I am pretty sure that Dan and Arthur Blank got together to discuss the future of the franchise and Mr. Blank made it abundantly clear that Dan would not be a part of it as a head coach after this season.
Everyone in Atlanta knew that he was going to get the ax after the end of the year. I am not sure exactly why it took place now as opposed to then, but it could have something to do with the candidates they have in mind.
Originally posted by: flxnimprtmscl
Damn, not like this is any real surprise but before the season is over? I'm trying to think and I can't remember the last time a NFL coach got yanked before the season was over.