Julio Jones wants 3,000 yards . . . this season

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It didn’t take Julio Jones long to become one of the NFL’s best receivers, and in the past five seasons, the Falcons wideout has two All-Pro nods and five Pro Bowls.

So when Jones insists he’s going to go “crazy” this season, it’s hard not to believe him.

“I’m not ever going to lie to you; I’m going crazy this year,” Jones told D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution after his podium session Wednesday. “I’m going crazy. I’ve been doing everything that I need to do. I’m taking care of my body. Physically and mentally, I’ll be ready to go.”

When Jones defines “crazy” as 3,000 yards, it’s hard to know whether he’s joking.

Jones set a franchise record with 136 catches and 1,871 receiving yards in 2015. Last season, he had 1,677 yards receiving. Calvin Johnson set the league record of 1,954 yards while with the Lions in 2012.

“Well, I’m not a prediction-type guy, but I might mess around and go three [ thousand], you know what I’m talking about,” Jones said with a straight face.

Three thousand is unheard of and seems far-fetched, but then, it is Julio Jones doing the talking. He would have to average 187.5 yards per game in 16 games to get there.

41 responses to “Julio Jones wants 3,000 yards . . . this season

  1. This is why he’ll never get a ring. He doesn’t care about it. I can guarantee you Julian Edelman doesn’t care if gets 1000 yards. He just wants the ring.

    Why do these players care so much about stats and fantasy football? It means nothing in January.

  2. I want a new car… what we want and what we’re gonna get are two different things

  3. Julio, you better go on down by the schoolyard, cause you aint getting 3000 yards.
    No offense, but you dont have the QB, nor the hunger.
    My dog , Patrick Mahomes has the arm, and we have the system.
    It will be me, that gets 3000 plus yards

  4. He can do it if he returns kicks in addition to playing WR. The problem is he has a difficult time staying healthy and gets nicked up.

    Its good to have goals, but make them realistic.

  5. When Jones defines “crazy” as 3,000 yards, it’s hard to know whether he’s joking.

    “Well, I’m not a prediction-type guy, but I might mess around and go three [ thousand], you know what I’m talking about,” Jones said with a straight face.

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    Seems pretty clear to me he’s just throwing out a number that even he doesnt take that seriously. But hey, its the time of year where the news is slow … so let’s make something out of nothing to pass the time.

  6. Chad504boy says:
    July 24, 2019 at 4:34 pm
    He’s battling with Odell for media attention.

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    And, if you’re a Falcons fan who has never seen a SB title, I am not sure why you would care about this personal stats.

    I’ll never understand why fans would care about their own players’ stats.

  7. Player Yds Tm Boxscore

    Calvin Johnson 329 DET Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cow

  8. Of course it’s idiotic to even entertain this, but I’ll play along. At his current level of production, he would need to catch over 200 balls to hit his goal. Considering his long game and YPC have been in decline for the past few years, I’m thinking even 200 catches won’t get him there.

  9. Seems more realistic than Beckham breaking Jerry Rice’s receiving yardage record

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    Just with the nature of the game today his career marks will all eventually fall even to sub average receivers probably.

    Eventually some WR will probably get to 2k, and then someday over 3k. Eventually, probalby still in my lifetime it will be a 20+ game season.

  10. Really? 3000 yards? He’s a great player, but 3000 yards isn’t happening. In fact, I’d wager he won’t reach 2000 yards, either.

  11. Wes Chandler in 1982 holds the all-time NFL record in yards per game by a receiver at 129.0. Hmm.

  12. It would also mean that you would have to have the worst defense of all time, because you have to play from behind the whole game. Even in Madden,you learn how waste the clock by running when you’re ahead.

  13. And I want the winning lottery ticket…I’ll bet neither of us are even close
    3,000 yards…get real. This is such Kool Aid time…for fans and players talking super bowl for their teams and breaking all time records by shattering them…what next a guy who had 8 sacks saying I’m going for 35 sacks this season…it’s full on kool Aid season

  14. That’s why he will never get a ring. Too worried about his individual stats. No I in team.

  15. tylawspick6 says:
    July 24, 2019 at 3:51 pm
    This is why he’ll never get a ring. He doesn’t care about it. I can guarantee you Julian Edelman doesn’t care if gets 1000 yards. He just wants the ring.

    Why do these players care so much about stats and fantasy football? It means nothing in January.
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    To compare Edelman to Julio is just down right comical. C’mon man! “Juli” is about as close as it’ll get. TBs not missing a beat with Julio. Edelman? He’s missing a lot without Tom. Wes Weller anyone?

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