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The power rankings agree: The Falcons are better now

The power rankings agree: The Falcons are better now

Everything is going to be okay, power rankings say. The Falcons lost Devonta Freeman, possibly for the season. We still aren’t certain if Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu will be able to suit up this week. Matt Bryant is hurt. The team already has lost Deion Jones, Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen and Andy Levitre for either most or all of the season. But the power rankings don’t care about. The power rankings care if you win. And the Falcons won. Barely, yes, and with plenty of questions still to answer. But they won, and the gods of the power rankings smile. Oh, how they smile. Let us see...
The Falcoholic Sep 29, 2018
There will be hell to pay in the NFC if the Atlanta Falcons make the playoffs

There will be hell to pay in the NFC if the Atlanta Falcons make the playoffs

Message to the rest of the NFC: bury the Falcons while you can. The Atlanta Falcons are on the mat at the moment — beaten and bruised, both literally and figuratively, three weeks into the season. The Falcons sit at 1-2, their worst record after three weeks since 2013. They’ve lost starters Keanu Neal, Andy Levitre and Ricardo Allen for the entire season and are without Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones for two months. Starting running back Devonta Freeman has been out for multiple weeks and starting DE Takk McKinley missed the Week 3 matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Atlanta has...
The Falcoholic Sep 25, 2018
Falcons fans need to trust Dan Quinn and give him time

Falcons fans need to trust Dan Quinn and give him time

He’s earned it. The Falcons have injuries this year that are some of the worst we’ve ever seen. In just three games, the team has already lost both starting safeties for the year and their pro-bowl middle linebacker for at least half the year. Their best pass rusher is also sidelined while an important rotational player is also warming the bench. The offense is only slightly better off, with Andy Levitre gone for the year and Devonta Freeman missing the past two games with more to come. Understandably, fans desperately want to see the team do something. Coming into the season, many...
The Falcoholic Sep 22, 2018
Where the Atlanta Falcons stand heading into Week 3 against the Saints

Where the Atlanta Falcons stand heading into Week 3 against the Saints

The banged up Falcons can seal up a pivotal win against New Orleans. Tomorrow, the Falcons will tackle the New Orleans Saints. If you’re looking to see where the team is at heading into this game in terms of roster construction, health and overall outlook, look no further than our weekly update. This is an important game, and as you might imagine, the stakes are pretty high. Roster Update The Falcons made one change to their active roster this week, placing Andy Levitre on injured reserve and signing former Viking Zac Kerin. He’s done little at the NFL level and will be deep depth on...
The Falcoholic Sep 20, 2018
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Sept. 20

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Thursday, Sept. 20

I gambled on Austin Hooper leaping over a guy and made money. Hey, it’s one day closer to game day. Have a look at Thursday’s Falcholinks. Wes Schweitzer assumes starting duties Andy Levitre’s season-ending triceps injury was yet another tile to fall in this game of Devil’s Dominoes the Falcons have been playing on the health front. Levitre likely played his last snap for the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, and in the three seasons he’s been with the team he’s proven a solid asset when fully healthy. Third-year guard Wes Schweitzer assumed left guard duties in Levitre’s...
The Falcoholic Sep 19, 2018
The Falcoholic Live: Ep52 - Week 2 Recap & Saints Preview

The Falcoholic Live: Ep52 - Week 2 Recap & Saints Preview

Join Kevin, Eric, and Adnan at 8:10 PM ET as they recap everything we learned from the Panthers game, bring you the latest injury updates on Levitre, Takk, and Shelby, and preview Sunday’s match-up against the Saints. Watch the broadcast below beginning at 8:10 PM ET Welcome, fellow Falcoholics, to Episode 52 of The Falcoholic Live! Kevin, Eric, and Adnan are here to bring you their best takes from the Falcons’ Week 2 victory over the Carolina Panthers. We’ll also be bringing you the latest updates on the injuries to LG Andy Levitre, EDGE Takkarist McKinley, and EDGE Derrick...
The Falcoholic Sep 19, 2018
Takkarist McKinley injury: Defensive end, Derrick Shelby are day-to-day

