Julio Jones ranks at No. 8 in the NFL Top 100 Players for 2016 list, but the Atlanta Falcons need a run of success to earn the respect of the league. That and more in Thursday’s Dirty Bird Daily.
Good morning, Falcons fans. In at No. 8 on the NFL Top 100 is Julio Jones, deservedly that high on the list. Will he continue to climb the list in the coming seasons? If the offense hits new heights this year, he could well do.
We now sit just 66 short days away from the start of the Falcons’ 2016 regular season campaign. Training camp is just around the corner and football is finally almost here!
Let’s get started with today’s Dirty Bird Daily. As you sip your coffee this fine Thursday morning, enjoy these Falcons articles from around the internet.
Video: Julio the Great at No. 8 — AtlantaFalcons.com
So now we know. Julio Jones was set to be revealed in the top-10 of the NFL Top 100, and his name was called at No. 8. It’s hard to have many complaints as everyone this high on the list deserves to be there. Jones finished second among receivers, behind Antonio Brown but ahead of Odell Beckham Jr.
The Atlanta Falcons and the long road to respect — Dave Choate of The Falcoholic
It’s not easy to win the respect of the NFL, and the Falcons are a long way from doing so. Unlike the Patriots, Packers and Steelers, who could lose for a few years and still be respected league-wide, the Falcons need a run of success to earn such praise.
This has to be Cam Newton, right? As big of a player Luke Kuechly is on defense, and he makes some spectacular plays from the linebacker position, Newton runs the show. Newton’s MVP season is why they finished 15-1 and came so close to winning a ring.