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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Tuesday, Jan. 19

Fact: Arthur Blank’s short ribs sous vide themselves

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Tuesday, Falcoholics! With any luck, the Falcons will have officially named Terry Fontenot their GM by the end of the day and the off-season will get underway in earnest. But these are the Falcons we’re talking about, which means negotiations are likely to drag into the middle of week and we’ll all get hysterical because, well, that’s what we do.

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Arthur Blank apparently impressed Arthur Smith during the interview process. You can say what you want about Uncle Arthur, the man is determined to make the Falcons into a respectable football team. Not every fan base can claim to have an owner of that sort. We’re blessed.

Kevin Knight broke down some salary restructuring that could give the Falcons some much-needed cap space going into the 2021 season. The Falcons will find a way forward, even if next season’s salary cap isn’t increased, but it’s going to take some creativity from the front office.

Dave “Snickers” Choate dropped a cold, hard fact on the Falcohol sipping masses yesterday: Deshaun Watson won’t be seen in a Falcons uniform any time soon. We all like Watson and the Falcons’ role in his life is a special one, but he won’t be under center in Atlanta, unless he’s quarterbacking an opponent’s team. It’s time to move on from any Deshaun to Atlanta chatter.

Our roster review series dropped its next installment: guards. On one side of the offensive line, the Falcons have an up and comer with a high ceiling. On the other side of the offensive line, the Falcons have the functional equivalent of a turnstile. These are the days of our lives.

Panthers WR coach Frisman Jackson is under consideration for the Falcons offensive coordinator vacancy. No matter which assistants Smith chooses to comprise his staff, Dirk Koetter won’t employed by the Falcons in 2021. Huzzah!

Go forth, Falcoholics. Seize the day.