Julio Jones is excited to match up against Jets CB Antonio Cromartie, per ESPN, but Jones thinks the Falcons advantage comes thanks to another player on the team.
“He’s a very athletic, long, rangy corner,” Jones said of Cromartie. “And he’s got great speed.”
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Jones could be shadowed by the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Cromartie during Monday night’s Falcons-Jets matchup on ESPN. At least that’s what Jones saw Cromartie do during a preseason matchup with Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson.
“He matched Johnson the whole time, so it’s a possibility,” Jones said. “But when you’ve got two great receivers on one team, it’s not telling who they’re going to match: me or Roddy (White).”
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comThe play of Kyle Wilson, Darrin Walls, Ellis Lankster, et al will be very important to the outcome of this game. Julio Jones is a special talent, but Roddy and Harry are capable receivers and even if the Jets can contain Julio Jones, it will mean nothing if they can’t defend elsewhere. Matt Ryan is a capable quarterback and is good at getting the ball away before he takes a sack. Walls played well in the preseason and played well in spots, but unfortunately had a tough game last week in the starting role. Putting Wilson back in for more work (dodges rotten tomatoes) and using the rest of the secondary situationally might be best … but we’ll see what the Jets do when they line up tonight.