Atlanta Falcons: Five things we learned in win over Houston Texans
2) The Falcons are not too Julio Jones dependent
Oct 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Leonard Hankerson (85) celebrates with wide receiver Julio Jones (11) after he made a touchdown catch in the second quarter of their game against the Houston Texans at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
A couple of rather silly, uneducated fans have pinned the Falcons’ early success on one man. Julio Jones. “If the Falcons didn’t have Jones, they wouldn’t be very good,” they said. Well, the Falcons put that to rest in their week 4 drubbing of the Texans.
Jones caught four passes for 38 yards and did not catch a single pass in the second half. Arguably the Falcons’ third best wide receiver Leonard Hankerson led the team with 103 receiving yards, but it was the run game that dominated the Falcons’ offense against the Texans. Jones wasn’t needed whatsoever. Jones is a luxury, not a necessity. People need to realize that.