"Yes, I am past it, but I'm not over it," Quinn said. "And I never will be."
During a conference call introducing the Falcons' new offensive coordinator, he talked openly about the battle with alcoholism that cost him his last head coaching job in 2015.
The Atlanta Falcons on Friday continued the dramatic remaking of their coaching staff following their Super Bowl loss by promoting Marquand Manuel to defensive coordinator. The Falcons also hired Bryant Young as defensive line coach and two assistants received new titles. Raheem Morris was named wide receivers/passing game coordinator and assistant head coach, while Doug Mallory was promoted to defensive backs coach.
The changes mean the NFC champions will have two new coordinators next season.
The Falcons are still trying to grasp how they let a Super Bowl championship slip away .
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn addressed the media on Tuesday afternoon to recap the 2016 season, and beside the obvious Super Bowl 51 talk, he spoke about the hiring of new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.
During overtime, the game had its biggest audience of 117.7 million.
The Falcons were cruising toward their first Super Bowl championship, leading by 25 points in the second half, but then it all slipped awayFalcons' flop a new low for Atlanta's sad sporting history.
Tom Brady has a record fifth Super Bowl win for a quarterback after the biggest comeback in the game's history, and one of the greatest catches. James White ran 2 yards for a touchdown on the first possession of overtime, and the Patriots came back from 25 points down for a 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51.
" There's just not a lot to like about a coach and players who never let anyone get too close to what they're feeling or what they plan to do." #RiseUp