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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Oct. 15

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Fact: Devonta Freeman hasn’t cursed since 2004

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It’s hard to know how to fix the Falcons. In many ways, this isn’t the team we thought it was when training camp kicked off in July. But at some point, Dan Quinn will be fired. And at some point, this roster will start to chart a path back to relevance. It’s anyone’s guess when all this will happen, but trust me, it will! Maybe not before I die. And maybe not before the world is run by an army of authoritarian robots. But believe me, it will happen.

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Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals hurt. Falcons Twitter did what it had to do in order to cope with the fourth straight loss. As Dave drunkenly muttered after the failed comeback, “agony abounds.” And let’s be honest, it’s damn near impossible to find a silver lining after a game like that. But if you can, then good for you, because this team is downright depressing.

We’re all sick and tired of watching this defense struggle. But truth be told, it’s the head-scratching play calls that keep you up at night. For example, if you drop an interior defensive lineman into coverage, you’re going to have a bad time. Fact. But alas, that’s the Dan Quinn way, apparently.

Sunday’s loss was a mixed bag, containing some good and bad individual performances. But how about those fantasy performances on offense? Matt Ryan had a record-setting day and Austin Hooper continues to dominate in the Falcons passing attack. Sunday’s game just had lots of great individual performances on offense.

Sacks aren’t everything, but sacks aren’t something the Falcons are doing much of in 2019. The Falcons haven’t sacked a quarterback in 3 weeks. That’s atrocious, plain and simple.

The Falcons are comfortably on the bottom of the division. The Saints and the Panthers both came away with wins.

Life is pain. Carry on, Falcoholics. Carry on.