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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Oct. 13

Fact: Matt Ryan has never lost a game of hopscotch

Carolina Panthers v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Happy Tuesday, Falcoholics! Wouldn’t it be nice if we were fans of a competitive football team. Imagine what that’d be like ...

To start, Sundays wouldn’t be the worst day of the week. We wouldn’t spend our time, energy, and (let’s be honest) hard-earned beer money on a team that doesn’t produce results. Yeah, that’d be nice.

We coat our links in flour and then give them a gentle pat, just to make sure the flour sticks to the buttermilk. That’s how we get the crunchiest coating.

Arthur Blank does what he had to do

The Dan Quinn Era in Atlanta has come to an official end. And so has the Thomas Dimitroff Era. These moves were a long time in the making and this is about as dark it gets in the NFL. Arthur Blank simply had no choice. Nothing was going to make this easier to stomach, and making the move now was best for everyone involved. But there are brighter days ahead. We hope.

On a positive note, Arthur Blank just gave a generous gift to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. And Evan Birchfield was kind enough to share all the details.

Atlanta presents as interesting coaching destination

If you ask him, Arthur Blank is basically ready to hand over the keys to the franchise. In fact, he publicly declared his intent to be relatively hands off with the next head coach-general manager combo. He’s going to let them do their thing. You just don’t hate to hear that as a candidate for the job. Heck, the fans like it too.

How did we get here?

Dave Choate offered a diagnosis of what ultimately led to the implosion of the Falcons as we knew them. It’s a well-written piece that deserves your time.

If you prefer visual or audio content, an emergency episode of The Falcoholic Live dropped yesterday as well, and it was glorious.

Recapping Sunday’s loss

Check out Adnan Ikic’s fantasy stud and dud where he breaks down the team’s best and worst fantasy performers this week. Speaking of individual contributions, I dropped the latest installment of 3 up, 3 down.

Last but not least, Dave Choate’s recap helped us re-live the heartwarming loss to Carolina.