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Falcons' Deion Jones confident about being man in the middle

Vaughn McClure

ESPN Staff Writer

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Although Deion Jones wasn't originally expected to be an option at middle linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons, the second-round draft pick said he's comfortable with playing that role and competing against returning starter Paul Worrilow.

Jones was in the middle for brief periods of 11-on-11 drills during Friday's rookie minicamp. It was way too early to assess his comfort level, but his blazing speed was evident.

Playing the middle isn't just about being fast -- and he knows it.

"My confidence is coming bit by bit," Jones said. "It's about learning the scheme and adjusting to the speed. It got better as the practice went on."

Last year at LSU, Jones said he played middle linebacker half the time and on the weak side the other half.

"Playing the middle is having the confidence and knowing the calls," Jones said. "And it's getting people lined up and making sure everyone is on the same page."

Such might take a little time for a rookie, and Jones fully understands that reality. Certainly the Falcons want to accelerate his learning curve in order to use his speed to their advantage, particular in coverage situations.

Worrilow, the team's leading tackler the past three seasons, expected the team to bring in competition at his position. In fact, Worrilow immediately reached out to Jones via text message after he was drafted.

"I appreciated it," Jones said of Worrilow's warm welcome. "All these guys, like the coaches said, it's a big family atmosphere. It made me feel good that someone older reached out to me. I want to learn from him and get to know him, and learn from the rest of the guys. Like I said, it's a big family atmosphere here."

http://espn.go.com/blog/atlanta-falcons/post/_/id/20532/deion-jones-confident-about-being-man-in-the-middle

 

 

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2 minutes ago, PokerSteve said:

My post included a reference to that very fact. Apparently you didn't understand that, or didn't read it?

No I read and understood everything in your post. Mother Teresa was a class act but I don't want her calling coverages for my team grandpa.

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Just now, Godzilla1985 said:

No I read and understood everything in your post. Mother Teresa was a class act but I don't want her calling coverages for my team grandpa.

LOL. So you toss in a large order of azzholeness with your pathetic lack of perception. You're doing great, boy. What other banal bs you got to say that nobody will care less about?

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3 minutes ago, PokerSteve said:

LOL. So you toss in a large order of azzholeness with your pathetic lack of perception. You're doing great, boy. What other banal bs you got to say that nobody will care less about?

Lol he doesn't get PW can be a great number 2 who can teach and lead the young guys. Be a able to play here and there and have a nice role.

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10 minutes ago, PokerSteve said:

LOL. So you toss in a large order of azzholeness with your pathetic lack of perception. You're doing great, boy. What other banal bs you got to say that nobody will care less about?

You along with 1970 are two of the most negative uptight turds on this board and YOU are calling me the azzhole. Sorry I don't want to kiss Worrislows azz like you do.

 

I don't care if he simutaneously rescued 100 orphans, found Atlantis and discovered a cure for the plague. Those would never negate the fact he is horrid as a starting middle linebacker.   If Worrilow wants to be a mentor fine.  That's ALL he should be.

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Mods please pin this thread so all of TATF has the opportunity to observe a clueless moron showing he not only has no class, he doesn't even know what the word means. 

Wear your AzzClown Badge with pride godzilla. You earn it with every post you make.

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1 hour ago, FentayeJones said:

Falcons' Deion Jones confident about being man in the middle

Vaughn McClure

ESPN Staff Writer

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Although Deion Jones wasn't originally expected to be an option at middle linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons, the second-round draft pick said he's comfortable with playing that role and competing against returning starter Paul Worrilow.

Jones was in the middle for brief periods of 11-on-11 drills during Friday's rookie minicamp. It was way too early to assess his comfort level, but his blazing speed was evident.

Playing the middle isn't just about being fast -- and he knows it.

"My confidence is coming bit by bit," Jones said. "It's about learning the scheme and adjusting to the speed. It got better as the practice went on."

Last year at LSU, Jones said he played middle linebacker half the time and on the weak side the other half.

"Playing the middle is having the confidence and knowing the calls," Jones said. "And it's getting people lined up and making sure everyone is on the same page."

Such might take a little time for a rookie, and Jones fully understands that reality. Certainly the Falcons want to accelerate his learning curve in order to use his speed to their advantage, particular in coverage situations.

Worrilow, the team's leading tackler the past three seasons, expected the team to bring in competition at his position. In fact, Worrilow immediately reached out to Jones via text message after he was drafted.

"I appreciated it," Jones said of Worrilow's warm welcome. "All these guys, like the coaches said, it's a big family atmosphere. It made me feel good that someone older reached out to me. I want to learn from him and get to know him, and learn from the rest of the guys. Like I said, it's a big family atmosphere here."

http://espn.go.com/blog/atlanta-falcons/post/_/id/20532/deion-jones-confident-about-being-man-in-the-middle

 

Just saying....

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Just now, BC Fan said:

Personally, I think Worrilow is going to take a big step forward this year and make it hard for Jones to get on the field, but I always root for the best guy to play.  

That would be a great problem to have. 

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I don't care how much of a class act Worrilow is, the point is he has no choice but to be. I'm so tired of this dude being defended in any way. I almost hate him on a personal level because of how bad he is on the football field. 

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51 minutes ago, BC Fan said:

Personally, I think Worrilow is going to take a big step forward this year and make it hard for Jones to get on the field, but I always root for the best guy to play.  

With improvement at sam  and  SS PW could stay on the field 1st, 2nd and all 3rd downs with less than 8 to go.  Might not need a nickle back this year........or run a 3-3-nickle.  More linebackers rushing the QB,  fewer in coverage.

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we should constrain ourselves to 11 players
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43 minutes ago, HaRdH3ad said:

I don't care how much of a class act Worrilow is, the point is he has no choice but to be. I'm so tired of this dude being defended in any way. I almost hate him on a personal level because of how bad he is on the football field. 

He doesn't have to be...Bradford is still crying. 

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1 hour ago, Power I said:

That would be a great problem to have. 

I hope it will light a fire under his rear as well. He is good athletically but it has yet to show up in his play. They saw where he was last year and got insurance this year.

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