Found August 09, 2012 on
Robert Griffin III
Green Bay Packers
The first weekend of the NFL pre-season is underway, and here at the world headquarters of Thepigskinreport.com, we’ve got you covered. This being the first week of the exhibition season, the six games played tonight will not feature much playing time from the veteran players. However, since most games are now at the halftime portion on their contests, a few interesting story lines have emerged in the first games played of this week.
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones- Veteran Falcons WR Roddy White told reporters in June that he expected a smaller role in the Atlanta offense this season. It was just the first quarter, of the first Falcons pre-season game, but Julio Jones stepped up large with six receptions for over 100 yards and a score. Atlanta leads Baltimore 17-7 in the Georgia Dome at halftime.Jones is moving up my fantasy draft board.
Washington Redskin WR Pierre Garcon- Garcon appeared to be the favorite target of rookie QB Robert Griffin III early on against the Buffalo Bills. ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Julio Jones had a monster night for the Falcons against the Ravens in their first preseason game. As you can see from this video, he’s all about the Falcon’s future and it’s past.
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Big things are expected of Julio Jones this season, from himself, the fantasy football community, and his WR tandem partner. So far in the preseason, it looks like Jones is set to deliver on expectations. On Atlanta’s first series Jones had 4 catches for 58 yards and a score. The touchdown grab was a degree [...]
The opening snaps of the NFL preseason has come and gone and the main headlines of Peyton Manning looking sharp, Ryan Matthews and Michael Vick injuries have already been discussed in articles and blogs around the nation. That being said none of those storylines are what caught my eye on the first night of the preseason.
The Matt Ryan to Julio Jones connections did however...
All the talk at the wide receiver position during this offseason has revolved around the comebacks being made by Randy Moss, Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens. While those are nice storylines, the wide receiver most people will be talking about as the season progresses will probably be the Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones. We know that preseason games don’t matter, but an impressive showing...
Quarterback Matt Ryan showed off his team's wide receiver talent in their brief time on the field during Atlanta's first exhibition game. Ryan hit Julio Jones six times for 109 yards and Roddy White three times for 46 yards.Fantasy Spin:The Falcons have thrown the ball in increasing numbers in each of Ryan's first three seasons from 570 to 577 to 594. In 2012, the Falcons...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. With the Falcons' two starting cornerbacks banged up and each sitting out at times in practice this week, head coach Mike Smith said on Tuesday that he had not made a determination yet as to whether they, along with a few others, would play in the team's first preseason game on Thursday at the Georgia Dome against Baltimore.
The Falcons did not hold...
Meet your new NFL replacement referees for the 2012 season. There have been many mess ups so far this preseason, but one ref stands out. The same guy that messed up the coin flip in the first NFL preseason game of the season called the Atlanta Falcons, Arizona multiple times in last nights game. You can check him stuttering in the video below before correcting himself and looking...
Atlanta Falcons' rookie fullback Bradie Ewing is out for the season after sustaining a knee injury during the team's exhibition game against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday. NFL.com reported that Falcons coach Mike Smith made the announcement Friday. Ewing will be placed on injured reserve on Saturday. Ewing was injured on a special teams play during the first half.
First Off - Something I Don"t Want To See Tonight:
Well - that's if it were Matt Ryan, and not Michael Vick. If someone brought Michael Vick out into the middle of the field, slapped his old Falcons uniform on him, and broke his leg again...well...that'd be alright with me. Ultimately, just want to make sure everyone stays good and healthy for the next 21-22...
Ravens fans are enthusiastic about getting the 2012 NFL season off to its preseason inaugural in Atlanta this Thursday night... especially with a bunch of Ravens rookies and unproven veterans out to solidify a roster spot.But I'm more interested in how the Ravens defense the potentially explosive Falcons--- including QB Matt Ryan and WR Julio Jones---and how their young guys...
Which Atlanta receiver are you taking?
One team, two great wide receivers. Which one are you drafting?
The Atlanta Falcons are in a great position offensively. Matt Ryan has two receivers that are top 10 talent, easily. At WR1 is the veteran and staple of the offense, Roddy White. Opposite him is the physical freak that is Julio Jones. Jones could arguably be the WR1 on at least...