Julio Jones would like to face Jalen Ramsey, but won’t

AP

Julio Jones isn’t going to play in the preseason, but watching film of Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey this week is almost enough to make him take the field.

Almost.

In discussing the brash and talented Ramsey, the Falcons wide receiver sounded close to offering to suit up this week against the Jaguars, though the team has no intention of playing him in Saturday’s exhibition game.

“He’s probably one of the better corners in the league that can play,” Jones said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “But yes, I would like to [play], but it’s bigger than a matchup of somebody taking trash or things like that.

We’ve got a whole season to look forward to. We are going to stay the course and do what we do.”

Ramsey got everyone’s attention for his grading of NFL quarterbacks, in which he called Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan “overrated.”

Jones said he was eager to see the matchup Saturday, saying: “I’m looking forward to it and I know that Matt probably is, too.”

But he’s not so excited that he’d actually play in the preseason. The Falcons are holding running back Devonta Freeman out as well, as they’ve made it clear they want to protect their stars.

29 responses to “Julio Jones would like to face Jalen Ramsey, but won’t

  1. In the words of Terrell Owens “ It’s unfair sniff sniff,that’s my teammate ,sniff sniff, that’s my quarterback “ !

  2. Jones is one of the top WR’s in the NFL and Jalen Ramsey is probably the best DB. These guys want to win a super bowl. They should be in street clothes for pre-season games. As far as Matt Ryan being over-rated, watch the 4th quarter of his super bowl and judge for yourself. Don’t listen to what others are saying, just watch the game and judge for yourself.

  3. charliecharger says:
    August 23, 2018 at 7:48 am
    Jones is one of the top WR’s in the NFL and Jalen Ramsey is probably the best DB.
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    Top DB…lol

    Maybe he squeaks into the top 5…not even close to the top DB.

  4. Ryan says:
    August 23, 2018 at 8:06 am
    charliecharger says:
    August 23, 2018 at 7:48 am
    Jones is one of the top WR’s in the NFL and Jalen Ramsey is probably the best DB.
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    Top DB…lol

    Maybe he squeaks into the top 5…not even close to the top DB.

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    First team All-Pro.

  5. Jalen correctly said “Matty Ice” is now “Matty room temperature H2O”, now Jones isn’t happy.

  6. “Helped his team get to a superbowl…”

    Last I checked, Jalen’s career isn’t over. It’s his third year.

  7. maddenisfordorks says:
    August 23, 2018 at 9:26 am
    “Helped his team get to a superbowl…”

    Last I checked, Jalen’s career isn’t over. It’s his third year.

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    And yet the guy talks like he has been there 3-4 times already. How about he just shuts up until he actually accomplishes something?

  8. Would be a lot of fun watching these 2 go head to head, like Calvin Johnson vs Revis.

    Not sure ATLs o line could give Ryan time to throw vs that front tho.

    Maybe they’ll meet in the last game of the season, would be a hell of a lot more entertaining than seeing the NFL rig game after game to get New England into the superbowl yet again.

  9. Jalen didn’t say anything bad about Julio. His criticism was about Ryan. Matt Ryan went Neg-2 yards in week 2 preseason game this year.

    His assessment seems accurate.

  10. orndorf2 says:
    August 23, 2018 at 10:47 am
    Jalen didn’t say anything bad about Julio. His criticism was about Ryan. Matt Ryan went Neg-2 yards in week 2 preseason game this year.

    His assessment seems accurate.

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    If he thinks that Matt Ryan sucks then what could be possibly think about Blake Bortles?

  11. I can’t wait to see Ramsey get smacked around (Play wise) this season. I also can’t wait to hear the excuses he gives for being beaten all day.

  12. tommynatorii says:
    August 23, 2018 at 11:26 am

    I can’t wait to see Ramsey get smacked around (Play wise) this season. I also can’t wait to hear the excuses he gives for being beaten all day.
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    You won’t have a choice.

    It doesn’t happen often.

  13. nhpats says:
    August 23, 2018 at 11:20 am
    orndorf2 says:
    August 23, 2018 at 10:47 am
    Jalen didn’t say anything bad about Julio. His criticism was about Ryan. Matt Ryan went Neg-2 yards in week 2 preseason game this year.

    His assessment seems accurate.
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    If he thinks that Matt Ryan sucks then what could be possibly think about Blake Bortles?
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    He didn’t say he sucked he said he was overrated. He might think Ryan is a fine QB, just not elite like he’s portrayed hence overrated

  14. “tdubdizzle says:
    August 23, 2018 at 11:14 am
    Can someone please name 3 corners that are better than Jalen Ramsey?”

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    I know of at least 2, Rhodes and William Jackson III. And WJIII might be the best in the league, just look at his PFF scores. SHUT DOWN. Get used to seeing his name over Ramsey’s every year.

  15. pftidbro says:
    August 23, 2018 at 12:49 pm
    nhpats says:
    August 23, 2018 at 11:20 am
    orndorf2 says:
    August 23, 2018 at 10:47 am
    Jalen didn’t say anything bad about Julio. His criticism was about Ryan. Matt Ryan went Neg-2 yards in week 2 preseason game this year.

    His assessment seems accurate.
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    If he thinks that Matt Ryan sucks then what could be possibly think about Blake Bortles?
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    He didn’t say he sucked he said he was overrated. He might think Ryan is a fine QB, just not elite like he’s portrayed hence overrated

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    Oh that’s right he said Joe Flacco stinks. Ok, does he think that Blake Bortles is better?

  16. Vikings/Falcons game commentators regarding Jones vs. Rhodes…

    “Where’d Julio go?”

    “He’s out getting the stretch.”

    Funny stuff.

  17. tinye67 says:
    August 23, 2018 at 8:47 am
    I would take Rhodes over Ramsey any day. Better player, better teammate.
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    It’s close as far as skill set goes. Rhodes does seem to be a much better teammate and less of a loudmouth. I’d put them both in the current top 5 though.

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