Dezmen Southward Moving To Corner?

Lately Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn has been busy on team evaluation. After reading an article from Atlantafalcons.com I’m thinking Quinn may want to turn safety Dezmen Southward into former Seahawk CB and 2 time Super Bowl champion Brandon Browner type player. Here’s what Head Coach Dan Quinn had to say.

“I love the speed and the length, so we’re going to try that versatility. Is he a safety? Is he a corner? We went back to look at his Senior Bowl tape where he also played corner so, I love the speed, I love the length and he’s an interesting guy for us moving forward to see what unique stuff does he have and then try to put him in the best spot to work his skills.”

Dezmen Southward comment begins at 8 min

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Dan Quinn 16th Head Coach of Atlanta Falcons

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Dan Quinn, Seattle’s defensive coordinator on Sunday, has agreed to become the 16th coach of the Atlanta Falcons. It’s a  5 year deal, which Quinn felt the timing was right to become Head Coach.

“I think fortunately for me I have had a lot of opportunities to watch guys, so you learn from the good experiences and you learn from some of the ones that you go, ‘well that didn’t go maybe as well as it could of,’” 

Quinn told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “So, I don’t know if there is a moment that just comes down on you, but I know that is something that I wanted to do, lead a bigger group for a long time. That is really part of the reason I wanted to become a defensive coordinator in hopes that one day I will have the opportunity to become a head coach.”

Dan Quinn talking about hybrid players like Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett.

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What falcons fans should look for from Dan Quinn

Dan Quinn: “Play fast and physical is one of the mottos that we want to play by,” Quinn said. “We don’t play a lot of schemes and calls. It’s not what we play, it’s how we play it. Fast and physical is our style.”

Dan Quinn also said that his philosophy is to put players in a position to succeed. It’s interesting that he said that, because my biggest issue with former Falcons coach Mike Smith was that he did the complete opposite. And players obviously didn’t respond well to it. Especially defensively, ranking dead last 32nd in total defense.

Ken Norton Jr and Richard Sherman had this to say about Dan Quinn.

Ken Norton Jr.

“Dan Quinn is a really special leader,” Norton said. “He knows his stuff. His record speaks for itself with how he’s been able to work with people and put people in the right spots. His defenses have been dominating. So, I think what he’s going to be to accomplish on his own is going to be really good.”

Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman
“He’s great at relating to his players,” Sherman said. “He’s great at understanding the strengths and weakness of his players. He allows everybody to play to their strengths.”

All Dan Quinn has to do is put together an average defense. Then immediately the Falcons become title contenders. No doubt in my mind. With the Matt Ryan & Julio Jones connection, WHY NOT?

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