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

Fact: Calvin Ridley can drive most go-karts with his eyes closed

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Tuesday, Falcoholics! Don’t worry, there are only 4 games standing between you and the off-season. Just imagine: days filled with speculation about which player the Falcons will waste their top-10 draft pick on. Nights filled with opinion pieces about why the overhyped free agent the Falcons signed is the missing puzzle piece we’ve all been waiting for. It’s going to be, in a word, glorious.

Our links are coated with bread crumbs, pickle juice, and our signature blend of herbs and spices. Then we deep fry them until they’re golden brown.

Dave Choate’s recap of Sunday’s loss is the functional equivalent of extra strength Tylenol. It’ll numb your aches and pains, but if you’re really hurting, you may want to substitute vodka.

The Falcons are apparently considering Louis Riddick for general manager, which isn’t a bad idea on its face. In fact, any human being with a pulse and no affinity for bike shorts will do just fine.

David Walker and Evan Birchfield broke down Sunday’s maddening loss to the Saints in the latest Falcoholic podcast. Give it a listen and re-live the misery.

It’s fair to wonder whether Rich McKay’s continued prominent role in the front office will make the Falcons a less attractive destination for head coach and GM candidates. McKay has played an important role, but his baggage may outweigh his utility going forward.

I brought you this week’s edition of “3 Falcons up, 3 Falcons down” and Adnan Ikic brought you the fantasy stud and dud. On the good news front, check out this fun fact: the Falcons currently hold the 8th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Sure, they’ll waste it on an overhyped pass rusher, but it’ll feel real promising in the lead up to the draft, and that has to count for something.