If former Alabama receiver Julio Jones was trying for a nice, under-the-radar time in the Atlanta Falcons’ camp, he is failing miserably.
He’s just too good and making too many plays to be ignored, according to an ESPN.com NFL blog.
Jones caught 54 passes for 959 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie last season, even though he missed three games. He wasn’t completely healthy for several others.
“In my mind, he missed five and a half games,’’ Falcons coach Mike Smith told the ESPN.com blog. “If you extrapolate his numbers out, it’s a monster year. We know he’s going to impact the game.’’
But as Jones often did at Alabama, he downplays his accomplishments. That should be familiar to Crimson Tide fans.
“I did all right,’’ Jones told the blog. “I could have done so much better. I was coming off the foot surgery and I couldn’t really work out in the offseason. My whole core was weak, and coming out here and running full speed and my hamstring kind of gave way.’’
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