Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 11/15/11
When Julio Jones left Sunday's game, third-year wide receiver Harry Douglas stepped forward for the Falcons. With the Saints' defense focusing on wide receiver Roddy White and tight end Tony Gonzalez, Douglas was left in single coverage. He was targeted 14 times and came up with eight catches for 133 yards, which were both career-highs. "It felt good," Douglas said. "The one thing that we do great in our wide receiver group is that we practice every position. If somebody goes down, you can just fill in. There is no drop-off. If somebody does go down in the game, you approach it like a regular game or a regular practice. So you're not worried, you are just out there playing and having some fun still." Douglas came up big in the final minutes of regulation. He caught three passes for 66 yards to help the Falcons get into position to tie the game with a field goal and force overtime. "I think they were blowing the coverage or they were just pushing to double Tony," Douglas said. "One of the two. I think they may have blew the coverage because I don't think there is no way possible that you're supposed to leave a receiver that open, especially a slot receiver." Douglas was not happy with the outcome after the Saints won 26-23 in overtime. "Once again, I'm all about winning," Douglas said. "If I get targeted two or three times and we win, I'm happy." Douglas understood why he was the player the Saints elected to single cover. "They played a little bit of a two invert," Douglas said. "They usually do it with a safety and corner. I had a lot of single coverage. Coach (Mike) Smith always preaches that we have to win our one-on-one matchups across the board." It is not know how long Jones will be out, but Douglas has now shown that he's capable of putting up a 100-yard game. "We left a lot of plays and things out there on the field," Douglas said. "Another thing that hurt us was that we can't have penalties like that. We can't have dropped balls, and I know I had one." He's expecting the Falcons (5-4) to rebound Sunday against the Titans (5-4). "Everyone on this team is so passionate about winning and playing the game of football to the point of where it hurts when you lose games like that," Douglas said. "One thing that we do around here is forget about it and move on to our next opponent."
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