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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Devonta Freeman (concussion) is unlikely to play Week 11 against the Seahawks.

Freeman suffered his second concussion of the season on Sunday, so the Falcons are going to take it slow with their star running back. Even so, Schefter does not expect Freeman to miss multiple games. Tevin Coleman ran for 83 yards and a score with Freeman sidelined against the Cowboys. Even in a tough matchup in Seattle, Coleman will be a borderline RB1 if Freeman sits.
Nov 13 - 11:18 AM
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4 minutes ago, 4LoveoftheGame said:
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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Devonta Freeman (concussion) is unlikely to play Week 11 against the Seahawks.

Freeman suffered his second concussion of the season on Sunday, so the Falcons are going to take it slow with their star running back. Even so, Schefter does not expect Freeman to miss multiple games. Tevin Coleman ran for 83 yards and a score with Freeman sidelined against the Cowboys. Even in a tough matchup in Seattle, Coleman will be a borderline RB1 if Freeman sits.
Nov 13 - 11:18 AM

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While it's unlikely Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will play Monday night at Seattle due to his second concussion of the season, it also would not be surprising to see it turn into a multi-game absence, either.
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No need to rush him back, call up Hill and roll with Teco/Ward/Hill for a few weeks until Free is good.  That hit still pisses me off, the league talks about player safety and allows egregious helmet to helmet hits like that.  I applaud the referee crew for quickly stepping in when they saw Free was out of it.

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I hate to hear this news about Freeman and hope he has a speedy recovery.  But this forces Sark to be more creative with his play calling instead of trying to run up the middle all the time with Freeman, he has to involve other playmakers in his play calling.  Even the pro Dallas announcers noticed the difference in play calling after Freeman left.

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15 minutes ago, caponine said:

 

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While it's unlikely Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will play Monday night at Seattle due to his second concussion of the season, it also would not be surprising to see it turn into a multi-game absence, either.

I believe he thinks it could go either way at this time. I would imagine it may also depend on how much the Falcons need him. If our Falcons seem to be doing good without him they will let him sit long just to play it safe. 

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Brian Finneran on 680-the-fan said this morning he thinks Freeman should be out for remainder of year as he had concussion in pre-season, likely had a concussion last week even though it was not diagnosed and now he just had one which would basically be three concussions in one season.

This is why you get your money when you can as a player.   Hope Free isn't out for year, but if he needs to be - then I hope he is.  Gotta protect your brain!

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9 minutes ago, g-dawg said:

Brian Finneran on 680-the-fan said this morning he thinks Freeman should be out for remainder of year as he had concussion in pre-season, likely had a concussion last week even though it was not diagnosed and now he just had one which would basically be three concussions in one season.

This is why you get your money when you can as a player.   Hope Free isn't out for year, but if he needs to be - then I hope he is.  Gotta protect your brain!

It’s also why as a franchise, you usually don’t give fat contracts to rbs. Tough position. Has a short shelf life. Hopefully, this is something Free can can overcome. 

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1 hour ago, MSalmon said:

It’s also why as a franchise, you usually don’t give fat contracts to rbs. Tough position. Has a short shelf life. Hopefully, this is something Free can can overcome. 

Concussions arent exclusive to running backs though. That's something that can happen to anyone regardless of position.

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30 minutes ago, 4LoveoftheGame said:

I believe he thinks it could go either way at this time. I would imagine it may also depend on how much the Falcons need him. If our Falcons seem to be doing good without him they will let him sit long just to play it safe. 

It should not depend at all on whether he is needed.  When he is fully healthy and not before he should come back.   Once a player is fully healthy there is no need to keep him out.

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Freeman leads with his own head a lot, but you have to remember just how fast these guys are.  I really didn't see anything wrong with the way the hit happened, it just seems as if Freeman and the defender both went headfirst, and just collided. They weren't trying to ram one another or anything.  They were just playing the game hard, like they should.

It all moves so fast I'm surprised there aren't more guys dropping out every game. 

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1 minute ago, octoslash said:

Freeman leads with his own head a lot, but you have to remember just how fast these guys are.  I really didn't see anything wrong with the way the hit happened, it just seems as if Freeman and the defender both went headfirst, and just collided. They weren't trying to ram one another or anything.  They were just playing the game hard, like they should.

It all moves so fast I'm surprised there aren't more guys dropping out every game. 

I agree to a point, and maybe I need to see it again (anyone have the gif?) but watching the replay the lb was looking at the ground and lead with his helmet.  There ARE a TON of helmet to helmet hits, but that one was pretty obvious even in real time.  If that was a QB, that is a flag without question.

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2 hours ago, FentayeJones said:

Concussions arent exclusive to running backs tough. That's something that can happen to anyone regardless of position.

That’s correct. See Luke Kuechly...

junior Seau...mike Webster...jim McMahon ...Ken stabler...

interestingly, DB’s have more concussion incidents than any other position group.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.sportingnews.com/amp/nfl/news/nfl-concussion-research-what-is-the-riskiest-position/aie5ylg42dv51v2ipo55gfzkt

 

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