Julio Jones to miss some practice time

We'll get an official Julio Jones injury update on Wednesday. Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones heads to the locker room, leaving the game in the second half after being roughed up by the Packers. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

We'll get an official Julio Jones injury update on Wednesday. Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones heads to the locker room, leaving the game in the second half after being roughed up by the Packers. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

The Falcons could be short-handed for their NFC South matchup with Carolina at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring), safety William Moore (shoulder), right guard Garrett Reynolds and cornerback Christopher Owens (head/concussion) were all injured in Sunday’s game against Green Bay and will not practice on Wednesday.

“It’s going to be a couple of days before we really know on the guys that were banged up,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said on his weekly radio appearance on NFL Sirius radio. “We’ll definitely be resting those guys on Wednesday and then kind of see where they are on Thursday and Friday.”

Reynolds, who’s started every game this season, returned to the game. Jones, Moore and Owens did not return to the game.

Brett Romberg played some right guard in relief of Reynolds against the Packers.

Jones, the rookie from Alabama, leads the team in receiving yards with 358 on 25 receptions. Harry Douglas would likely move up to the No. 2 receiver slot alongside Roddy White if Jones can’t play.

Moore was replaced in the game by James Sanders and Kelvin Hayden took over for Owens at nickel back.

Shann Schillinger would be the next safety available while Dominique Franks would be the next cornerback behind Hayden.

Smith told the media on Monday that he expects to have defensive end John Abraham (hip) and center Todd McClure (knee) back at practice.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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Trainwreck

October 11th, 2011
9:37 am

Dang hope not for long!

crazydi

October 11th, 2011
9:52 am

Julio, hope that you are well soon!!! ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!

Gamer

October 11th, 2011
10:00 am

GOOD FORTUNES TO JULIO, GET WELL SOON.

COACH SMITTY PLEASE GET RYAN HELP INTO STRENGTHENING HIS ARM!!!!

RYAN NOT BEING ABLE TO PUT THE BALL IN THE RIGHT SPOT FOR JULIO ON DEEP ROUTE WILL END JULIO SEASON WITH A MAJOR INJURY.

RYAN NEED TO DO RESISTANT BAND EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN HIS UPPER BODY, ESPECIALLY HIS THROWING ARM. WORK HIS TRICEPS AND BICEPS!!!

DEFENSES BAITS RYAN INTO THROWING BEYOND 15 YARDS, KNOWING HE CAN’T ZIP THE BALL IN THERE.

HE HAS NO ZIP ON THE BALL. NO ACCURACY IN DEEP BALL DOWN SIDELINE..HE CONSISTENTLY THROW THE BALL OUT OF BOUNDS ON DEEP THROWS…

RYAN NEED TO PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!!!

FALCONS SEASON IS FAR FROM OVER..

FALCONS 11-5 OR 10-6 IS STILL PROBABLE.

COM’ON MAN GET FOCUS.

Keeping it Real

October 11th, 2011
10:01 am

DOL: Any word on Abe?

You Ain't no Gaily-Whacker

October 11th, 2011
10:02 am

Julio was injured slowing down to catch a pass.

Keep America strong, build more submarines.

hike!!!

October 11th, 2011
10:05 am

Green Bay’s OC picked our D apart. Anyone out of position or any attempted blitz resulted in a completed pass over and over again, just like last year. These 2rd half adjustments by GB and lack of a corresponding response/adjustment on Atlanta’s part is the “story of the game”.
Unfortunately, we can expect this to be repeated over and over the rest of this season. There is one major difference in GB and Atlanta…and it’s not talent…it COACHING!!!

Gamer

October 11th, 2011
10:07 am

OH! AND THAT CALL ON CLABO AGAINST CLAY MATTHEWS THAT NEGATED A BIG PASSING PLAY WAS BOGUS… A TOUCHY CALL BY THE OFFICIAL.

IF THAT CALL STANDS UP WEEK TO WEEK THEN JOHN ABRAHAM SHOULD GET THAT CALL ON EVERY PASS RUSH. OPPOSING TEAM CONSTANTLY GRAB ABRAHAM OUTSIDE SHOULDER AND HOLD ONTO IT MUCH LONGER THAN CLABO DID TO MATTHEWS.

