Julio Jones makes insanely bold claim that no one agrees with

The Atlanta Falcons are in a funk. They’ve lost five out of their last six after a 5-0 start, including four straight losses to mostly below-average teams. With quarterback Matt Ryan throwing five interceptions in his last two games during the cold streak, it’s easy to place some blame on him. He’s the quarterback of a talented team and his play’s been horrible. Don’t tell...
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Julio Jones comes to the defense of Matt Ryan once again

Julio Jones and Roddy White are backing their quarterback, even in the midst of a four-game losing streak. Kevin C. Cox Getty ImagesIt hasn't been just Matt Ryan struggling for the Atlanta Falcons in recent weeks, but anytime a starting quarterback struggles how Ryan has, he's going to get the bulk of the attention.While that's no surprise, Ryan's teammates and coaches have come...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Panthers DB Josh Norman Trolls Falcons WR Julio Jones 'Jerry Maguire' Style

Carolina Panthers defensive back Josh Norman has taken his game to  whole new level this season. As it grows on the field, his trash talk game off it grows as well. He let Dez Bryant have it after he shut down the Cowboys wide receiver on Thanksgiving. It now appears that he has started to troll his next marquee target--Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones.He faces Julio Jones...
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Julio Jones to Falcons teammates: 'You can lean on me'

Julio Jones sounds like a man ready to take over for the Falcons. Kevin C. Cox Getty ImagesThere's no ignoring the struggles of the Atlanta Falcons during their recent 1-5 stretch. The brutal run which has seen them go from NFC South contender to fighting to try to earn the final Wild Card spot, has featured many issues that need to be fixed.Fortunately, Atlanta's superstar wide...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Six Points: Vikings vs. Falcons

While Adrian Peterson (left) is leading the NFL in rushing, Julio Jones (right) is leading the league in receiving. Which player can help their team get back to their winning ways in Week 12? Brace Hemmelgarn & Jason Getz USA TODAY SportsWhile both the Minnesota Vikings (7-3) and Atlanta Falcons (6-4) lost close games in Week 11, these two teams are following a different path...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Four reasons the Minnesota Vikings can take down the Falcons

After a disheartening loss to the Packers on Sunday, the Vikings were dealt a reality check, perhaps a necessary one. You learn more from a loss than you do a win, but Minnesota was obviously hoping to keep their win streak alive. In their loss, they did the exact opposite of what they had been doing all season and that tends to happen against Aaron Rodgers. This was not a terrible...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eyes in the Backfield: Colts 24 Falcons 21

12 Things We Saw in the Indianapolis-Atlanta Game Fried bird. (Image courtesy of http://www.nbcdfw.com) Two weeks ago, the Colts played one of their best games of the season and won. This week, they played a sloppy, error-filled game, but still won. Here’s what we saw: 1. We saw a season-saver. Early in the third quarter of Sunday’s game, it felt like the season was slipping...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons look to rebound after bye week vs Colts

The Atlanta Falcons, sitting at 6-3, will look to defeat the Indianapolis Colts to finally get back on track after losing three out of their last four. Without Andrew Luck, but rather Matt Hasselbeck in for the Colts at quarterback, Atlanta’s win may be a bit easier. Key matchup- Hasselbeck vs Falcons secondary I have no doubt in my mind Matt Ryan will air it out successfully while...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts Roundtable: Indy’s Weird Season Continues in Atlanta

(If you’re confused about that photo, watch this…unique commercial: Andrew Luck AmeriTrade ) Lame ducks, infighting, injuries, weird losses, weirder wins.  Nearly losing to the Jaguars, nearly beating the Patriots, that stupid play that was never should’ve happened, the devastating low of a major injury to Andrew Luck.  This is the Colts’ 2015 season.  It’s been a...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Jones Will Dominate the Colts

(Photo: Atlanta Journal-Constitution) We'll use a simple rating scale for each player, grading each from A-F. An "A" is a must start, "B" is a recommended start, "C" is a "if needed start", "D" is don't start and "F" is simply not a fantasy option at all this week.   The last time the Atlanta Falcons took the field, Julio Jones surpassed 1,000 yards receiving...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Path to Victory: Week 11 Atlanta Falcons

The AFC South-leading Indianapolis Colts come off their bye week and head south for a date with the Atlanta Falcons. Head coach Dan Quinn is in his first season with Atlanta after being the coordinator behind Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” defense. The Falcons raced out to an impressive start to 2015, winning their first five contests. Things have hit the skids recently, as they...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

For Falcons star Jones, the only stat that matters is wins

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Julio Jones is on pace for one of the greatest receiving years in NFL history. Don't bother asking him about it, though. For Jones, the only stat that matters is winning - and his Atlanta Falcons have slumped over the past month, losing three of four games after a 5-0 start. Yet it's impossible to ignore the personal quest Jones is on, having already...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Under The Microscope

  Nine games into the 2015 season, the Atlanta Falcons are sitting at 6-3 and smack dab in the middle of the playoff picture. While most teams and most fan bases would feel pretty good about being 6-3, the season for Atlanta so far has been filled with triumph (Robert Alford’s pick six in OT vs. Washington, 25 point comeback in Dallas) as well as disappointment (strange losses...

