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BOSTON (CBS) — Zolak & Bertrand kicked off their Wednesday on Radio Row in Houston by welcoming former Patriots fullback and current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans to the show.

Evans has been breaking down film on the Falcons all season long, and while there’s no denying that Julio Jones is one of the best receivers in the game, Evans recently said Jones was “physically soft” in an interview with The Boston Herald. He expanded on those comments on Wednesday.

“I made that statement off of one play. Go back to their first drive of the last game, the NFC Championship against Aaron Rogers and the Green Bay Packers. It’s second-and-11, Green Bay bangs him on the play and it’s an incomplete. He walks off the field and Matt Ryan is able to pick it up on third-and-11 without him. And then he comes back on the field on first down,” explained Evans. “I’m thinking, if that was the Randy Moss I played with. If that was [Terrell Owens], Jerry Rice, the greats that Julio gets thrown into the mix with — talent-wise and spectacular play-wise rightfully so, but not overall proof of his NFL longevity yet. I think that’s blasphemous.

“Randy, never, on third-and-11 are you kidding me? He’s going to the huddle no matter how hard he was hit and saying, ‘Tom you better throw me the ball and we’ll get them back.’ That’s just something that rubbed me the wrong way,” Evans continued. “There’s something about that temperament that drives me nuts. He has more talent in his left pinky than I have in my whole body. I never would have stepped off the field on third-and-11.”

Evans pointed to receivers like Julian Edelman, Doug Baldwin and Steve Smith as “the type of guys I want and the type of guys who help you hoist Lombardis.”

“Again, Julio is probably the best wide receiver in a lot of ways. Call it jealousy or bitterness; I’m jealous that I’m not as gifted as him. If I had my mindset with the talent of him or a Randy Moss, I would have loved to have seen what I could have done,” said Evans.

As for the Patriots defense stopping the No. 1 offense on Sunday, Evans said the Falcons should pick up their yards, but will struggle to get into the end zone.

“I can see Matt Ryan throwing for 400 yards and they may have 80-90 rush yards, but at the end of the day they’ll be point deficient,” said Evans.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/02/01/heath-evans-rips-julio-jones-on-zo-bertrand/

 

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1 minute ago, Clark said:

Honestly, I hate Evans, but every time I see Julio on the sideline in an obvious passing down, I am yelling at the TV.  I know he is playing through an injury, but I cant help but think he should be in there.

He is playing through a painful turf toe injury - he is gutting it out - because he does not talk about injuries and does not whine - people forget he is injured.

I have ZERO doubt that Julio is giving Falcons absolutely everything he has - and Falcons coaches are being smart in how they use him - because of said injuries.

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Go back and watch the last two plays of the second half of the 1998 NFC Championship game.  Vikings had the ball around the 30 yard line with about a minute to go.  On second down, they threw deep to Moss who was bracketed, but still almost made the catch inside the Falcons 20.  It was a tie game and all MN needed was a field goal to make it to the SUPER BOWL.

On the next play, what happened?

The Vikings inexplicably took a knee, ran out the clock, took it to overtime AND LOST.

Why?  Because Randy Moss took himself out of the game after the first long pass attempt.  According to Madden, he tweaked a stomach muscle.

Heath Evans is an ignorant buffoon with no knowledge of NFL history or the WARRIORS that are the Atlanta Falcons.

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Just now, g-dawg said:

He is playing through a painful turf toe injury - he is gutting it out - because he does not talk about injuries and does not whine - people forget he is injured.

I have ZERO doubt that Julio is giving Falcons absolutely everything he has - and Falcons coaches are being smart in how they use him - because of said injuries.

I completely agree but I just cant help but yell "Cmon Julio, we need you in there" when he is on the sideline.  So far everything has worked out okay, so Im good.  Im sure Im not alone in this.

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Just now, RandomVariable said:

Julio is mentally soft. That won't cut it against a mentally and physically tough team like New England. 

Mentally soft?  Where do you even come up with this shyt?  You dont even believe half of the crap you sprew.  If you do, you are a sad, pathetic fool.

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Ok first and foremost, I loathe this troll of an 'analyst' Heath Evans. He can't separate his hatred for the falcons and be at-least remotely impartial. Which, I feel, is unprofessional of him and devalues any opinion he gives on the birds. 

Having said that, he's REALLY scrapping the bottom of the barrel for negative points against us. Saying that it 'rubbed' him the wrong way that JU was out on a 3rd down on the FIRST series? Dude really? If it was the 4th quarter on the final drive in a tight game? Ok, you'd have a little wiggle room there. But the first drive of the first series of the game? Dude just fall off the planet as soon as humanly possible please. 

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