Why Julio Jones should be at OTAs

Dukes & Bell
May 22, 2019 - 2:59 pm



As Atlanta Falcons OTAs got underway this week, Carl says he isn’t concerned that Julio Jones and Grady Jarrett are not in attendance and doesn’t think they need to be there at a voluntary practice.

Carl told the story of a guy telling him he disagreed that Jarrett and Julio didn’t need to be there.

“A guy stopped me and said there is a responsibility for the leaders of the team to be there,” Dukes said.  “They are the leaders on this team. They are the guys who set the tone, and they do owe it to their teammates. I’m not going to say I agree with this point, because I want these guys healthy for the season.”

Mike said every year guys get hurt and I don’t want that happening.

“Last year I based my argument that they should be there based off Sark’s comments on not having enough time with Julio the year before,” Bell said. “But if Julio Jones blows out his knee or ankle in an OTA, the season is done based on how much Julio means to this offense, and every year a guy gets hurt in these practices.”