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Julio Jones Says He's Not Going To Hold Out


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Kudos to Julio but I dont see why guys get a bad rep for holding out. Guys put their bodies on the line to get where they are but as soon as they arent playing up to the standards that Front offices feel they should be at they get released. It should be a two way street. If a guy is balling you pay him. Front Officies never get called out for their shrewdness. When they do it "its just business." Those guys have families to feed and dont give me that they are playing a game for millions spiel. If they are getting millions imagine what they guy cutting the checks are getting to not do anything but sit back and enjoy football games from a Luxury booth

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Bigtime props and respect to Julio Jones. He came to camp as a rookie and let his work speak for itself. He has every character trait I would want in my own children. One of my favorite things about him is he's quiet and incredibly focused. We're lucky to have him.

He's had this type of attitude and character since being a rookie. I remember him saying this team before self stuff his rookie year in an interview. I immediately laughed and thought "yeah thats what they all say, wait until the pay checks come in." But I'm genuinely amazed that he's kept this attitude and character through his career thus far and best of all his ACTIONS show it!

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I'm glad he's not holding out but if I was his agent, I'd advise him to at least threaten it. If he gets hurt before signing, he's going to cost himself tens of millions. I'd hold out in a minute if I thought there was any chance the team was stonewalling when I was the most important key to success.

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I'm glad he's not holding out but if I was his agent, I'd advise him to at least threaten it. If he gets hurt before signing, he's going to cost himself tens of millions. I'd hold out in a minute if I thought there was any chance the team was stonewalling when I was the most important key to success.

I tried, but I really can't imagine Julio threatening anything of the sort. He has more class than Drew Brees (who threatened to hold out in 2012) and is up there alongside Matt in terms of just playing and not threatening anyone.

Julio has made a name for himself and bolstered his image by being the type of player who doesn't put his foot in his mouth, talk garbage, and he plays with a high level of sportsmanship. I just can't imagine him holding out.

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I tried, but I really can't imagine Julio threatening anything of the sort. He has more class than Drew Brees (who threatened to hold out in 2012) and is up there alongside Matt in terms of just playing and not threatening anyone.

Julio has made a name for himself and bolstered his image by being the type of player who doesn't put his foot in his mouth, talk garbage, and he plays with a high level of sportsmanship. I just can't imagine him holding out.

Julio is cut from a different cloth than most. If we miss the window to get a Lombardi while we have him and Ryan in their prime, it'll be a terrible waste of opportunity. At this point, I'm hoping we'll still have Roddy contributing if/when we get a chance.

With that said, I have no doubt we'll have Julio signed by training camp. We're probably waiting for another potential free agent to shake loose so we can figure out the structure of the deal.

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Hjerry's minicamp thread is where I heard all this first. Great read if y'all haven't clicked it yet.

Lots of praise for Ricardo Allen as well as the Julio quotes.

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No one in the entire world would I rather have then Quintorris Lopez "Julio" Jones on my team, at my dinner table, or wherever it may be. Not only is he good at what he does, he does it like every child athlete in America should learn how to do it, with TEAM FIRST attitude. He has show this since the day he entered the league, so it is nothing shocking. But with so many players playing the NFL as profession (can't blame them, nor do I hold any against them), it is refreshing when you see a MAN that truly cares about winning and making his team a winner, it's a rarity. Pay the man the way he should be paid, and sit back and watch the greatest receiver to ever play the game, it will be worth every penny.

Sorry for being such a homer, but come on!

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Imagine if we had 53 Julio's?

We'd be using the LC (Lombardi Card) on saints fans!

50 Julio's, a Beasley, a Trufant, and a Worrilow.

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My hats off to Julio. A true professional. We are so blessed to have this guy as our #1 WR. He deserves a big contract. I hope Arthur makes Thomas get this deal done sooner rather than later. This guy is being team player now our GM and owner need to be team players. If every player on this team thought as Julio. He truly wants to win a championship and it shows. I hope he has a beast of a season.

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