Julio Jones: Falcons have the “ultimate receiving corps”

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The Falcons continued their winning ways on Sunday as they jumped out to a 28-7 lead and then scored the final 10 points of a 38-14 victory.

It was the third straight win for the Falcons after a 1-3 start to the season and it featured strong performances by the team’s top three wide receivers. Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu combined for 17 catches and 237 yards and Jones called them the “ultimate receiving corps” after the game.

Ridley and Jones also caught touchdown passes from quarterback Matt Ryan during the proceedings. Jones’ score ended a long personal scoring drought and touched off a full-team celebration in the end zone as Jones’ teammates showed their appreciation.

“He’s the most unselfish superstar you can imagine,” Ryan said, via the team’s website. “The work he puts in, the guys see that. They also see what he’s done for everybody else too to open things up. When he was able to get in [the end zone] at the end of the game, the celebration was fun to be a part of. No one deserves it more.”

Atlanta has more work to do if they are going to totally erase the hole they dug for themselves early in the year. More trips to the end zone for Jones would boost that effort.

23 responses to “Julio Jones: Falcons have the “ultimate receiving corps”

  1. Then why is the “Ultimate receiving corps” 4th in total receiving yards?

    Shouldn’t you have to lead the league if you are, in fact, the “Ultimate”?

  2. Nice to see us finally put a complete game together. Only time will tell if this is the true team I want us to be. Consistency is better than one good game, so i’m hoping this continues. Go Falcons!!!

  3. He’s not wrong, between the chiefs & the falcons & rams…unreal at the position. Vikings not far off, right there if you’re counting top 2 receivers but if you look at the whole corp, they don’t have top notch slot receivers like the other 3…bucs are up there, eagles might be in there too with the addition of Tate, not sure yet, need to see it before legit putting them up there with these other teams

  4. Anybody else shocked by the cheering for the Falcons in D.C. yesterday? It sounded like an Atlanta home game…I had no idea Atlanta traveled that well, or had reservoirs of support in cities like D.C. That was weird.

  5. Actually Julio, no you are not. With a healthy Diggs and Thielen, that is the best WR duo in the league. Thanks for entertaining us today though, much appreciated on this Monday.

  6. Ultimate Receiving corps, alleged by the dude with 1 TD for the season. 🙂

    @filmex, perhaps the DC fans are just that beaten-down over the last two decades?

  7. Im a huge Julio admirer…I wish he were on my team if not for that salary. But seriously? The ultimate corps? Nah, as detailed above, there are several that I think are better.

    I would definitely take the Bucs, Chiefs, and Rams. Maybe the Eagles, if you include Ertz as a receiver (but we still have to see Tate play)

    I wouldn’t complain as a Falcons fan, but I do agree with the above statement that he needs to see the endzone a LOT more to be “ultimate”. I still think Julio is top 3, just not seeing the stats. And in todays NFL, its all about stats.

  8. filmex2000 says:
    November 5, 2018 at 10:12 am
    Anybody else shocked by the cheering for the Falcons in D.C. yesterday? It sounded like an Atlanta home game…I had no idea Atlanta traveled that well, or had reservoirs of support in cities like D.C. That was weird.

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    Redskins fan here and no that’s not unusual at all.. Dan Snyder has made it this way with his money grabbing policies.. you can hardly tailgate anymore

  9. Really? Every play is a pick play. Your TE clearned out the underneath for the receivers. Watch the tape.

  10. Julio – you only beat the awful Washington football team. Their secondary is horrible and easily handled (which you all did). But you beat a bunch of chumps. Save your false pride for the end of the season when you are at Disney World.

  11. jjackwagon says: Shouldn’t you have to lead the league if you are, in fact, the “Ultimate”?

    Duh! They DO lead the league. Ryan leads the league in yardage per game. Not every team has had their bye yet. So, you have to look at yds/game.

  12. Different day, different refs, maybe those pick plays dont go for TD’s and first downs. Sure made em look great though I gotta admit.

  13. That Would Be KC hands down. Hill Watkins Kelce Conley Robinson Hunt, its nuts what those guys are doin.

  14. Falcons are definitely the most talented corps in the game. I don’t think you can question that aspect of their team. Mohammed Sanu could start on several teams and Ridley is having a great start to his career. The Rams are good contenders for the top WR corps spot, but Brandin Cooks is no Julio Jones, despite how good he is.

    The competition is thinner this year than we’ve seen in the past. The Pats have Hogan, Edelman, and Gordon, which is another top contender between the Rams and Falcons. The Bucs? They have a good top two, and Humphries is solid. The Vikes are solid. The Texans will be once Fuller returns next year, if they retain Thomas. The Eagles are okay.

    But yeah. I’d say that the competition is between the Falcons, Rams, and Patriots. I’d put the Falcons at the top.

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