Takkarist McKinley injury: Defensive end, Derrick Shelby are day-to-day

Dan Quinn says he hopes both can play this weekend, which is a major relief. The Falcons won’t have to start Steven Means after all! That’s the big takeaway from Dan Quinn’s comments on 92.9 The Game in Atlanta this morning, where he discussed Andy Levitre’s trip to injured reserve and injuries to both Takkarist McKinley and Derrick Shelby. The Falcons’ leading sack artist (tied with Brian Poole) and his backup appear to be day-to-day, and while that connotation has been a kiss of death this year, DQ expressed some optimism about them playing the Saints this Sunday. #Falcons...
The Falcoholic Sep 19, 2018
Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, Sept. 19

The injuries continue to mount as the Saints come to town. We’re still reveling in the triumph over the Panthers, but now it’s time to gear up for Sunday’s battle at The Benz against the New Orleans Saints. Coming off an impressive offensive display last week, the Falcons hope to continue that good work when the Saints head to town. We’ve got everything to get you up to speed in today’s edition of Falcoholinks. LG Andy Levitre headed to IR with triceps injury Just awkward, dejected laughter at this point. The Falcons have had several relatively injury-free seasons recently, but...
The Falcoholic Sep 19, 2018
What does the loss of Andy Levitre mean for the Falcons?

What does the loss of Andy Levitre mean for the Falcons?

Fact: Andy Levitre has performed seventeen emergency tracheotomies The Falcons announced their decision to put Andy Levitre on injured reserve today. Levitre suffered a sobering, season-ending triceps injury that will likely conclude his tenure with the team. As the Falcons move forward, Levitre’s absence will have significant ripple effects. Let’s talk about how his absence will affect the team both immediately and down the road. Short-term concerns Levitre’s absence means Wes Schweitzer just became the starting left guard. Try to wrap your mind around that for a minute....
FOX Sports Sep 18, 2018
Falcons G Levitre (triceps) out for season, 3rd player down

Falcons G Levitre (triceps) out for season, 3rd player down

The Atlanta Falcons have lost another starter to a season-ending injury
Falcons release official depth chart for Saints’ game

Falcons release official depth chart for Saints’ game

With Andy Levitre out for the season, Wes Schweitzer isprovi the proverbial next man up at left guard for the Falcons.
The Falcoholic Sep 18, 2018
The key to Atlanta’s offensive success could be Andy Levitre’s health

The key to Atlanta’s offensive success could be Andy Levitre’s health

The veteran left guard has been a stalwart on the Falcons’ offensive line for years, but injuries disrupted his 2017 season. Levitre’s health could be the catalyst for a dominant offense in 2018. UPDATE: With the news of Andy Levitre’s injury, we thought it might be worth bringing up this previous article about Levitre’s impact on the offense. The original article was published before the season. There is much being made about the potential for the Falcons’ offense to have a “bounce-back” year in 2018. Despite the team posting top-10 offensive numbers in many categories,...
The Falcoholic Sep 18, 2018
Falcons add guard Zac Kerin after Andy Levitre goes on injured reserve

Falcons add guard Zac Kerin after Andy Levitre goes on injured reserve

The former Viking, Lion and Giant has started one game in his NFL career, and once backed up Brandon Fusco. The Falcons put Andy Levitre on injured reserve just a short time ago, and they have a corresponding roster move ready to go. Oddly enough, it’s Brandon Fusco’s former backup when both players were with the Vikings. Zac Kerin is a former undrafted free agent who spent three years with the Vikings before bouncing around to the Lions and Giants. He’s fairly mobile and has dabbled at center in the past, but he’s participated in just 16 NFL games since 2014 and is obviously no...
Falcons’ guard Levitre out for the season

Falcons’ guard Levitre out for the season

Falcons starting left guard Andy Levitre suffered a triceps injury and will be placed on injured reserve for the season, according to Zach Klein of Channel 2 WSB.
The Falcoholic Sep 18, 2018
Falcons guard Andy Levitre heading to injured reserve, will miss 2018 season

Falcons guard Andy Levitre heading to injured reserve, will miss 2018 season

Levitre will finish his second season in a row on injured reserve thanks to a bad elbow. The Atlanta Falcons have spent the last few seasons uncharacteristically healthy. As most football analysts will tell you, you should expect those outliers to revert to the mean. And boy is that reversion coming fast and heavy for the Falcons, who are out their starting guard. Updates on Andy Levitre, Derrick Shelby and Takk McKinley coming on Wednesday #Falcons— William McFadden (@willmcfadden) September 17, 2018 We were expecting updates on a number of injured Falcons tomorrow, but I guess we...

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