Falcons coach Dan Quinn discusses the 8-8 season. He felt they made some strides in his first season.

Quinn's message to parting Falcons: 'Be relentless'

“One cannot understand what it means to be relentless until you have struggled to possess something that is just out of your reach,” Quinn said he told the players.

“For us, that’s the postseason and that hurts,” Quinn added. “We didn’t get that part done. I wanted these guys to have something things to think about going into the off season, how hard they have to work.”

The quote appears to be from the book “Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable.” The book is authored by Tim S. Grover, an athletic trainer who is best known for working with NBA starts such as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. The book seeks to show readers “how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.”

The passage of the book Quinn containing the quote Quinn used references Dwyane Wade’s journey from unheralded high school recruit, to sitting out his first season at Marquette, to becoming an NBA superstar.

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