Falcons head coach Dan Quinn looks on from the sideline in the first half against the New York Jets during a preseason game Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 , at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Tweetcap: Quinn eager get back to practice 

Team’s style of play didn’t show up in the opener 

The Falcons loss to the New York Jets 17-0 on Friday and Quinn was “disappointed” in the effort. 

The Falcons are set to host the Kansas City Chiefs at 7 p.m. Friday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 

“At the game, even though you have good week of preparation it doesn’t ensure that you are going to just emotionally be ready to go,” Quinn said. “Let’s be sure this week, which we are really pumped about because we get to be here at home in front of our fans, let’s be sure that our style really comes through. That’s the energy we are looking for.” 

The Falcons have limited contact and few padded practices. The lack on contact appeared to show in the Jets’ game. 

“The physicality of it, that has to go down,” Quinn said. “The tackling and the live work, that’s where we get our best action in the preseason games.” 

The Falcons will start working on their regular-season routine. 

“I think it’s important as a player to start establishing what a routine looks like in terms of the morning, the walk-though and up through it,” Quinn said. “We won’t focus much on the opponent until we get later on in the week. It is important to start that process of how do you get ready? What do you do in practice, the competition and where that goes.”

Here are some tweets from Quinn’s pre-practice presser:

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D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.