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ASHBURN, Virginia Coach Dan Quinn said during his opening press conference that offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy had been sacked by the Washington Commanders following just one season on the team.

Bieniemy was thought to have little chance of coming back, but on Sunday night, Washington officially selected Kliff Kingsbury to be their offensive coordinator. Quinn claimed that on Monday, he personally broke the news to Bieniemy.

Quinn remarked, “We won’t work together here, but I wanted him to know that I really appreciate the work that he’s done.” I’m hoping for the best for him.”

Bieniemy, who won two Super Bowls as the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs during his five-year tenure, joined Ron Rivera’s staff during the summer.

Several sources in Washington claimed that players were uncomfortable under Bieniemy’s direction, but more than that, the

But in 2023 Washington also started quarterback Sam Howell, who entered with just one start the year before as a rookie. The Commanders also had a revamped offensive line that wasn’t considered a strength, which team officials privately acknowledged.

However, one team source said late in the year, the issues were compounded by Bieniemy’s desire to throw the ball — Washington led the league with 636 pass attempts this season.

Not that the offensive struggles were new: Washington has now ranked 20th or worse in both yards and points for six consecutive seasons.

Enter Kingsbury. Quinn coached against Kingsbury when he was a defensive coordinator at Florida in 2012 and the latter was the offensive coordinator at Texas A&M. The Gators won 20-17. They later met at an awards show and, Quinn said, “hit it off.”

Quinn said he hired Kingsbury for the same reason he hired Kyle Shanahan for a similar position with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.

The Atlanta Falcons have cut Dan Quinn loose, firing the head coach following a fifth straight loss to open the season.

The move comes on the heels of a 23-16 loss to the visiting Carolina Panthers on Sunday, and alongside the dismissal of General Manager Thomas Dimitroff.

Defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has been named interim coach for the 0-5 Falcons who on Sunday travel to the 1-4 Minnesota Vikings.

“Raheem is a strong leader and a talented coach that has adapted to a variety of roles since joining the Falcons in 2015,” Falcons President and CEO Rich McKay said in a statement Monday.

The downfall of Dan Quinn

Quinn had been the head coach in Atlanta since 2015, a tenure that famously included the memorable collapse of Super Bowl LI. On February 5, 2017, Quinn’s Falcons led the New England Patriots 28-3 in the third quarter before ultimately falling in overtime, 34-28. New England’s 25-point comeback remains the largest in Super Bowl history.

Atlanta finished 7-9 in 2018 and 2019, failing to reach the playoffs in either season. Quinn’s seat in Atlanta had been hot for some time, with the 0-5 start to 2020 cementing his departure.

The Falcons are one of only three NFL teams without a win, joining the New York Jets and New York Giants at 0-5.

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