PMC

October 11th, 2011
10:13 am

why not 13-3 Gamer?

jerseyfalcon

October 11th, 2011
10:22 am

Did DOL mention Franks in the peice??? I forgot he was still on the team…all pre-season it was ” high hopes” for Franks as well as Meier…umm have any of those two ben on the field this year? And dont give me special teams because with every team, except for atlanta, booming kicks in the first row that doesn’t count…

Cal

October 11th, 2011
10:27 am

Unfortunately I have to believe that this staff is not build to take this team to the next level. They have played a large role in starting to move a broken franchise forward, but were past that now. The Falcons have some good players and some ok players, but it takes a certain kind of coach to maximize their talents. Just taking a look at the Buffalo Bills; they are a team that doesn’t have a lot of great talent, but the play calling on both sides of the ball maximizes their talents. Their quarterback is no better than ours but the scheme allows him to have success. The second half in the Green Bay game was ruff to say the least.
Now I have to wonder after giving an extension to a coach who went 13-3 in the previous season, will the front office let him go? I’m not sure if you ask Smitty to get new Coordinators he want refuses and ask to get fired. I’m not even shore where the GM stands in this whole thing, but changes need to be made and I’m not sure who will stand up and make the call. So to answer the question asked, YES! I think this coaching staff has peaked.

CGD..

October 11th, 2011
10:28 am

Oh know Thomas Dimitroff!!!!!!!

What next Genius???????/

CGD..

October 11th, 2011
10:28 am

CGD..

October 11th, 2011
10:32 am

Ryan is not so good..A 55 QB rating against the #31 throwing defense means he’s playing like a back up QB……Wow…………

He’s not as good as the local press made him out to be.. Sorry..Book it Dano!

CGD..

October 11th, 2011
10:35 am

“There is one major difference in GB and Atlanta…and it’s not talent…it COACHING!!”

Not so fast Sir!

Arron is 5X> IceMelt! Huge difference!

PMC

October 11th, 2011
10:40 am

I believe Dane Sanzenbacher was taken after Kerry Meier. Nice pick that one too.

jerseyfalcon

October 11th, 2011
10:42 am

All the experts said Ryan doesn’t have a strong arm but that doesn’t matter because he has the ” IT” factor…umm i think he somewhat lost IT and watching Rodgers and Stafford, who can throw it w/ out the wr slowing down, pulling his hamstring, for a 25 yard pass is very sad. Ryan has the weakest throwing arm in the NFL..name one starting qb who’s worse?

jerseyfalcon

October 11th, 2011
10:46 am

PMC- of course Sanzenbacher was taken after Meier because he’s a rookie…Meier isn’t, he’s a second year player

Cal

October 11th, 2011
10:50 am

Another noticeable observation of these last games is the effect of the hits Matt Ryan is taking. It appearing like he’s starting to see shadows in his peripheral. I understand a QB has to be tuff, but after so many hit one has to start feeling the David Carr syndrome. If you go back and watch the tape of the Green Bay game you can see his face grimes right before some of the throws like he’s anticipating a hit.

PMC

October 11th, 2011
10:53 am

indeed. My mistake jersey falcon.

PMC

October 11th, 2011
10:54 am

As far as Starting QB’s with worse arms than Ryan’s…. Colt McCoy.

Trainer

October 11th, 2011
10:55 am

Matt Ryan may very well have the smallest arms of any QB in the league. There was a commercial with Ryan with his shirt off….he has the physique of JJ from Goodtimes(before he started working out) I thing I’m going to buy him some kettlebells for x-mas.

Cal

October 11th, 2011
10:58 am

Why doesn’t MM call some hot routes that are short slants? This equal getting rid of the ball quicker; first downs, and causes for little arm strength to throw the ball 8 yards.

CGD..

October 11th, 2011
11:00 am

What do Falcons do? lol

Birdman

October 11th, 2011
11:00 am

Talent is there to compete with GB and the rest of the league, Matt Ryan is a good but not elite QB, but has the weapons to perform at a high level if given the right game plan. Execution has been poor for sure, but scheme has been poorer. The first half of this game was brilliant on both sides of the ball. Why we cannot adjust in game is the major bummer. Where did the screen , the shovel pass, the reverse to Julio, where did all that go in the 2nd half? Don’t try and force Matt to make all the big plays as his weapons around him can do a lot. Get the ball in Julios hands at least 4 runs a game. Run more sweeps, bubble screens and other short plays to bring up the safeties, as running between the tackles is not always a good plan of attack.

Trainer

October 11th, 2011
11:00 am

And can anyone explain whats happening with Thomas Decoud. When he was drafted he was listed at 205lbs now he’s listed at 192lbs. Does this guy have “the package” or what. I saw a picture he took with his football uni on while at Cal…let me just say it was the single gayest pose I have EVER!! seen a male collegiate athlete make.

Cal

October 11th, 2011
11:02 am

Has anyone heard the GM Thomas Dimitroff speak after the Green Bay game or at anytime lately? Obviously he’s not looking for Sam Baker’s replacement.

