] The Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday announced that head
] coach Dan Reeves has been released from his contract
] effective immediately.
this is the first time i have actively disagreed with Blanks. Reeves is an incredible coach. check out these qualifications:
Reeves began his head-coaching career in Denver where he compiled a 117-79-1 record from 1981-92. He led the Broncos to three Super Bowls, four AFC championship games, five AFC West Division titles and eight winning seasons. He was named Coach of the Year in 1984, 1989 and 1991.
In 1993, Reeves was named head coach of the New York Giants. He again was named Coach of the Year after leading the Giants to an 11-5 record and a wild-card playoff victory.
Reeves became the Falcons' head coach in 1997. In his second season with the Falcons, Reeves was named Coach of the Year for the fifth time as he led the Falcons to the NFC West title with a 14-2 record and the club's first Super Bowl appearance.
Reeves leaves the Falcons having become just the seventh coach in NFL history to reach 200 victories. He also was the winningest active coach in the league.
Overall, Reeves has participated in 50 playoff games and nine Super Bowls as player, assistant coach and head coach.
SI.com - NFL - Reeves released as Falcons' head coach - Wednesday December 10, 2003 10:33AM