Julio Jones says his hand wasn’t reason for quiet Week Four


Earlier this week, Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said that wide receiver Julio Jones’ lacerated hand contributed to the fact that he finished last Sunday’s victory over the Panthers with just one catch.

It doesn’t seem that he cleared that story with Jones. The Falcons wide receiver said Thursday that the condition of his hand had nothing to do with why he only came up with one of the eight balls thrown his way. Jones credited the Panthers’ defensive scheme for his quiet afternoon.

“The Carolina game, they tried to double me and Tony (Gonzalez) throughout the whole game,” Jones said, via Jay Adams of the team’s website. “Roddy (White) and Harry (Douglas) had the one-on-one matchups and you saw Roddy made numerous big plays, basically winning us the game. Matt (Ryan) was finding those one-on-one matchups.”

Jones has been practicing fully this week and said Thursday that his hand was “fine” so it shouldn’t be available as an excuse if Jones falls short of expectations again this week. With the Redskins defense struggling to stop opposing passing attacks, it could be a good week for Jones to get back on track.

5 responses to “Julio Jones says his hand wasn’t reason for quiet Week Four

  1. iceshocker says: Oct 4, 2012 2:05 PM

    The Panthers picked their poison, and got burned. Hopefully every team tries the same tactic.

    I agree, as a Redskins fan I must say this will be an interesting test for our secondary and how Jim Haslett will scheme. Deangelo Hall will have problems matching up 1 on 1 with either White or Jones so I can see the both of them having pretty good numbers this weekend.

  2. Chris Gamble never gets the credit he deserves. He’s such an underrated player and he routinely holds opposing #1 receivers to mediocre games. He was on JJ for most of the night. Last week it was Victor Cruz. See the trend? Too bad the rest of the secondary is horrific.

  3. Our passing D is horrible, and this could be a long night. All we can hope at this point is that RG3 keeps up with the scoring, or just sustain long drives running the ball with Morris and Grant to keep the falcons offense off the field.

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