2015 Fantasy Football: Week 11 Gold Mine

Just when we thought the injuries had come to an end, Julian Edelman makes a catch, turns up field to make a play and suffers a Jones Fracture in his foot. The same exact injury Dez Bryant suffered earlier in the season. Of course, we wish Edelman a speedy recovery, for more reasons than one, but the timing of this injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for fantasy players....
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chuck Pagano: Colts will try to single-cover Julio Jones

Defending Julio Jones one-on-one is a tall task, but the Indianapolis Colts are going to find out if their top cornerback is up for the challenge. Orlando D. Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes head coach Chuck Pagano hasn’t seen anyone pass the test but is planning to give Vontae Davis a chance anyway. “We’re going to find out. Nobody has so, just looking...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts' porous secondary faces another big test at Atlanta

Colts cornerback Vontae Davis says he likes the challenge of facing the league's best receivers. Sam Sharpe USA TODAY SportsINDIANAPOLIS -- Colts cornerback Vontae Davis doesn't play the numbers game.Sure, the stats say Indianapolis' pass defense is the league's fifth worst. And he knows that over the last four games, Indy has allowed 1,080 yards through the air and seven TD passes...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Looking to bounce back from the bye week

The Atlanta Falcons received a late bye week during this year’s NFL campaign, and they could not have asked for it at a better time. The Falcons, after starting off at a red hot 5-0, have been brought back down to reality the past couple of weeks; underperforming as a unit and dropping three out of their last four contests. It’s hard to have predicted that the Falcons would have...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading Atlanta Falcons offense through nine games

The Atlanta Falcons are 6-3 which has been thanks in large part to their offense. Though the defense has been much better than what we’ve seen in the Mike Smith era, it’s still been letting down the team in critical situations. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones have continued to dominate the league, but the emergence of the running game has really helped this team balance out the offense...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers' patchwork secondary provides strong last line of defense

Marcus Cromartie went head-to-head with Julio Jones one day after a promotion from the practice squad. Kyle Terada USA TODAY SportsThe San Francisco 49ers had to cobble together a patchwork secondary for Sunday's matchup against the visiting Atlanta Falcons.Having to line up against Falcons standout Julio Jones, the leading receiver in the league, made it more of a daunting task...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Julio Jones is off to unreal start through 2015

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been the best at his position I have seen since Randy Moss in his prime. Check out this ridiculous stat: #Falcons WR Julio Jones’ pace stats through 9 games: 142-1,829-11. — Evan Silva (@evansilva) November 9, 2015 Wow. The post Look: Julio Jones is off to unreal start through 2015 appeared first on Cover32.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dan Quinn says Falcons may run more no huddle

After dropping two in a row, the Falcons may be looking to change things up a bit offensively after the bye week. Ezra Shaw Getty ImagesAfter reeling off five straight wins to start the 2015 season, the Atlanta Falcons have lost three of their last four, including two in a row. Fortunately, Atlanta will get some time to right the ship as they head into their bye week. The question...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Quinn made the worst coaching decision in Week 9

Dan Quinn’s Coach of the Year resumé now has an ugly coffee stain on it. Losing 17-16 to a Blaine Gabbert-led 49ers team that was without both of its starting cornerbacks and a backup cornerback was bad enough. But with three minutes left in Sunday’s game, Quinn made a highly questionable coaching decision that could come back to haunt him when the Falcons are jockeying for...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jones looking for Atlanta's offense to play mistake-free

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Julio Jones knows he's not going to make a play every time. The NFL's leading receiver just doesn't want to beat himself. In Atlanta's overtime loss last week to Tampa Bay, Jones caught a 35-yard pass over the middle, only to have Kwon Alexander strip the ball out near midfield. The mistake led to an early field goal. Jones finished with 12 catches for 162...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Top plays from Falcons loss to Buccaneers (Video)

The Atlanta Falcons lost 23-20 in overtime at home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home on Sunday. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t an exciting game. Though the Falcons continue to struggle against their NFC South rivals, they did manage to make a game out of it. Even though they were badly outplayed. There were a lot of big plays in this one, and Julio Jones took over the highlights...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Three match-ups to watch for as the struggling 49ers host the Falcons

The San Francisco 49ers entered the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday with a ton of questions that needed to be addressed, and they left the game with even more questions than answers.  The 49ers 32nd ranked offense struggled for the entire game today against a tough St. Louis Ram’s defense.  49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who is experiencing the worst streak of bad play in his...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss
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