No Mere Mortal May Tackle the Beast that is Julio Jones
2016 stats-83-receptions-1,409 YD’s-6 TD’s
While we could say Julio Jones best catch was made against the New England Patriots in a surprise Super Bowl berth the Falcons made sure that catch became meaningless. So let’s avoid all 28-3 laments and instead go back to when Julio Jones wrecked the Packers secondary.
After making the catch Julio flashes his speed shaking off would be tacklers on route to another ridiculous touchdown run. Julio was a man among boys on this play, a rare sight in a League with the best talent on earth.
Watching Jones explode to the endzone in jaw-dropping fashion was the 2016 Falcon offense in a nutshell. An explosive group who could break plays on any given snap.
Julio’s catch also came against the Packers in the NFC Championship game, if your noticing a trend here it is because no Packer’s secondary has found a way to even slow Jones.
The Packers might just be the most inept team in the League when it comes to slowing down Julio. Which is saying quite a lot considering he is the best receiver in the League. Whose skill is on full display in the play above. Side note how many times is considered excessive to watch a highlight in a row?