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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Sept. 29

Fact: Thomas Dimitroff is deathly afraid of ketchup

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Oh hello, Falcoholics. Happy Tuesday! We’re glad you’re still with us. Sure, the Falcons are staring down their worst start in 20+ years. And sure, they gave up monster leads in Week 2 and Week 3, making themselves the laughing stock of the league. But this is nothing new for Falcons fans. This is the team we have chosen and continue to choose. All we can do is hope there are better days ahead for this franchise.

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Roster moves

The Falcons’ secondary is woefully thin right now, which is why the return of Jordan Miller from his 4-game suspension couldn’t come at better time. The 2019 5th round draft pick should see the field immediately, and he’s got the talent to play a role with the team going forward.

The Falcons will need to find a new kicker in the short-term because Younghoe Koo will reportedly miss some time with a groin injury. Call me crazy, but why wouldn’t we bring back Matt Bryant? I’m assuming he’s willing and able, but if he were, is it the worst idea the world?

When will it end?

It looks like Dan Quinn is going to get 2 more games out of Arthur Blank. If he can’t find success during that stretch, then he’s gone. We hope. Maybe not. We’ll see.


As he’s prone to do, David Walker broke down the best offensive performance and the best defensive performance. Thanks, David. You’re the best.

I brought you this week’s edition of 3 up, 3 down. Call me crazy for including Todd Gurley on the 3 down list, but his contributions to date haven’t come close to justifying the salary the Falcons are paying him. He simply isn’t the Todd Gurley we thought we might get way back during free agency.

Adnan Ikic brought us this week’s fantasy stud and dud, and he has a slightly different take on Gurley’s production this week.

End of an era

Cory Woodroof wonders whether the end of an era is drawing near. It’s a depressing reality to confront, but it’s something no franchise can escape. It’d be criminal to waste Matt Ryan and Julio Jones’ twilight years, but that doesn’t necessary need to be the case. There’s more than enough talent on this team to right the ship relatively quickly (as early as the 2021 season) if the right coaching staff is put in place.