Cal

October 11th, 2011
11:02 am

Has anyone heard the GM Thomas Dimitroff speak after the Green Bay game or at anytime lately? Obviously he’s not looking for Sam Baker’s replacement.

Trainer

October 11th, 2011
11:09 am

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0PDoX4_W5ROg2MA_BejzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBpcGszamw0BHNlYwNmcC1pbWcEc2xrA2ltZw–/SIG=13inhoi9c/EXP=1318374335/**http%3a//www.californiagoldenblogs.com/2011/4/1/2062684/cgb-hall-of-fame-2011-nominations-thread
Hope I did this right but just look at Thomas Decoud in this pic PLEASE!!!!

ATL Fan

October 11th, 2011
11:10 am

Watching the GB game, I saw Matt Ryan over throwing deep passes, Roddy White and Tony Gonzales having passes bounce off their hands for interceptions.
Tony Gonzales told Matt Ryan he likes the ball high. That’s where he puts it. That interception, the ball was where Tony says he wants it, albeit in double coverage. I don’t know how it could have been any better. To hear Chris Collinsworth tell it, Matt Ryan was under pressure and had to get rid of the ball with the end result being an interception. Chris, watch the game and make sure your comments resemble what’s going on.

CGD..

October 11th, 2011
11:11 am

Stafford to Calvin! Wow!

teamguy

October 11th, 2011
11:14 am

Why do you care that Ryan doesn’t have the stongest arm in the league? Did you see the first half of the GB game? Same guy. . .different plays called in the second half. .not his fault. .and he certainly didn’t commit the dumb penalties that called back big plays. .sideline routes of any kind don’t contribute to making long, or explosive, plays. Arm strength is not the majic potion. .if it was, Jeff George would have been all-world. Most of GB’s long plays were the result of receivers actually getting open, catching the ball, and then making something happen. Why don’t you guys actually watch the game instead of always looking for some reason to criticize Ryan?

Trainer

October 11th, 2011
11:15 am

Well it could have been better if he did NOT throw it into double coverage….don’t ya think????????? Collinsworth is an idiot granted but Ryan played poorly in this game no reason to defend poor play i don’t care who the player is. Matt Ryan has a weak arm period thats a fact and if you were watching games for the last 4 yrs you would see that.

Trainer

October 11th, 2011
11:17 am

Matt Ryan is gonna get criticized for poor play just like any other player on this team. He will NOT get a pass from me or any other objective fan.

Cal

October 11th, 2011
11:21 am

Hell….Matt Ryan’s arm is strong enough to manage a game, and that’s all I’m asking from him. If he can’t do that then maybe we should’ve kelp the pick’s we used on Jones and got in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.

Trainer

October 11th, 2011
11:22 am

Fact is interceptions can be thrown with a weak arm just as well as with a strong arm. Ryan TD to int ratio so far this season 7:6=poor Qb rating 79=poor….this is why Ryan is getting criticized, for his play on the field. This is business it aint personal.

Trainer

October 11th, 2011
11:27 am

This organization has to realize what type of QB Matt Ryan is. He is never gonna be the Brady or Manning or Brees or Stafford type of QB period. He’s more of a Kyle Orton type of guy. He has to have a running game and then use play action short pass plays and slowly move the ball down field. Julio Jones is a very good player but probably on the wrong team just because of the QB inability to throw accurate deep balls.

jerseyfalcon

October 11th, 2011
11:29 am

I don’t think DeCouds mind is right. Ever since his concussion he’s been a little slow figuring out a play and when your mind is slow your body is slow. The only player that has played well this year is Justin Blaylock…because you never hear anyone say his name! Every other person on that roster the media points out, or at least should, i,e Ray Edwards because he has how many sacks or TRL? Oh sacks..thats when a defensive player brings down the quarkerback while holding the football..i know the defensive line had to look that word up. Leading sacker on the team…Lawrence Sidburry

teamguy

October 11th, 2011
11:31 am

It’s not personal with me either. .fact is, he is not the reason we lost that game. .who gave up that one-play 70 yard drive. .was that Ryan? Don’t get me wrong, he didn’t have his best game, but he didn’t cost us that win. .he had lots of help. And another thing, why if the ball hits the receiver in the hands, bounces to a defensive player, why is that called an interception? That’s on the receiver, not the passer.

