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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, June 15

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Happy Monday, Falcoholics. As the offseason trudges along, we’ve got some notes from around the league, as well as a couple of entries into our Forgotten Falcons series. Read on for today’s edition of Falcoholinks.

The impact of a shorter preseason

The NFL is considering the very real possibility of an abridged preseason, with the games being pared down from the traditional four to two. Seeing as the preseason is the prime opportunity for bubble prospects to crack the roster, how might a fewer slate of games affect the Falcons roster battles?

TEs and the Dirk offense

Dirk Koetter has had the privilege of running offenses that have featured some top-tier tight ends, including Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez. Whether it was Tony G, Marcedes Lewis, or Cameron Brate, tight ends have fared quite well in a Koetter offense.

We took a look at how TEs have performed under Dirk Koetter in Atlanta, and what that could mean for newcomer Hayden Hurst.

Alex Mack speaks

Falcons center Alex Mack recently joined The Jim Rome Show to talk about the upcoming season, and naturally, the overriding theme was playing games in the middle of a pandemic. Mack gave his thoughts about the presumption of playing without fans, and how it can affect his play.

Forgotten Falcons

Our Forgotten Falcons series rolls along, this week keying in on a running back from that magical 1980 season, Lynn Cain, and a kicker whose contributions helped the Falcons secure a Wild Card Berth in 1978.

Picking from the greats

From Tommy Nobis to Deion Sanders to John Abraham, there are a number of names that can be touted as Falcons greats. Of all of the marquee players to don the red-and-black, which one would fit best with the 2020 iteration of the team?