To put it simply, the Atlanta Falcons were vastly disappointed by the play they got out of linebacker Deion Jones. He was a constant liability in both the pass and run game.
We know what type of player Debo can be, he was the leader of the Falcons defense during his rookie year when the team made it to the Super Bowl, but can we expect him to return to his old form?
The Falcons need Deion Jones to step up in a big way
Atlanta elected to let leading tackler, Foye Oluokun, walk in free agency, it was the best decision for the future of the team but it also puts a lot of pressure on Deion Jones to return to his Pro Bowl form.
There is no doubt that he has the talent to be a special player in the NFL, we have all seen that at points during his career in the NFL. The big issue with Deion is whether or not he will put full effort into every play, something that he did not do in 2021.
It was quite obvious as sometimes you would see him jogging during a play, only to be beaten by his opponent. It was simply frustrating.
Deion Jones’ 2022 season will depend on his attitude and whether or not he will try his hardest. It might seem harsh but it just looked like he was not giving much effort on every play last season, and to couple that with the challenges of learning a new scheme, it is no wonder why he was so awful last year.
Debo’s speed is elite, he can be one of the best linebackers in the NFL. He can also be the best playmaking linebacker in the league, we have seen it from him throughout the years, it is time for him to return to his old form, as the Falcons need all the help they can get on defense.