ed more about how Dan Quinn has approached the offseason." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteThe Falcoholican Atlanta Falcons communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsLibraryFalconsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Library FalcFans Podcast on The FalcoholicContact The FalcoholicFalcons StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Falcons NewsYahoo Falcons Team PageYahoo Falcons ReportYahoo Falcons Depth ChartYahoo Falcons TransactionsYahoo Falcons PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Recently Youth Ty Sambrailo Jersey , we’ve gotten a better look at the Falcons behind the scenes New,19commentsJason Butt’s reporting at The Athletic has revealed more about how Dan Quinn has approached the offseason. EDTShareTweetShareShareRecently, we’ve gotten a better look at the Falcons behind the scenes Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty ImagesOne of the most maddening things about being a fan is that players and coaches rarely seem to share your enduring disgust for their performances. Whether you’re a princely Patriots fan sitting on a hoard of rings like a Smaug who regularly drops the r’s from its sentences or a sad sack Browns or Falcons fan still hoping for that first championship, you’re going to spend quite a bit of your life as a fan angry about something. Even the most level-headed and wise among us regularly are pissed on gamedays, to say nothing of during drafts and heated free agent signing periods.That’s how Mike Smith and Dan Quinn have found themselves in the crosshairs over the years. Smitty was infamous for his bland, execution-centric pronouncements after losses, and Quinn has become known for much the same. What 2018’s lackluster season did in ways both large and small was to make those pronouncements unsatisfying, and to Quinn’s and the team’s credit Stitched Justin Bethel Jersey , they’ve taken the opportunity to do soul-searching in a more public way than we’re used to. Jason Butt at The Athletic has been the primary beneficiary of this, enjoying access reporters haven’t had to the coaching staff in what feels like (and probably has been) years. That’s allowed him to put together two pieces of detailed, diligent reporting on a film session from OTAs and a DQ-centric series of interviews with coaches. What do we learn from pieces like these? First of all, that as I always insisted about both Smitty and Quinn, that the even public-facing comments are not quite what happens behind closed doors. For example, Dan Quinn is not going to tell us what he told his players about letting go of their coordinators, which had to be crushing for guys who have, say Youth Justin Bethel Jersey , only known Keith Armstrong as a special teams coordinator. It’s highly suggested that you read these pieces if you have a subscription at The Athletic, because even if they don’t exactly make you love Quinn’s methods, it will help to illuminate them. Is this for the fans? In some way, yes, because the primary beneficiary of this kind of reporting tends to be readers like you and I who are eager to know more about the inner workings of the team, rather than...well, the team that already knows the inner workings of the team. But as Quinn and players have made abundantly clear again and again this offseason, ultimately all this self-reflection and reckoning is aimed at making a football team that struggled mightily in 2018 better. We appreciate the insight Stitched Jack Crawford Jersey , but at the end of the day I care much more about this approach yielding better results in 2019, and these articles do help us understand what those efforts look like behind the scenes. Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley is one of several key players from the team who has been absent from the team’s voluntary offseason workouts, but he confirmed that his absence won’t stretch into the mandatory portion of the schedule.The Falcons will wrap up the offseason program with a three-day minicamp that starts on June 12. Beasley told Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com that he will “definitely” be in attendance.Beasley declined to provide a reason why he opted to work out on his own this offseason. He’s entering the final year of his contract after the Falcons exercised their option on his contract for this season. He’ll make $12.81 million and will be in line for a bigger deal should he post strong numbers off the edge this season.Beasley had 15.5 sacks in 2016, but has dropped to five sacks in each of the last two seasons. Head coach Dan Quinn said early in OTAs that there were “specific exercises and techniques that I wanted [Beasley] to work through” this offseason, but that work will have to be done at minicamp or training camp instead.