Trainer

October 11th, 2011
11:33 am

jerseyfalcon if you go to yahoo and look up thomas decoud cal bear pics and see him posing on the field like he’s surrounded by a field of daisies….you would see his mind definitely ain’t right LOL

Cal

October 11th, 2011
11:33 am

Why is John Parker Wilson still on the roster? He is worse than Ryan. Why the falcons haven’t went out and got a rookie who really has a chance to replace Redman as #2 is beyond me.

joe white

October 11th, 2011
11:38 am

PLEASE FIRE MIKE MULARKEY PLEASE.THREE STRIGHT WEEKS OUR OFFENSE IN THE SECOND HALF LOOKS REALLY BAD AND WE WANT TO BLAME THE DEFENSE. YOUR OFFENSE CANNOT HAVE SIXTY YARDS IN THE SECOND HALF AND EXPECT TO WIN.EITHER MIKE FIRE MIKE OR THOMAS FIRE MIKE SMITH. FALCONS ARE REGRESSING INSTEAD OF IMPROVING, ON REASON COACHING PERIOD.

joe white

October 11th, 2011
11:38 am

FIRE MIKE MULARKET

Trainer

October 11th, 2011
11:40 am

I do not control the leagues rules on determination of an interception I only know that the rules are consistent and apply to every QB in the league. By league rule he threw 2 ints. Not saying he is the reason why they lost. Im basically saying Ryan is a certain type of QB is it is not elite in status. Good…good enough to manage games get wins in regular season but some crucial games have to be won on the arm of your QB and Ryan is never gonna be that elite type guy that takes over games and imposses his will on a defense like the great ones he has been compared too. Look this is difficult for me too I love my Falcons but I just don’t see greatness I see a good player that will struggle to be great.

Cal

October 11th, 2011
11:41 am

Thomas DeCoud and Sam Baker’s football skill sets are trash….PERIOD! They both should have been let go or traded. (if some team out there would be dumb enough to bite on a trade)
One more to run with:
Just curious, with the whole world saying Sam baker is a liability at Left Tackle, why is he still on the field? Trade dead line ends Saturday.

TroupDawg

October 11th, 2011
11:45 am

We can point fingers at all the players for this seasons poor performance so far, and yes, in some cases it is deserved. The biggest, most disappointing, glaring, issue that I see, is this team has no edge to them. They aren’t mentally tough enough to overcome strong adversity, injuries, penalties, etc… It appears to this fan than when they are confronted with some type of set back, they fold it in. Not capable or willing to dig deeper, push harder, or fight harder to over come that presented obstacle. Remember the Bears game from last year? That was a gutsy,tough, hard fought win from a team that refused to lose. Where has that gone to this year?

I believe that falls on the shoulders of ALL the coaches. Not just HC and OC and DC but position coaches and strength and conditioning as well. It just appears that something has happened to change the mental make up of this team from last year to this year. Was it the January blow out? locker room issue? FA signings or non-signings? how they drafted Julio? They just don’t take the field the same, walk the same, swagger the same, and play the same. This is very sad to see and unless some type of revival happens within this team, I’m afraid it will be a long season.

truth

October 11th, 2011
11:47 am

Matt Ryan is the master of the 1-10 yard pass.

Probably one of the worst 10+ QBs in the league

Cal

October 11th, 2011
11:49 am

We all know Ryan is overrated but that’s beside the point now, it’s no one to replace him right now. Hell for that matter next year too since we’ve given up our first round pick. So what we need is some play calls, and schemes to fit his skill set. The bad news is the only teams that have won a Super Bowl with a Matt Ryan style QB had a great Defense. Hello GM…….WE DON”T HAVE THAT EITHER!!!!!!!

Trainer

October 11th, 2011
11:55 am

Our former punter Koenan who is now a Buc said in an interview that things are “very tight” at Flowery Branch and there is alot of “nervous energy”. If you just watch Mike Smith and Mularkey speak for any period of time they seem just that, “very tight” with alot of “nervous energy”. Lets face it they are conservative style coaches and it shows in the players. This staff is more concerned about character than they are skill. This is football guys everybody watch Glee and hold hands and sing come by ya or whatever it is LOL. You gotta have some gorillas scattered through the roster to play this game the way it needs to be played.

truth

October 11th, 2011
11:55 am

Cal,

You are right.

1998 1999 : John Elway
2000: Warner
2001: Dilfer???? Great defense
2002: Brady
2003: Brad Johnson: Great defense
2004: Brady
2005: Brady
2006: Big Ben : Great Defense
2007: Manning
2008: Eli : Good Defense
2009: Big Ben: Great Defense
2010: Brees
2011: Rodgers

===============

Matt Ryan is more like a Dilger and Brad Johnson but no defense

truth

October 11th, 2011
11:56 am

oh for example 1998 and 1999: elways

This is the 1997 and 1998 season.. I put down the year of the SB not the season