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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Monday, Sept. 21

What a disaster.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

I had so much positive stuff written here. I can’t. Here’s Falcoholinks.

Falcons - Cowboys recap

The Atlanta Falcons rolled into Dallas and took no prisoners for one half. And then they forgot what football was, or what a football even is, or that you’re supposed to jump on it when it’s rolling by your feet and the game is on the line. This team is either cursed or cursed with terrible coaching. I’m inclined to think it’s the latter.

Regardless, at this point, the only way to rectify this situation is to nuke this regime from orbit. The Falcons leave Dallas with the ignominious honor of being the only team in NFL history to score 39 points, not turn the football over, and still lose.

The Quinn/Dimitroff Era has more than worn out its welcome, and without a fresh perspective and new personnel to harness the talent on this football team there’s zero reason to believe things will improve.

Calvin Ridley has a game

Third-year wide receiver Calvin Ridley is collecting touchdowns in buckets early on in the 2020 season, and he kept that pace up in Atlanta’s loss against Dallas. Another wasted performance from one of the bright young receivers in the game.


Insult to injury. The Falcons did not escape this disaster unscathed. A number of players were injured in the contest, the most notable being the groin injury to defensive end Takkarist McKinley and the knee injury to right tackle Kaleb McGary. McGary’s injury is most concerning, as it did not appear to be related to contact.

Kaleb McGary could only put minimal weight on his left knee as he was helped off of the football field. He would eventually require the cart for assistance. The initial word on Kaleb McGary is that he may have an MCL sprain, which would be good news all things considered.

Among McGary as other Falcons that picked up injuries and would not return were: Takk McKinley, Foyesade Oluokun, and Ricardo Allen.

We will keep you informed with any updates as we receive them.

The Falcoholic Live post-game special

Perhaps you still want to stew in your anger over the abject failure that is the 2020 Atlanta Falcons? If that’s your feeling on Monday morning, then you should see what The Falcoholic Crew had to say on the post-game special.