Was Durant imposed on Quinn by Dimitroff/Pioli? (If so, Total Harmony might just be overrated.)
Did Quinn ask for Durant? (If so, he mightn't be much of a personnel judge, which would be unfortunate, seeing as how he holds the keys to the kingdom.)
Or did some nameless scout recommend Durant, therefore giving the Flowery Branch brass another excuse to reshuffle their scouting department while adding to the count of former NFL general managers bunking at Camp Arthur? (The number has ballooned to five, not including Dimitroff,
technically still a GM
I might be making too much of this. (That happens on occasion.) It's possible Durant was seen as no more than a stopgap and the Falcons got exactly what they wanted -- one season, no harm, no foul. They surely want the cap space to sign somebody better, which isn't just permissible but advisable. But I find this top-heavy power grid bizarre, and right about now almost anything the Falcons do makes me go, "Hmmm."
Further reading: Value bet to win the next Super Bowl? ESPN's Tuley says the Falcons.
Still further: A defensive coach to offense? The Falcons again stump the band.