins and New Orleans hasn’t missed a beat with Teddy Bridgewater replacing the injured Drew Brees.

Those teams comprise six of Atlanta’s final 11 games, with contests against each NFC West team in there, too. That could spell the end for Quinn on the Falcons sidelines.