Falcons Hope Spending Week on the Road Brings Team Closer
SEATTLE (AP) — Atlanta coach Dan Quinn views having the Falcons practice in the Pacific Northwest as an opportunity to maximize preparation for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks and bring his team closer together.
Atlanta extended its winning streak to four with a 23-16 road victory over the Denver Broncos last week. Rather than return home between games, the Falcons are practicing this week at the University of Washington.
Quinn, who took the Atlanta job after being on Seattle's staff as defensive coordinator for the Seahawks' 2013 and 2014 Super Bowl seasons, says it should bring the Falcons closer together as a team.
Quinn says the makeup of the current team figured into the decision to practice in Seattle, saying a team must have the right mindset to "reset and go right to it."