Julio Jones is not Satisfied with Record-Breaking Year

NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 21: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a pass in front of A.J. Davis #20 of the New Orleans Saints during the fourth quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 21, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Julio Jones had a record-breaking season in 2014 for the Atlanta Falcons. Despite his...
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WATCH: How high did Julio Jones jump in this year’s NFL Network’s Top 100

How does someone jump from completely unranked in last year’s top-100 rankings to No. 13? Well, (a) by being insanely awesome and (b) being completely underrated in 2014. However you look at it, though, his numbers were through the roof: 104 receptions; 1,593 yards; six touchdowns; 106.2 yards per game AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL showdowns destined to generate fireworks...
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Throwback Thursday: The letter the Atlanta Falcons sent to the man who named them

As we reminded you yesterday, it’s been 50 years since the Atlanta Falcons came into existence, and a lot has happened. But let’s take it back for a second, all the way back to the beginning. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL showdowns destined to generate fireworks in 2015 All-NFL Team 2015: The NFL’s best players are revealed All-AFC Team 2015: Can anyone knock off the...
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Carolina Panthers’ Secondary is Building off of Last Season’s Growth

ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 28: Josh Norman #24 and Tre Boston #33 of the Carolina Panthers break up a pass intended for Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at the Georgia Dome on December 28, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) With a mixture of up-and-coming talent and proven veterans in the Carolina Panthers’ secondary, the...
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The three most important games on the Atlanta Falcons schedule

The Falcons really can’t afford another year like they’ve had in the last two. This is a win-now organization, especially with talents like Matt Ryan and Julio Jones on their roster. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen in the AFC West in 2015 Top 10: The NFL’s second-tier kickers All-AFC West Team 2015: Can anyone catch the Broncos? All-NFC South...
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NFL Power Rankings: How Good are the Falcons?

Once a month, TopSportsReport releases an NFL power rankings article.  Our power rankings serve as a way to measure where each NFL team’s talent level is in relation to the others.  We have just released the June edition of our NFL power rankings article. To find out where Devereaux Frazier ranks Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Desmond Trufant and the Atlanta Falcons, click the link...
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Will Julio Jones’ new contract signal an end to Roddy Whites’ career?

Julio Jones is not hurting the team by being a great player. Jones’ abilities deserve a hundred million dollar contract. However, just for a minute consider another team that had this problem before. The Detroit Lions had to pay Calvin Johnson nine figures, but this left him as a one-man band in the wide receiver department. (This has lately been remedied pretty good at wide receiver...
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Rookie WR Justin Hardy listens to any advice that he can get

Rookie wide receiver Justin Hardy may have been drafted into a situation with quite a bit of competition, but he also landed in a spot with the Atlanta Falcons where he has plenty of talent around him to learn from. With guys like Julio Jones, Roddy White and Matt Ryan all on his side, he's doing everything he can to soak in as much information as possible, according to Andrew Hirsh...
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20 NFL minicamp observations

The 2015 NFL minicamps are all in the books. The next time we will see teams practicing together will be when training camps kick off in July. Here is a recap of some of the observations what happened during these camps. Atlanta Falcons Receiver Julio Jones Won’t Be Holding out Unlike other big-name players who are holding out due to contract issues, Jones has no such intent...
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WR Julio Jones takes a indirect shot at Dez Bryant calling him 'selfish'

Falcons’ wide receiver Julio Jones took a shot at Dallas Cowboys pass catcher Dez Bryant while talking about his own contract status. Jones said that he wouldn't holdout despite being in the final year of his contract, and then added that holding out is 'selfish.' "I'm not going to hold out for anything," Jones said, via ESPN.com. "My teammates need me. I'm being selfish...
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Julio Jones: 'I'm every position now' in the new offense

Expect to see Julio Jones lined up, well, pretty much everywhere in 2015 it seems. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's new scheme is going to have Jones lined up all over the field, something that he's completely fine with."I'm every position now," Jones told ESPN. "Every position: the F, the Z, the Y, the [X] ... every formation, you've...
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Falcons' Jones focused on new offense, not contract talks

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Julio Jones is learning there are more ways to go about his job in the Atlanta Falcons' new offense. The two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver believes the way to do that is to show up for work every day, even though he is looking for a new contract. Jones said Wednesday that he will not hold out like fellow NFL wideouts Dez Bryant and DeMaryius Thomas. That's...
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Julio Jones on holding out: “I’m being selfish if I’m not here”

