The Atlanta Falcons completely revamped their offensive line through the NFL Draft and the offseason.
Coach Dan Quinn had made a bold statement at the end of last season the suggested moves to the line were coming saying ""I'm comfortable at center and left tackle in the same way as you said. Past that, you scrub every bit of it."
"You don't make promises to the owner that you can't keep," McMichael said."When you're talking about making an investment in something, that you definitely needed, yeah maybe. Maybe you were like 'ok, I told Arthur I was going to do this.'"
"Why do you make a promise behind closed doors to an owner so you can then go about making good on that promise? To try and garner some favor? To try to make that relationship even stronger in this tough time right now, where if it doesn't work out it's like 'alright, it didn't work out but it's because I made that promise to you they wanted me to keep so the offensive line wasn't as good as we wanted it to be but I promised you I would work on it. Maybe next year it will be better.'"
If it doesn't work out, Randy still believes both Coach Quinn and GM Dimitroff are gone despite a grand gesture.