When the Atlanta Falcons lost three straight in October, there were doubts if the team could return to the playoffs after their Super Bowl collapse in February.
Wide receiver Julio Jones told former Falcon Deion Sanders on Sunday the team has found its identity since then. Jones said to remain successful for the final five games of the regular season, everyone must remain on the same page.
“We’re good now. We’re better,” Jones said. “We’ve been gelling over the past weeks just trying to find our identity as the 2017 Atlanta Falcons.”
After recording 253 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Sanders asked Jones why the Falcons coaching staff can’t give him the ball to that extent every week.
“I mean they can,” Jones said. “I’m not a selfish guy, I’m not a stat guy. The thing is, we never know whose day it’s going to be. If the other 10 guys on the field don’t go out there and do (their) jobs, for me to go out there and have a performance like that, what I did today, it wouldn’t have come about if they didn’t do (their jobs).”