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will be playing out his fifth-year option in 2015. This means he is in need of a long-term contract to take him beyond this season. However, Jones isn’t stooping to holding out from team activities, like some other top names around the NFL. Jones’ take regarding his contract status is refreshing, as reported by ESPN’s Vaughn McClure...
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Julio Jones is 'not going to hold out for anything'

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones says he has no plans to hold out of any team activities while he vies for a new contract. Jones is currently set to play out the final year of his contract with the team, but will play nice rather than make a stink as many others do. “I’m not going to hold out for anything," Jones said, per ESPN. "My teammates need me. I’m being...
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REPORT: Julio Jones has absolutely no plans on holding out now or ever

Okay, earlier Wednesday I heard what is possibly the dumbest thing ever that was attributed to Dez Bryant. Everybody voicing opinions..13 mil is cool but Where is my security? I'll wait …5 years without complaining..So how am I selfish? #family1 — Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) June 17, 2015 AROUND COVER32 All-AFC East Team 2015: Can anyone unseat the Patriots? All-NFC East Team...
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Julio Jones: “I’m not holding out”

Breathe easy, Atlanta Falcons fans. Julio Jones, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, was quoted today saying he won’t hold out as he looks for a contract extension. “I’m not holding out,” Jones told reporters on Wednesday. When a lot of star players hit the end of their rookie deals, they want to get paid ASAP. Holdouts are always looming. In fact,...
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Julio Jones: I definitely can improve on record season

1,593. This number represents a franchise record of receiving yards set by Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones last season. It would be a massive disgrace to say a performance of that caliber is mediocre, but Jones was not happy with his overall performance last season and is struck on taking his game to a new level this upcoming season. “I definitely can improve,” Jones said...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones on record 2014 season: “I don’t feel like I did my best”

The Atlanta Falcons surprised everyone with how terrible they were in 2014. That led to Mike Smith losing his job and now former Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quin is now the head coach. One of the bright spots of the 2014 season for the Falcons was WR Julio Jones. The Pro Bowl receiver set a franchise record for receiving yards with 1,593. While speaking at meeting...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN really, really doesn’t like the Atlanta Falcons

Apparenlty, ESPN has something against the Atlanta Falcons. They, in cooperation with Pro Football Focus, went through every NFL team and graded their roster, ranking them from first to 32nd. Guess where the Falcons clocked in? 31st! Yes, according to ESPN, the Falcons have the second-worst roster in the entire league, only edging out the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here’s what they...
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Atlanta Falcons: Wide Receiver Fantasy Outlook

The Falcons are looking to have one of the most explosive offenses in the league during the 2015 season, the receiving core will play a big role in their success. They return the two starters on the outside, Julio Jones and Roddy White. Last year’s third receiver, Harry Douglas is now a member of the Tennessee Titans. The Falcons have signed Leonard Hankerson and drafted Justin...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Atlanta Falcons have a top 5 offense?

In the NFL, the elite teams have a strong offense, defense and have a strong special teams. Speaking of offense, do the Atlanta Falcons have a top 5 offense? Off-season pickup, Leonard Hankerson who signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons and will compete for the number three receiver spot, feels his team has a potential top 5 unit. The young receiver told the media about...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

A New Contract for Julio Jones Could Depend on Other WR Deals

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who the team selected fifth overall back in the 2011 NFL draft, is entering the fifth and final year of his rookie deal. Despite the fact that an extension for Jones has been up in the air, the receiver has shown up for the team’s OTAs with a positive attitude in hand. According to ESPN’s Vaughn McClure, there has been no significant...
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NFC South toss-up: Atlanta Falcons

The NFC South has certainly been interesting since it’s inception. There has only been one team to repeat as division champions and that was the Carolina Panthers in 2013 and 2014. There was even a trend for a long while where whichever team finished last would go on to win the division the following year. This is the first part in a series explaining why each team will, and won’t...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will start at running back for the Atlanta Falcons?

It’s no secret that the Atlanta Falcons in recent years have transformed into a pass first team. With Quarterback Matt Ryan at the helm, having weapons at his disposable such as Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez in the past its easy to understand the transformation. The cause of the change from run first to pass heavy has a slight correlation with the weapons surrounded...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Three players who need to step up for the Atlanta Falcons next season

The Falcons aren’t that far away from competing for a Super Bowl, but they’re going to need to be a team that’s deeper than just Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. There’s a lot of talent up and down this roster; the problem is that most of that talent has spent the last two years underperforming. With that being said, here are three players that really need to step up to the plate...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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