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New-look Julio Jones looking good for Falcons

Falcons Football AP

With the Browns hoping to get the most out of the quarterback they acquired with one of the various picks that the Falcons shipped to Cleveland in 2011 for receiver Julio Jones, the Falcons need to get the most out of Jones.

A nagging hamstring injury kept him from having a big impact during his rookie season, but Jones is looking good so far during the offseason.  He’s also looking different; he’s cut his hair.

“There is a little less weight on the top of his head with his dreads gone, but he’s had a very good camp for us as you saw today,” coach Mike Smith said Wednesday, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  “He made some very nice catches and he’s been making those types of catches all through camp.”

Jones donated his dreads to a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer.  “We do a lot of community service here, and from going to a lot of hospitals and seeing all the kids who are fans of mine, I just cut my hair and donated it for leukemia patients,” Jones said.

He apparently won’t be growing out his hair again soon.  “I like the look,” he said.

The added benefit, of course, is that he also now “looks the part” for consideration to be a replacement official.

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16 Responses to “New-look Julio Jones looking good for Falcons”
  1. twodat says: Jun 7, 2012 12:05 AM

    Good for him. Glad he was able to donate.

    But we still beat em twice this year!!

  2. hutch119 says: Jun 7, 2012 12:07 AM

    If 1000 yards 8tds plus multiple game changing/winning plays isn’t making a big impact I can’t wait to see what he does to make a big impact.

  3. XRayTiD says: Jun 7, 2012 12:17 AM

    Without the dreads he’s more aerodynamic

  4. neauxgeaux44 says: Jun 7, 2012 1:14 AM

    Saints still own the FAILCANTS…fact…who-le-o could be superman and FAILCANTS would still lose….

  5. nyfcat says: Jun 7, 2012 2:01 AM

    Coming out of college: 6’3, 220.. 4.39/40 speed.. coached by Nick Saban..

    Rookie Year: 54 catches, 1015 yards, 8 TD’s in 13 games.

    Draft him early.

  6. pa1856 says: Jun 7, 2012 5:44 AM

    A little disappointed… He no longer looks like the predator from the movies… I’m sure he’ll have a great career, now that Arnold won’t be looking for him.

  7. brswan says: Jun 7, 2012 6:37 AM

    And now cutting your hair makes the news…

    The season can’t start fast enough…

  8. qj1984 says: Jun 7, 2012 7:15 AM

    I really wish the Ravens young wr, Torrey Smith, would follow his lead. Last year Torrey’s hair cost him a TD vs. the Bengals because it was the only thing Adam Jones could grab.

    Cut your hair Torrey. Good job insuring that never happens to you Julio.

  9. EJ says: Jun 7, 2012 7:53 AM

    Jones is a good guy. Its sad that these kids have to deal with diseases like leukemia.

  10. highonluck says: Jun 7, 2012 8:26 AM

    Saints still own the FAILCANTS…fact…who-le-o could be superman and FAILCANTS would still lose….
    —————————————————-

    I see what you did there. Just a suggestion, but when you try and negate team names with attempted witty puns. Less is more.

    Try Foulcons or Failcons or Falcan’ts…

    Trying to smash it up just shows you are trying too hard.

    PS nothing tops the self proclaimed insult name of all time… The Aint’s. I bet you still own your brown bag.

  11. paleandpasty says: Jun 7, 2012 8:29 AM

    Wouldn’t it be funny if his hair went to some little white kid.

  12. rjg427 says: Jun 7, 2012 8:32 AM

    EJ says:
    Jun 7, 2012 7:53 AM
    I see what you did there. Just a suggestion, but when you try and negate team names with attempted witty puns. Less is more.

    Try Foulcons or Failcons or Falcan’ts…

    Trying to smash it up just shows you are trying too hard.

    PS nothing tops the self proclaimed insult name of all time… The Aint’s. I bet you still own your brown bag.

    —————————————

    LMFAO!!!!

  13. mannyicey says: Jun 7, 2012 8:36 AM

    Hey Aints Fans!

    Instead of having disparaging comments about a Falcons player, you need to consult your linebacking crew to make sure they keep their stories straight.

    But then again, corruption in New Orleans is really nothing new, right?

    BTW- Tell your Head Coach I said “What’s Up!” Sunday afternoons. On second thought, I’ll go to the golf course this season and tell him myself!

  14. spellingcops says: Jun 7, 2012 8:46 AM

    highonluck says: Jun 7, 2012 8:26 AM

    Saints still own the FAILCANTS…fact…who-le-o could be superman and FAILCANTS would still lose….
    —————————————————-

    I see what you did there. Just a suggestion, but when you try and negate team names with attempted witty puns. Less is more.

    Try Foulcons or Failcons or Falcan’ts…

    Trying to smash it up just shows you are trying too hard.

    PS nothing tops the self proclaimed insult name of all time… The Aint’s. I bet you still own your brown bag.
    —————————————————-
    highonluck: 10

    neauxgeaux44: 0

  15. sprizzle2182 says: Jun 8, 2012 1:04 PM

    JU-LI-OOOOOOOOO!!!! as a BAMA fan i KNOW how special he is, and im so happy i get to watch him continue to grow and learn in ATL…i literally cried when we drafted him, and i cant wait to see what he does this year…he’s an incredibly hard worker and smart football player…he’ll make us proud…it seems like our team is doing a lot of little things to improve, and its not a matter of if it works, but when…unfortunately the playoffs havent been the best for us the past few years, but lets remember there are teams that cant even make it into the playoffs…were lucky to have such a determined team that wants to win as much as we do…lets continue to support them and i promise, it will pay off!! ROLL TIDE & RISE UP!!!

  16. sprizzle2182 says: Jun 8, 2012 1:06 PM

    and to all the Saints fans that cant seem to stay off our message boards, i understand ur embarassed to read ur own teams news, but lets not forget that it wasnt too long ago yall were the bottom feeders of the division…please get off ur high horse and stop acting like yall are some long time force in the league…do yall even have a starting QB for this coming up season yet??

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