Here’s what Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones had to say after the 24-20 win over the Eagles Sunday night:
On the 54-yard TD: “I was just looking around. (Mohamed Sanu) kicked the guy (out) and I’m looking around (thinking) it’s a foot race now. That was it.”
On how it happened: “It’s very slow. I’m thinking so fast that it’s ridiculous. If he had an angle on me. Then I would have cut back or do something to get him. But from where he was at it was just a foot race.”
On the drive: “We are an extension of one another. It’s not one person did this, or one person did that. We set out to get a W. We got a W. It’s one play at a time, regardless of what happened. I can score on a play and I’m not satisfied. Matt can throw a touchdown and he’s still not satisfied. That’s just the mentality that we have to have on this team.”
On Eagles playing Cover Zero: “They had some success with it earlier in the game. They put a lot of pressure on Matt, but it only takes one or two times to get those guys out of zero. In critical situations like that, we know they are going to send pressure, especially on fourth-and-3.”
On Jake Matthews’ block: “He did a tremendous job on that play. Everybody is an extension of one another. Just going out there and doing your job.”
On the play call: “The biggest things for me was to get the first down. Once the kick-out block came, it was like OK, it’s a foot race. It wasn’t (anything) like … this is what I do. I play football and we make plays. Everybody, it was a big play, but it was a routine play for us. Like to make those things happen, that’s what we’ve got to do nonstop. That’s what we have to do, that’s what we have to build on. We can’t be shocked when we are making these plays. We are talented enough to make these plays throughout the whole game.”
More on the TD play: “Initially, it’s fourth-and-3 and my number gets called. It’s OK, get the first down. Once it opened up the way it did, it was a foot race, plain and simple. Let’s go, we can’t let them catch you.”
On the record: “I’ll call (Roddy White) and give him some (stuff). It’s a great accomplishment. Roddy is a heck of a receiver. I just try to go out here week end and week out do what my team needs me to do to be successful.”
On when he though he was gone: “When I caught it.”
On the blocks: “Mo, Jake and everybody. If they do that none of it happens. Everybody was doing their jobs.”
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