Falcons trying to cut down on pre-snap penalties

Penalty flag is seen on the field during an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Arizona Cardinals at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
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Penalty flag is seen on the field during an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Arizona Cardinals at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Credit: Rick Osentoski

Credit: Rick Osentoski

After two exhibition games, Falcons coach Dan Quinn has been seeing yellow at night.

“One of the issues coming out of the two games was the amount of fouls that we had and so many of them being pre-snap,” Quinn said on Monday.

The Falcons had 12 penalties for 97 yards in their opener against the Broncos and 12 for 98 yards against in the loss to the Dolphins on Thursday.

“We are going to work like crazy to get those corrected,” Quinn said. “We’ve got all sorts of opportunities. We are kind of at the midway point of the (exhibition) season for us with five games and our third one is coming up.”

Quinn will be looking for improvement when the Falcons host the Jets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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