Sep 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) celebrates his touchdown in the end zone with teammate wide receiver Roddy White (84) against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Every Falcons’ fan worst nightmare came true yesterday when it was announced Julio Jones will likely miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.
Coach Mike Smith wouldn’t say much about the injury at the press conference that was held for this injury.
"“I don’t want to get into the specifics about what foot it is,” Smith said. “He did injure his foot last night and was able to complete the game. He had a test this morning and is going for a second opinion tomorrow. The first diagnosis was not that encouraging.”"
Julio Jones is the salt to the already open wound. The Falcons’ 1-4 start makes me cringe already, and I now have to live with the fact that my fantasy football team will most likely not remain undefeated. This pill is so hard to swallow that I still think the second opinion Julio will get today will reveal a season saving result.
To add to the horrible news, Roddy White will likely miss more than one game with a pulled hamstring, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. It was evident Roddy White was never 100 percent this season, but this news adds to the ever growing list of things I hate about this fantasy football season.
The Falcons’ offense now consists of Tony Gonzalez, Matt Ryan, Harry Douglas, two backup running backs, a horrible offensive line and a questionable play caller. The only good news about this depressing season is it is only eleven games away from being over with.
With the offense being so bad, it felt appropriate to make a list of things I would much rather watch than the new look offense.
1) Watch Grass Grow- If you ever just want to just sit back and relax, watching grass grow is a great option. Instead of seeing Jason Snelling run into a wall of defenders on every down, you can watch the mesmerising event of watching these little green spades sprout up a millimeter at a time. If you are looking for a crazy time, adding water speeds the process up even faster! Sounds more exciting to me!
2) Coach Little League Football- Sick of not seeing results from your favorite NFL team? Force your kid to do exactly what you want the Falcons to do by screaming in their face and forcing them to work on their footwork for hours at a time! You can run as many post routs as you want. You no longer have to watch a million and a half dump-down passes from a quarterback making 103.75 million dollars.
3) Construct a Ship in a Bottle- This tedious task could take days, months, or even years to perfect. This could be the perfect task to pass the rest of the long season with. I am sick and tired of the Falcons team taking three steps forward and four steps back, so you can now take one step forward and two steps back! It is much more efficient and less time consuming.