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The Falcoholic Oct 14, 2018
Falcons 34 - Buccaneers 29 final score: Atlanta escapes with a needed victory

Falcons 34 - Buccaneers 29 final score: Atlanta escapes with a needed victory

Despite several scares, the Falcons stay alive for one more week. Atlanta came into this game desperate for a win, if we’re being honest. They needed a win to stay alive and to prove that they were not an absolute mess minus Grady Jarrett, Deion Jones, Keanu Neal and Ricardo Allen, among others. In fits and starts, the Falcons traveled that path. Mike Smith’s Buccaneers defense wasn’t good enough to stop Atlanta, and yet they did often enough that the Falcons couldn’t run away with this one. The defense came up with a couple of stops and actually got some pressure on Jameis...
Inactives: Buccaneers at Falcons

Inactives: Buccaneers at Falcons

Running back Devonta Freeman, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and defensive end Derrick Shelby were declared out of Sunday’s game by Falcons coach Dan Quinn on Friday.
The Falcoholic Oct 13, 2018
Falcons injury update: Derrick Shelby ruled out for Buccaneers game; Devonta Freeman dealing with two injuries

Falcons injury update: Derrick Shelby ruled out for Buccaneers game; Devonta Freeman dealing with two injuries

Atlanta’s top run-stuffing defensive end is out for game 6, and Atlanta’s top running back is dealing with more injuries than previously known. The Falcoholic is turning into the Injuryupdateaholic. We’ve noticed a pretty consistent trend for player injuries: Dan Quinn expresses vague optimism early in the week about injury progress, those players don’t practice, and they are all ruled out by Friday. We covered the news that Devonta Freeman and Grady Jarrett were ruled out yesterday. Tevin Coleman is a great backup so Freeman’s loss isn’t a huge deal, especially as it gets...
FOX Sports Oct 12, 2018

RB Freeman, DT Jarrett out with injuries for Falcons-Bucs

The Atlanta Falcons will be without defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and running back Devonta Freeman for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Injury report: Freeman, Jarrett and Shelby declared out of Bucs’ game

Injury report: Freeman, Jarrett and Shelby declared out of Bucs’ game

Running back Devonta Freeman, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and defensive end Derrick Shelby were declared out of Sunday’s game by Falcons coach Dan Quinn on Friday.
The Falcoholic Oct 12, 2018
Falcons injury report: Devonta Freeman and Grady Jarrett not seen at practice ahead of week 6 game

Falcons injury report: Devonta Freeman and Grady Jarrett not seen at practice ahead of week 6 game

Both players failed to practice yet this week, and with this news, are unlikely to play on Sunday. We’ve been closely monitoring the health of Devonta Freeman and Grady Jarrett this week, as the Atlanta Falcons need a win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to even keep playoff hopes alive. Dan Quinn has been vague but optimistic about, well, every injury this season, so we were hoping these would not be big deals. Per Jason Butt of The Athletic, these injuries are probably big deals. Don’t see Devonta Freeman or Grady Jarrett out here at practice today.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt)...
The Falcoholic Oct 11, 2018
Falcons injury report: Devonta Freeman and Grady Jarrett miss practice again

Falcons injury report: Devonta Freeman and Grady Jarrett miss practice again

Both players appear unlikely to play in week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Atlanta Falcons desperately need to bounce back to full strength, but it’s not happening yet with Devonta Freeman and Grady Jarrett. Dan Quinn has been pretty optimistic with both players, but neither player practiced for the second day in a row. Falcons’ injury report: no changes. pic.twitter.com/UZKoA93k1T— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) October 11, 2018 This does not bode well for their chances of suiting up Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As we’ve noted this week, Steve Sarkisian...
Freeman, Jarrett progressing with foot injuries

Freeman, Jarrett progressing with foot injuries

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (foot) and defensive tackle Grady Jarrett (ankle) are making progress in their rehabilitation, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said on Thursday before practice.
The Falcoholic Oct 10, 2018
Falcons injury report: Devonta Freeman did not participate with new foot injury

