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Coach Smith Not Concerned With Julio Injury


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Coach Mike Smith didn't express much concern over Julio Jones at his Monday press conference.

Jones was able to return to Sunday's loss after missing more than two quarters with a lower leg injury. "He missed twenty plus plays in the ball game yesterday, and Julio did a nice job working with the trainers to get back," Smith said. "Anytime you have your 1-A or 1-B receiver out for that many snaps it's going to change the dynamics of your play calling and what you’re going to try and do formationally." Smith didn't say exactly what was wrong with Julio or how the dynamic wideout is feeling now. Owners should check in on Wednesday.

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He was concerned enough to hold him out 2 quarters and throw off our whole offense.

Smitty has to quit being so **** cautious all the time.

The time for caution is a meaninless, though highly emotional, mid-season game. You can't let you distain for your opponent to cause you to lose sight of the big picture. It is more important that we set ourselves up for the long run than it is that we throw caution to the win to ruin the Saints season. We can still do that later this month.

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The INT where Matt threw to Drew Davis wouldve have been a totally different situation if Julio were there. Julio presence alone changes everything. If he was healthy enought to play, he should've been back at the start of the 3rd Quarter.

You mean the play that effectively put N.O on their 20 yard line after a failed 3rd down conversion? Yeah, no, Julio would've definitely pushed it back to the 19 at least. Rush Julio back into a game we were leading in...that makes a **** ton of sense.

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Let's play devils advocate for a moment. Say Smith could have told Julio to go back in after a few plays off and injured his leg to the point of being out for the rest of the season. What would have some of the people on the board said in that situation? If you were head coach are you willing to risk a player for games or the rest of the season for one game? In my opinion when it comes to a guy that honestly changes our offense for the better, you don't take those kinds of risks. I could understand if it was late in the game you were on the fence about it and he wanted to go in to be a decoy in the endzone or something like that but early in the game I thought it was the right call.

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