Julio Jones is likely out for the season with an undisclosed foot injury

Julio Jones is done for the season, and so are the Falcons

10/8/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Oct 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) gains extra yards after a catch in the first half against the New York Jets at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY SportsAccording to multiple sources, including the always reliable Jay Glazer, Falcons WR Julio Jones has been diagnosed with a serious foot injury and will likely miss the remainder of the season.

This is a huge blow to the Falcons, who have already been struggling this year but were hoping that their electric offense could play them back into contention.

The Falcons have already been fighting the injury bug, with fellow WR Roddy White missing multiple games already, as well as starting RB Steven Jackson and several injuries on the offensive line.

Now, without Jones, who is one of the games best receivers, they have virtually no hope whatsoever of digging themselves out of the hole they've dug for themselves after starting the year 1-4.

Jones leads the NFL in receptions through 5 games, with 41, and is second only to Saints TE Jimmy Graham in receiving yards with 580. He's clearly a huge factor in an offense that relies heavily on their aerial assault.

This could put Falcons coach Mike Smith even more firmly on the hot seat. He has already been widely criticized for questionable game decisions, like passing up on a field goal right before halftime against the Jets that could have allowed them to hold on to the win in Monday night's game, as well as a similar scenario against the Patriots last week.

Now, without their best receiver, it's likely that the Falcons will continue to struggle, and Smith could find himself without a job before the year ends.

Hopefully for the Falcons, Jones will recover fully and come back strong for next year. As for this year, it might be time to start tanking for JaDeveon Clowney.
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10/11/13   |   Kenne   |   15951 respect

He was my #1 WR on several of my FF teams. It was hard having to drop him. broken heart

R.I.P. Julio's 2013 season and to my chances of winning an FF championship. crying

10/8/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

sounds like this guy will be on ESPN Pregame show next season... no more football...

10/8/13   |   Jess   |   34856 respect

This makes me sad

10/8/13   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25312 respect

I will be looking for Mike Smith doing Cialis commercials before Christmas

10/8/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21426 respect

Sharp Square wrote:

Horrible break for the kid as he was having a good season. Big blow to falcons and i actually rather beat em and see em lose at their best. 

I wouldn't be very sympathetic if it was that walking big mouth smelly c*** Roddy White but the Jones kid seems to deserve better. 

Speaking of Roddy White, now it puts more pressure on him to carry the load as far as getting more receiving yards.

10/8/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61931 respect

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10/8/13   |   Sharp Square   |   11945 respect


Horrible break for the kid as he was having a good season. Big blow to falcons and i actually rather beat em and see em lose at their best. 

I wouldn't be very sympathetic if it was that walking big mouth smelly c*** Roddy White but the Jones kid seems to deserve better. 

10/8/13   |   Beaneaters   |   17800 respect

I am beginning to think that the Georgia Dome would be a nice place to set up a MASH unit. Gonzalez won't be able to help much with a defensive lineman, a linebacker, and a couple of DBs hanging on him every play. Then again, Clowney will look great in an ATL uni.

10/8/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21426 respect

Julio Jones is the best WR in the Falcons' offense...  That's a big blow for the Falcons...