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Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones gives position coach Terry Robiskie a lot of credit for helping him make the Pro Bowl in his second season.
If you catch a glimpse of Jones standing on the sideline during games, he's usually talking with Robiskie.
That's because Robiskie, with 30-plus years of NFL coaching experience, is rarely surprised by any move or decision Jones might attempt.
Jones is talented enough that the Falcons made a splashy trade during the 2011 draft to move up and take him No. 6 overall, but he believes there are many nuances that he must learn to become an elite player.
Jones says he appreciates that Robiskie ''doesn't sugarcoat anything,'' no matter the amount of criticism.
Robiskie praises Jones for being approachable and easy to coach.
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Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez says this is his last chance to win a Super Bowl.
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NFL Lines Divisional Playoffs – NFL Football Line
Divisional Playoff Games
NFL Game Lines 1/12 – 1/13, 2013
Date & Time
1/12 4:30 ET
1/12 8:00 ET
At San Francisco
1/13 1:00 ET
1/13 4:30 ET
At New England
Do people even use the term “Swag” anymore?
Samuel is about a year later, but here is what he had to say via 60 Max Power 0.
“I’m swag 100% of the time,” Samuel told Jim Corbett of USA TODAY Sports. “In order to have swag, you have to be balling — doing your thing and making game-changing plays, like I’ve been doing.” (he’s talking about football, right?)