Falcons injury report: Devonta Freeman did not participate with new foot injury

Grady Jarrett also failed to practice. The Atlanta Falcons released their injury report today ahead of Sunday’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. The Bucs game feels like one Atlanta wins, if only to keep our hopes alive of a playoff push before those hopes are finally dashed. Like they always are. The good news? Derrick Shelby and Justin Bethel were limited, suggesting they are almost guaranteed to play on Sunday. Bethel is one of the league’s better special teams player, so he should be a decent boost. Shelby is Atlanta’s top run-stuffing defensive end, and honestly, any defensive line...
How bad is Grady Jarrett’s ankle sprain?

How bad is Grady Jarrett’s ankle sprain?

Falcons coach Dan Quinn would not reveal the severity of defensive tackle Grady Jarrett ankle sprain, but is not ruling him out for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.
The Falcoholic Oct 7, 2018
Falcons Steelers inactives: Devonta Freeman playing, Le’Veon Bell has not returned

Falcons Steelers inactives: Devonta Freeman playing, Le’Veon Bell has not returned

No surprises as the Atlanta Falcons get ready to kickoff in Heinz field. We knew the big news ahead of time for the Atlanta Falcons: defensive tackle Grady Jarrett was not playing, while running back Devonta Freeman was to return for his first game since the week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Pittsburgh Steelers weren’t dealing with any major injuries, so we were pretty confident the only surprise would be Le’Veon Bell returning in the dead of night. Our inactives for #ATLvsPIT ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/seoKkegXyp— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) October 7, 2018 The...
The Falcoholic Oct 7, 2018
Falcons vs. Steelers: Final score predictions for Week 5

Falcons vs. Steelers: Final score predictions for Week 5

It’s a pessimistic group this week after two straight losses. The Falcons are trying to earn their second win of the season against the Steelers. Will they? Read on to see our handful of staff predictions for the week. Cory Woodroof Steelers 45 - Falcons 41 Perhaps I’m being a bit pessimistic here, but Atlanta feels like they’ve taken one too many lumps in the injury department to win this one. Getting RB Devonta Freeman back on offense is going to make this unit soar against the Steelers’ faulty defense, but losing DT Grady Jarrett might make Atlanta’s defense the worst in...
The Falcoholic Oct 6, 2018
Where the Atlanta Falcons stand heading into Week 5 against the Steelers

Where the Atlanta Falcons stand heading into Week 5 against the Steelers

The team is still hurt, but hope springs eternal. Roster Update The Falcons made one key roster move this week, adding defensive tackle Michael Bennett (no, not the Seahawks/Eagles Michael Bennett) to the roster. Bennett was promising coming out of college but his career has been repeatedly derailed by injuries, and he’s unlikely to get more than 10-15 snaps in his Falcons debut if he even suits up. The Falcons will lean heavily on Jack Crawford, Deadrin Senat and Terrell McClain against the Steelers with Grady Jarrett out. Otherwise, the roster’s where it was a week ago, for better...
The Falcoholic Oct 6, 2018
Falcons defense vs. Steelers offense: can Atlanta slow down the Steel City’s attack?

Falcons defense vs. Steelers offense: can Atlanta slow down the Steel City’s attack?

The Atlanta defense has struggled as of late. It doesn’t look like things are going to be any better this week. Well. Here we are. Another week and another injury to the Atlanta defense. This week, Grady Jarrett joined the list of defensive starters to miss at least one game this season. Add to that the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers and their high-powered offense are waiting for their crack at the Falcons, and one can understand the lack of faith of some Falcons fans. Luckily, the Falcons offense is adding Devonta Freeman to an already dangerous offense, making the defense’s job a...

On the Hot Seat: The Grady Jarrett replacement committee

The Falcons’ defensive front will used a combination of Jack Crawford, Deadrin Senat and Michael Bennett IV to replace defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, who’s out with an ankle sprain.

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