Falcons owner Arthur Blank watches pregame warmups. The Atlanta Falcons played the Baltimore Ravens in a NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
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Blank: ‘I haven’t lost any faith in coach Quinn or Thomas’

Falcons owner Arthur Blank was not pleased after the 26-16 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. 

“It’s very difficult,” Blank said after the team’s fourth straight defeat. “It’s difficult for our fans. It’s difficult for our organization. But, I’ll take a long view.”

The Falcons were considered a Super Bowl contender this season, but after series of injuries they are 4-8 with four games to play.

“This is a difficult period for coach (Dan Quinn),” Blank said. “I think back over the years we’ve had together and the incredible job that he’s done, the players and coaches. We’re in a difficult time right down. They’ll figure out the answers.”

Blank said he still has faith in his top football men, who helped to guide the Falcons to the playoffs the past two season and to Super Bowl LI after the 2016 season. 

“I haven’t lost any faith in Coach Quinn or (general manager) Thomas (Dimitroff),” Quinn said. “They’ll do the evaluations. They always evaluate at the end of the year. That’s what they do. They do it whether if we are 16-0 or 0-16. That’s what they do. They’ll do that again this year.”  

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