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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, June 22

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A belated Happy Father’s Day to all the Falcoholic dads out there. We can’t treat you to 18 holes or a smoked brisket but we do have Falcoholinks for your Monday morning.

Secondary situations

The Falcons are banking on the healthy return of strong safety Keanu Neal in 2020, but with a number of new faces and younger players in the secondary, the situation in the defensive backfield can’t be immediately counted as a surefire strength. We’ve been comparing the different positional rankings throughout the NFC South, so how do the Falcons stack up against the competition at the safety spot and the cornerback position?

The future is now

2020 will be the year of the youth movement for the Atlanta Falcons, as they head into the season with a number of young players seeing starts at a variety of positions. The Falcons are counting on the likes of Kaleb McGary, Calvin Ridley, and Hayden Hurst to propel the team into the playoff picture.

Matt Ryan on The Daily Show

Matt Ryan has done solid work in the wake of George Floyd’s death, raising over $1 million via his GoFundMe to benefit Atlanta’s Black community. He recently spoke with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show about using his platform to combat racism.

A different kind of camp

With a number of NFL players and staff testing positive for COVID-19 last week, it’s clear that more precautions will be in order as training camp approaches. The NFL has already directed teams to hold training camps at their practice facilities, and while that doesn’t affect the Falcons, training camp will likely look much different than years past.

A conversation with Morten Andersen

The Falcoholic’s Evan Birchfield recently had a conversation with Morten Andersen, and picked the Great Dane’s brain about the value of the onside kick, his Pro Bowl experiences, and his favorite player to be around during his NFL tenure.