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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Friday, July 9

Links: They’re in season.

NFL: Pro Football Hall of Fame-Grand Parade Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ever have one of those short weeks that feels far longer than a normal one? Yes, I’m having one of those. Here’s Falcoholinks for your Friday.

Shanahan speaks

We’ve all been wondering what was going through Kyle Shanahan’s brain during the waning minutes of ::whispers:: Super Bowl LI, and on Peter Schrager’s Flying Coach podcast he finally elaborated on his decision-making on that fateful evening.

It’s a solid listen, but be forewarned: It hurts.

We talkin’ about practice?!

Bear with us: it’s currently dead time when it comes to Atlanta Falcons news — but we have some! It’s also about practice! Yes, practice. The Falcons will be hosting joint practices with the Dolphins on August 19th and 18th.

Schedule prediction: Week 3

The Falcons head up to New Jersey in Week 3 to take on the New York Giants, which will be their second straight road contest to start the season. So how do our writers think the Falcons will fare?

Over/Under: RB Mike Davis

Nobody’s really sure how the Falcons’ new backfield situation will play out, but they brought in free agent Mike Davis as the presumptive RB1. If we’re putting money down: Does Davis tally 12 or more touchdowns in 2021?

Who wore it best: Atlanta jersey Nos. 21 - 25

Our Will McFadden’s series on Atlanta jersey history chugs along, as he names the best athlete(s) in Atlanta history to wear numbers 21 - 25.

Forgotten Falcons

Today’s Forgotten Falcon never got the opportunity to really put it together in Atlanta, but did become one of young Dave Choate’s favorite players!

Fantasy outlook: WR Russell Gage

Wide receiver Russell Gage has had a couple of impressive seasons helming his role in Atlanta, but in the wake of Julio Jones’ departure, he finds himself as the Falcons’ defacto WR3. How will that impact your fantasy strategery? Our Evan Birchfield’s got you covered.