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I think we have to consider trading Julio

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I've been really critical of the falcons since the super bowl including ryan's ridiculous contract which could have been used for bringing on or keeping good players   also I'm still in disbelief about bringing on sark and losing our completely awesome and nearly record breaking offensive attack   the new Orleans game gave me hope however that maybe that offensive attack is almost back... and then of course the injuries came like an avalanche. 

even if we trade Julio for two first round picks or more, there's no way i'd do it   we're just another decent team without him   he's dominant like no other offensive falcon has ever been or will be and make ryan much better than he really is (ridley won't replace him although he'll be good)

also there's the psychological / branding aspect of Julio  he puts us on the map  honestly if we lost him, my already waning interest in our falcons would go down drastically--not bc i'm not a true fan but because I'd give up hoping we'll ever be dominant again...you'll say 'that's not being a true fan' but in fact it's almost like falling in love with a beautiful girl who keeps disappointing you and you just can't take it anymore. 

got to keep Julio  he makes you believe at any moment he can break a game wide open

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I think it depends on our cap situation going forward. If paying Julio what he wants will prevent us from keeping some good young defensive players, I could see DQ and the front opting to prioritise the defence  - especially if his poor TD production continues.

I doubt that we want to get of Julio, so its really a question of whether our cap situation forces us to have to make some very difficult decisions. 

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On 9/28/2018 at 5:09 PM, slickgadawg said:

And this is Hall of Famer, Superbowl champion Michael freaking Irvin saying that the PERFECT receiver is Julio Jones... but yet some Falcon fans wanna run him off..... And remember, Julio DELIVERED THE BEST CATCH IN SUPERBOWL HISTORY and one of the best in the NFL of ALLTIME, to deliver the CHAMPIONSHIP to Atlanta but the Falcons refused to kick the championship field goal...

 

Image result for julio jones super bowl catch gif

Seeing this still hurts my stomach.  That would have been the poster perfect picture for finally getting the ring that night.  Sigh.

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On 9/29/2018 at 9:09 AM, slickgadawg said:

And this is Hall of Famer, Superbowl champion Michael freaking Irvin saying that the PERFECT receiver is Julio Jones... but yet some Falcon fans wanna run him off..... And remember, Julio DELIVERED THE BEST CATCH IN SUPERBOWL HISTORY and one of the best in the NFL of ALLTIME, to deliver the CHAMPIONSHIP to Atlanta but the Falcons refused to kick the championship field goal...

 

Image result for julio jones super bowl catch gif

I'll also raise you a Jerry Rice and a Cris Carter to add to that opinion that Julio is what he is.

When they talk best WRer in the league it seems always Julio and someone else hes always been in the discussion.Wheather it be AB this year and last or OBJ previously Julio has always been the constant for the most part of his career.

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On 9/27/2018 at 4:13 PM, Atl Falcon said:

 Flame away if it makes you feel better but here’s why I would consider it. 

JJ will be 30 in February and will demand a HUGE contract. We have a true number one WR in Ridley and plenty of offensive weapons. JJ wants big bucks, that’s money we could use to pay all our ascending defensive players, plus money we could pay to a top tier pass rusher if acquired via trade. JJ will be nearing 31 next season and yeah he probably has a couple more good years before declining, but honestly how many ( I know there’s a few) WRs continue to play at the same level as they did when they were in their mid late 20s? I think we would all agree JJ is injury prone as well and with his body type and history it’s not likely to change. So is now the time, why he still has value and what would be some realistic options for trade - players and/or draft picks that would help our team now and in the future. I realize it would  be a sentimental situation for some folks to ever think about trading JJ. I highly doubt AB would let it happen and this is all hypothetical but surely some of you would agree. Let’s hear it.....

 

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9 hours ago, arrogantBEAST said:

Calvin Ridley has one good game and everybody calling him a new number 1. Gtfoh. 

even if he eventually is he is going to need a bigger faster guy  like a Julio or Mike Evans to complement him correctly.

Peoplejust see tds and are like ohh he's better than Julio. nevermind Julio is doubled up with safety help over the top to boot.

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On 9/28/2018 at 9:17 PM, k-train said:

Yeah, not really sure why folks think he can't keep producing. Plenty of great WRs kept it going into their 30's. Here are several examples of why it's kinda foolish to assume a great WR can't continue to be productive beyond 30...

Jerry Rice
31: 1503 yards & 15 tds
32: 1499 yards & 13 tds
33: 1848 yards & 15 tds (this was the best year of his entire amazing HOF career & the only 2 WRs in NFL history to have more yards in a season are Calvin Johnson and Julio Jones)
34: 1254 yards & 8 tds
36: 1157 yards & 9 tds
39: 1159 yards & 9 tds
40: 1211 yards & 7 tds

Randy Moss
30: 1493 & 23 tds
31: 1008 yards & 11 tds
32: 1264 yards & 13 tds

Terrell Owens
30: 1102 yards & 9 tds
31: 1200 yards & 14 tds
33: 1180 yards & 13 tds
34: 1355 yards & 15 tds
35: 1055 yards & 10 tds
37: 987 yards & 9 tds

Marvin Harrison
30: 1722 yards & 11 tds
31: 1272 yards & 10 tds
32: 1113 yards & 15 tds
33: 1146 yards & 12 tds
34: 1366 yards & 12 tds

