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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, Jan. 20

Fact: Roger Goodell uses a water pick in lieu of floss

2018 NFL Draft Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Happy Wednesday, Falcoholics! You’re just 2 days removed from the weekend. Congrats for making it this far. With a new regime in place, the Falcons’ road to redemption lays ahead. It’s time for this franchise to get its mind right and get back on track. With any luck, that’s what comes next. Fingers. Crossed.

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The Falcons made their selection of Terry Fontenot as Thomas Dimitroff’s successor official yesterday. And under his leadership, it looks like the Falcons will be following the best player available approach in the upcoming draft. You don’t hate to hear that, even if the team takes Matt Ryan’s successor with the fourth overall pick.

Arthur Smith confirmed during his introductory presser that he will be calling plays next season. If you’ve watched any Titans games over the past couple of years, Smith saying he intends to call the plays should induce a fair amount of excitement. The Falcons are far from juggernaut status, but Smith should be able to do some damage with the current roster next season.

Eric Robinson’s primer about Terry Fontenot is a must-read. Fontenot is the Falcons’ first Black general manager and his resume is nothing short of impressive. Had the Falcons not successfully wooed him, he was the heir apparent in New Orleans. That’s how highly regarded he comes.

Curious how Arthur Smith landed in Atlanta? Dave “Twinkle Toes” Choate broke down 5 reasons Smith managed to find a new home with the Falcons. Smith now needs to fill out his staff, and a Jonathan Gannon-Dean Pees defensive coordinator combo may be in the cards for the Falcons.

Go, Falcoholics. Vanquish thine enemies.