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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Jan. 8

The coaching search wears on, as do our 2018 reflections.

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As the chill of January sets in, Falcons fans sit, with hot beverages in hand, wondering who the next offensive coordinator is going to be.

Have no fear! The Falcoholic has the links to update you on where exactly the search is right now, who has been ruled out, and who might still be in the chase.

We’ve also got some great recollections of the season gone by, so link in with us and let’s get to reading.

Coaching Search Updates (Hint: It looks like Koetter)

Jason Butt with The Athletic offered up a hearty helping of Falcons offensive coaching search updates, with insight into each new nugget of information we have to chew on.

Inside, you’ll find the latest news on Mike Mularkey, Dirk Koetter, Darrell Bevell and Gary Kubiak, who is, indeed, still a potential candidate for the job.

Or is he? Late last night, D. Orlando Ledbetter at the AJC reported that Koetter had been offered the job. Koetter’s got a fine track record but is a bit of a surprising choice for a team looking to juice their offense this offseason.

Revisiting 2018

Though, we, for the most part, have put 2018 behind us, we’ve still got some recollections to sort through to sum up that bizarre season.

The Falcoholic staff put together the best and worst moments from the year that was, reminiscing about all the old highlights that made you smile and game turnouts that made you hide your face in a pillow. Read along with us and walk down 2018’s memory lane.

The Judge

As we continue to remember 2018, let’s emphasize the bright spots on the roster that give us hope for the future.

Our head honcho Dave Choate broke down Ito Smith’s rookie year and how he should have us all being hopeful in the running back position from here on.

No Jet Landing for Pro Bowl

Well, it’s not looking like the Jet will be flying to Orlando for the Pro Bowl this year.

Julio Jones has opted to withdraw from the festivities with injury. Bucs WR Mike Evans will take his spot.

This leaves C Alex Mack the only official Falcons selection attending for now.

The Quarterback Room

We’re in the midst of breaking down all of the Falcons’ 2018 positional groups, and we’ve started with the signal callers themselves, the quarterbacks.

How did Matt Ryan fare in 2018 in an overview sense? What’s the status for Matt Schaub and Kurt Benkert right now? Answers lie within.

Dave provided his insight into where the quarterbacks group is going and if a new backup is needed. Should they bring Schaub back? Should they go with a new gunslinger to back Ryan up? Seek the truth beyond the link!

Trench Talk

I wrote up a piece over the weekend about something that’s been on my mind ever since it became abundantly clear that the 2019 Falcons offseason had a lot in common with the 2014 one. It involves the trenches, buzzwords and rectifying with a vengeance.

Join me for a trip down a most sordid section of memory lane and a warning for the future.

Alright, Falcoholics, those are the links. Stay warm out there and stick with us through this coaching search. Here’s hoping they find the right person for the job (and the weather heats up a bit).