Reggie Wayne
30: 1145 yards & 6 tds
31: 1264 yards & 10 tds
32: 1355 yards & 6 tds
33: 960 yards & 4 tds
34: 1355 yards & 5 tds

Larry Fitzgerald
30: 954 yards & 10 tds
32: 1215 yards & 9 tds
33: 1023 yards & 6 tds
34: 1156 yards & 6 tds

Isaac Bruce
30: 1075 yards & 7 tds
31: 941 yards & 5 tds
32: 1292 yards & 6 tds
34: 1093 yards & 3 tds
36: 835 yards & 7 tds

Andre Johnson
31: 1598 yards & 4 tds
32: 1407 yards & 5 tds
33: 936 yards & 3 tds

Rod Smith
30: 1602 yards & 8 tds
31: 1343 yards & 11 tds
32: 1027 yards & 5 tds
33: 845 yards & 3 tds
34: 1144 yards & 7 tds
35: 1105 yards & 6 tds

Steve Smith
30: 982 yards & 7 tds
32: 1394 yards & 7 tds
33: 1174 yards & 4 tds
35: 1065 yards & 6 tds
37: 799 yards & 5 tds

Tim Brown
30: 1104 yards & 9 tds
31: 1408 yards & 5 tds
32: 1012 yards & 9 tds
33: 1344 yards & 6 tds
34: 1128 yards & 11 tds
35: 1165 yards & 9 tds
36: 930 yards & 2 tds

Cris Carter
30: 1371 yards & 17 tds
31: 1163 yards & 10 tds
32: 1069 yards & 13 tds
33: 1011 yards & 12 tds
34: 1241 yards & 13 tds
35: 1274 yards & 9 tds
36: 871 yards & 6 tds

Joey Galloway
34: 1287 yards & 10 tds
35: 1057 yards & 7 tds
36: 1014 yards & 6 tds

Anquan Boldin
30: 837 yards & 7 tds
31: 887yards & 3 tds
32: 921 yards & 4 tds
33: 1179 yards & 7 tds
34: 1062 yards & 5 tds
35: 789 yards & 4 tds

Henry Ellard
30: 1052 yards & 3 tds
32: 945 yards & 2 tds
33: 1397 yards & 6 tds
34: 1005 yards & 5 tds
35: 1014 yards & 2 tds

Steve Largent
30: 1164 yards & 12 tds
31: 1287 yards & 6 tds
32: 1070 yards & 9 tds
33: 912 yards & 8 tds

Irving Fryar
31: 1010 yards & 5 tds
32: 1270 yards & 7 tds
33: 910 yards & 8 tds
34: 1195 yards & 11 tds
35: 1316 yards & 6 tds

Jimmy Smith
30: 1636 yards & 6 tds
31: 1213 yards & 8 tds
32: 1373 yards & 8 tds
33: 1027 yards & 7 tds
34: 805 yards & 4 tds
35: 1172 yards & 6 tds
36: 1023 yards & 6 tds

Derrick Mason
30: 1168 yards & 7 tds
31: 1073 yards & 3 tds
33: 1087 yards & 5 tds
34: 1037 yards & 5 tds
35: 1028 yards & 7 tds
36: 802 yards & 7 tds

Mushin Muhammad
31: 1405 yards & 16 tds
33: 863 yards & 5 tds
35: 923 yards & 5 tds

Keenan McCardell
30: 1207 yards & 5 tds
31: 1110 yards & 6 tds
33: 1174 yards & 8 tds
35: 918 yards & 5 tds

Roddy White
30: 1296 yards & 8 tds
31: 1351 yards & 7 tds
33: 921 yards & 7 tds

Donald Driver
30: 1221 yards & 5 tds
31: 1295 yards & 8 tds
32: 1048 yards & 2 tds
33: 1012 yards & 5 tds
34: 1061 yards & 6 tds

Tony Martin
30: 1224 yards & 6 tds
31: 1171 yards & 14 tds
32: 904 yards & 6 tds
33: 1181 yards & 6 tds
34: 1037 yards & 5 tds

Drew Hill
30: 1112 yards & 5 tds
31: 989 yards & 6 tds
32: 1141 yards & 10 tds
33: 938 yards & 8 tds
34: 1019 yards & 5 tds
35: 1109 yards & 4 tds

Terance Mathis
30: 802 yards & 6 tds
31: 1136 yards & 11 tds
32: 1116 yards & 6 tds

Joe Horn
30: 1312 yards & 7 tds
31: 973 yards & 10 tds
32: 1399 yards & 11 tds

great post.

Jerry Rice with 1,200 yds @ 40 is just ridiculous.

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9 hours ago, ukfalc said:

I think it depends on our cap situation going forward. If paying Julio what he wants will prevent us from keeping some good young defensive players, I could see DQ and the front opting to prioritise the defence  - especially if his poor TD production continues.

I doubt that we want to get of Julio, so its really a question of whether our cap situation forces us to have to make some very difficult decisions. 

If our offense carries us to the playoffs with THIS defense. Julio wont go anywhere.

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16 hours ago, ATLSlobberKnockers said:

even if he eventually is he is going to need a bigger faster guy  like a Julio or Mike Evans to complement him correctly.

Peoplejust see tds and are like ohh he's better than Julio. nevermind Julio is doubled up with safety help over the top to boot.

Calvin gunna be special....JJ is special 

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