Falcons eye Dolphins, Bills for joint practices

Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn said the group has discussed getting joint tactics with both equally Miami and Buffalo, the first two opponents on the Falcons’ preseason agenda.

Quinn cautioned that the final decision is not closing, having said that, with so considerably uncertainty regarding the coronavirus pandemic and how it will have an effect on the timing of groups returning to the industry.

“As much as the timing regarding executing some scrimmaging [with] some other groups, the two groups that we spoke to way back in the offseason have been Miami and Buffalo,” Quinn said. “And so if those tips are in area that we’re ready to, we will. And then definitely if they’re not, we would not.”

The Falcons final held joint tactics in 2014, hosting the Tennessee Titans for HBO’s “Difficult Knocks” and then touring to Houston to work with the Texans.

The Falcons are scheduled to host the Dolphins amongst Aug. 13-seventeen and are scheduled to visit the Bills amongst Aug. 20-24.

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The NFL has not offered groups with steering at this stage regarding functions these kinds of as joint tactics. The league is performing with outdoors authorities and the NFL Players Affiliation to produce protocols for players returning to group amenities. The NFL then will work on procedures for education camp.

Clubs have been notified to choose actions to have proper protocols in area by Friday as a measure top to the reopening of group amenities. Quinn agreed with Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin about not getting any group facility open right until all can open.

Whilst Quinn discussed the strategy of the joint tactics, he didn’t want to get way too in advance of himself regarding matters top up to the season. Quinn said the big discussions will arrive from the league and that the Falcons will adhere to those tips.

For now, the Falcons will carry on their digital planning for the normal season, which is scheduled to start off Sept. 13 at property versus the Seattle Seahawks.

“A whole lot of people have been talking about what we will not know or what we’re not ready to do,” Quinn said. “But I might like to begin right now with just the reverse and fill you in or what we do know and what we have began executing.

“The digital offseason application, we’ve had 3 months that we’ve satisfied with the veterans. This earlier weekend, we in fact had our rookie minicamp – digital, some on Microsoft groups, some on Zoom. And then this 7 days will be a 7 days totally devoted to the rookies. The veterans have off this 7 days from the digital application. … And then, commencing May possibly 18, we will place every person together as a single team.”