Julio Jones sounds like a man confused about his red zone role
When your team is in the midst of a five game losing streak, and has also dropped six of their last seven, it's obvious that there will be questions asked and confusion about roles.
One player who seems just a bit confused about his role in key moments, is star wide receiver Julio Jones. As Vaughn McClure of ESPN reports, when Jones was asked about why he wasn't getting fade routes or jump balls in the red zone, he didn't have much of an answer.
"I just go out there and just do what I'm told to do," Jones told ESPN. "If we're getting those looks, I think they'll call those plays. But I don't know. I don't know what we're getting down there. I don't know what the thinking is as far as if we're going to throw the jump balls or if we're going to run the ball or whatever look we're getting down there. We practice throughout the week throwing jump balls, throwing fades, throwing all these little things. But when the game comes, you never know what's going to come up."
Jones wrapped it up with one simple statement which is probably leaving Falcons fans incredibly frustrated at this point.
"Our main focus is to score when we get in the red zone -- not field goals," Jones said. "We just have to get better in the red zone."
Only time will tell if things are going to change, but Jones should absolutely get the ball when the Falcons get near the end zone.