Heres An Idea Falcons Throw To Julio Jones In The Red Zone

Julio Jones is unlike most other star receivers. He doesn’t scream at his quarterback or sulk or throw a tantrum when passes don’t come his way. He’s happy to share the wealth with his teammates. In short, he’s no diva.But if any NFL wide receiver has earned the right to complain on the sidelines, it’s Jones. The Falcons star hasn’t scored a touchdown this season — and in fact has underperformed his whole career when it comes to scoring. His touchdown rate has never come close to matching his outsized production everywhere else on the field. So maybe the Falcons — who have scored just 17 points in each of their past two games (both losses) heading into their Super Bowl rematch with the Patriots on Sunday — would actually benefit from Jones flipping a Gatorade cooler or two.Since 2014, Jones has been nothing short of unstoppable. He’s been the NFL’s most productive receiver when measured by yards per game, the second best in terms of receptions per game and the third best in yards per target.1Among all wide receivers and tight ends who have averaged at least 50 yards in at least 25 games since 2014. In those three-plus seasons, he’s averaging 104.8 yards but a ho-hum 0.4 touchdowns per game, which is roughly the same as less-heralded wideouts such as Allen Hurns, Emmanuel Sanders and Jordan Matthews. For an elite receiver, Jones is solidly middle-of-the-pack in touchdown production: Last Sunday, Atlanta lost to the Dolphins in the final minute when Ryan forced a pass in double coverage to second-year tight end Austin Hooper (36 career catches) instead of giving Jones a chance to make a play. The result was a game-ending interception at the Miami 6-yard line. While Jones said nothing, head coach Dan Quinn made it clear that he wasn’t pleased with bypassing his team’s best weapon.Atlanta’s strange unwillingness to use its best receiver has now spanned three offensive coordinators. When the current one, Steve Sarkisian, was handed the keys to the offense that in 2016 led the NFL in scoring, he saw one major area where the unit could improve.“Is there a way to get Julio more touches in the red zone and finding those matchups?” Sarkisian said at the time.The answer, apparently, is “no.”Check out our latest NFL predictions. The 51 receivers on the chart above average a scoring strike every 157.1 yards. Jones averages a TD for every 262 yards he accumulates, which is the third most extreme discrepancy in the sample.2Only Vincent Jackson and Willie Snead have Jones beat here, with 343.6 and 270 yards per touchdown respectively. The Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant, meanwhile, leads all receivers in fewest yards per touchdown, 92.7, but that’s probably no accident: Bryant has long made it clear that he expects a big portion of the touchdown glory — or someone, possibly everyone, is going to hear about it.Jones’s scoring woes almost defy explanation. Receivers who thirst for touchdowns are generally undersized players who do their damage between the 20s. But Jones is one of the game’s largest targets at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds. He’s also one of the position’s best athletes, crushing his scouting combine in speed, jumping ability and agility. It’s tough to imagine a better receiver his size on the NFL boundaries when it comes to getting both feet down inbounds and defying gravity in the process. If an NFL quarterback were to design a perfect red-zone weapon in a lab, he would look a lot like Jones.Incredibly, Jones’s lack of scoring seems to be by design. His percentage of QB Matt Ryan’s targets drops steadily the closer Atlanta gets to the goal line: from 32.8 percent of passes when the Falcons are at least 80 yards from the end zone to just a little more than half that — 16.7 percent — when they’re in the red zone. read more

CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Exclusively on Flow TV

first_img Related Items:concacaf, flow tv Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands, October 21, 2015: Flow TV scores again as the network has signed an exclusive deal to bring live coverage of the CONCACAF 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying matches to viewers across the Caribbean.Round 4 kicks off on November 13, running through September, 2016 and includes more than 40 crucial matches featuring some of the region’s most high profile teams, including Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, St Vincent, US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Haiti, and Panama.“We are thrilled to air these very crucial World Cup qualifying matches,” said John Reid, President of C&W’s Consumer Group, which operates both the Flow and LIME brands. “This partnership demonstrates our continued commitment to bring exciting content to the region and follows our recent announcement that Flow and BTC will be the home of Premier League football across the Caribbean from August 2016 through to 2019,” he added.The CONCACAF matches are expected to generate a lot of football excitement, as winners of the qualifiers move on to the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia. As part of the partnership, Flow will also broadcast Round 5 beginning in November 2016, until three teams prevail and move on to the World Cup Finals. The fourth place team from CONCACAF plays the CONEMBOL fourth place team for the final spot in the 2018 World Cup. This too will be aired on Flow TV.Round 4 November 2015 Match Schedule:Group BNov 13 – Jamaica (home) vs PanamaNov 17 – Haiti (home) vs JamaicaGroup CNov 13 – Guatemala (home) vs Trinidad & TobagoNov 17 – Trinidad & Tobago (home) vs USANov 17 – St. Vincent (home) vs Guatemala, (Game not available in St. Vincent)Flow TV will carry all CONCACAF matches exclusively, except the USA and Mexico home games, which are not included in the Broadcast Agreement. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cayman Islands Football official arrested for money laundering Recommended for youlast_img read more

TICOs annual general meeting set for June 26

first_img Posted by TICO’s annual general meeting set for June 26 Friday, May 25, 2018 Tags: Ontario, TICO Sharecenter_img Travelweek Group TORONTO — The Travel Industry Council of Ontario has sent out a reminder about its AGM taking place next month.The AGM will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at the Corporate Event Centre, 5110 Creekbank Road in Mississauga.On the agenda for the AGM are:Receiving the financial statements for the previous financial year, together with the Auditor’s Report;Receiving and considering the Annual Report;Appointing the auditors for the Corporation and authorizing the Board of Directors to fix the auditor’s remuneration;Considering and ratifying amendments to Articles 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 of TICO By-law No. 1, which were approved by the Board of Directors of the Corporation. The amendments would eliminate the Executive and Compensation Fund Committees; reduce the size of the Board from 15 Directors to 11 Directors by reducing by one the number of Directors appointed by the Minister, appointed by the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies, appointed by the Canadian Association of Tour Operators and elected by Registrant Members; reference a Competency Matrix as part of the criteria for board members; increase the term of appointed directors; decrease the term of elected directors; clarify some of the financial provisions; clarify the definition of ‘associated with’ and eliminate the definition of ‘Trustees’; remove transition provisions and update section numbers as a result of the above changes;Announcing the successful candidate for the position on the TICO Board of Directors; andTransacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsTo view the By-law Amendment Resolution, click here.Only members in good standing are entitled to participate in and vote at the meeting, says TICO. Members of the public are also invited to attend.The deadline for providing written notice of any motions to be made at the meeting has now passed.Members who will not be attending the meeting are invited to submit written requests for proxies. Copies of the audited financial statements as at and for the fiscal period ended March 31, 2018 will be available at the AGM and may be requested in writing prior to the meeting. Further information about the proposed By-law changes is available on TICO’s website at www.tico.ca or may be obtained by calling (905) 624-6241 or 1-800-451-TICO. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more