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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Dec. 10

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The Falcons head westward for a Sunday Battle of Bad Teams. We preview their game against the Chargers and more in today’s Falcoholinks.

Falcons - Chargers on deck

Sunday is a late-afternoon (we operate on EST over here) clash of two teams better reserved for the Landfill League: The Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Chargers. The Falcons hold an impressive 8-2 all-time record against the Chargers, so even though this season has gone entirely awry, surely this match-up will knock loose some decent memories of past meetings.

The Chargers enter this one 3-9, but they’re lead by impressive rookie quarterback Justin Herbert who has shown he can make plays when he needs to. On the flipside, this Los Angeles squad is fresh on the heels of a 45-0 shellacking courtesy of the New England Patriots.

Both of these teams are bad, which will hopefully make for a great watch. The Falcons are 2.5 road favorites in this one, for what it’s worth. They did have a number of players who did not participate in Wednesday’s practice, so we’ll monitor their status as we approach Sunday.

An overhaul needed

We were warming to the idea of the Falcons retaining Raheem Morris as their permanent head coach next season after a fairly impressive stretch of games since he took over, but after last weekend’s nonsense against the Saints we’re tossing that thought out of the window.

For 2021, this franchise needs to be rid of all of Dan Quinn’s coaching personnel and start fresh. Those two Saints games confirmed it.

Practice squad news

We’ve got a new addition and some shuffling on the practice squad, as the Falcons added former New York Giant corner Chris Williamson and also announced that they’ve protected four other players.

The Falcoholic Live Ep. 126

The Falcoholic gang did their usual thing on Wednesday night, and it involved a lot of ire directed at Dirk Koetter’s offense. If you didn’t catch the live show, you can view the entire episode right here.