“He Has The 2019 Version Of Julio Jones”

August 12th, 2022

A former teammate of Julio Jones sees what Joe sees.

Speaking on First Dump, the popular ESPN TV show, retired Falcons and Titans receiver and Harry Douglas talked about seeing the chemistry between Tom Brady and Julio at Bucs practices and noted how it’s obvious they’ve formed a bond.

Joe previously referenced the NFL Network live practice video that focused on Brady. He was shown repeatedly laughing and talking with Julio and, as Douglas called it, “going to Julio Jones over and over again.”

Speaking on a different BSPN show, NFL insider reporter Jeff Darlington talked about being at Bucs practice this week and said, “One Bucs source told me, he has the 2019 version of Julio Jones.”

For those wondering, Julio caught 99 balls in 2019 for 1,394 yards and 6 touchdowns in 15 games with Atlanta.

Joe can’t help but be overly excited by the Bucs’ receiving corps. Joe suspects Brady will be thinking a lot about them during his August vacation.

17 Responses to ““He Has The 2019 Version Of Julio Jones””

  1. SB~LV Says:

    Don’t play him until the season
    And then pace him for 20 games

  2. #8 Says:

    I am a child. I actually laughed out loud at First Dump.
    I concur.


  3. D-Rok Says:

    I am equally overly and overtly excited about the potential this year, even without J “Dy-No-Mite” J. We got good WR’s everywhere you look. It’s a shame there’s that pesky “roster limit” crap and we can’t keep ’em all.

  4. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Sure sounds like a guy that’s all in. I doubt he would be coaching up Julio if he didn’t care. He also wouldn’t be voicing his frustrations to BA if he wasn’t all in. A man that is checked out would be totally apathetic. Remember, Brady played with a torn MCL his first year. No one had a clue until the season ended. Also, his mom and dad were very sick in the hospital with Covid during the season. Once agin, no one had a clue until Brady’s father mentioned it. Brady is the best at compartmentalizing. He’s been through many obstacles during his time in NE.

  5. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Julio Jones being here is gonna pay big dividends.
    Many in the National Media are calling the addition of Julio one of the biggest steals of the year!
    As long as our O Line can protect Brady, the rest of the NFL better look the heck out.
    This MAY very well be the best receiver group even assembled in the history of the NFL ?

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We need all the receivers we can get……Evans, Godwin, Gage & Perriman not at full practice mode because of injuries…..

    And, yes….the 2019 Julio would be very nice.

  7. Howard Cosell Says:

    Guys can have renaissances.
    Gru in Oakland was great at coaxing renaissances out of “over-the-hill” players.

    If anyone can coax a renaissance out of Jones it’s Brady.
    Howard is pretty psyched for Brady ball

  8. Gbobucsfan Says:

    He won’t last 20 games but I’ll take whatever he can give us.

  9. SB~LV Says:

    Play him like Toby Kieth
    “ I ain’t as good as I once was
    I got a few years on me now
    But there was a time, back in my prime
    When I could really lay it down
    If you need some love tonight
    Then I might have just enough
    I ain’t as good as I once was, but I’m as good once
    As I ever was“

  10. Infomeplease Says:

    I’m hoping the Bucs bring their own version of 9-11( with all due respect) to Dallas!! A national TV showcasing of this year’s TEAM featuring the well rested TB12, the rejuvenated JJ, ME,CG, RG, ect, etc, etc, It’s gonna be fun!!!!

  11. Goatfarmer Says:

    First Dump!

    LOL I enjoy that title. The show, not so much.

  12. Just Saying Says:

    Julio 7 games under 80 yds and TDs in 4 games in 2019. Truly one of the most inconsistent players ever. Huge games then disappearances. He’s a Buc now so I hope I’m wrong, I just don’t think I am.

  13. GOB Says:

    Jesus, can you people stop with this!! Let’s see the guy get through the first few regular season games, without blowing out a hamstring. Is there reason to be cautiously optimistic?, Sure, but were talking about a 33 year old reciever, with a recent history of soft tissue injuries. If he’s found a time machine, I’d love to take a ride. Look at his contact. Jones didn’t exactly have teams knocking down his door. 30 catches, 5 TDs. If it’s anything more than that, I’d be very surprised. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s much less than that.

  14. Bucsfan13 Says:

    I have ZERO trust that our trainers can help Julio prevent soft tissue injuries. This team had a rash of soft tissue injuries last year, and no one in the media bothered to question the coaches. Julio should get on the TB 12 method. Get on the pliability program. I promise you that it drives Tom absolutely crazy that this team has so many soft tissue injuries. Miami also practices in sweltering heat and yet they seem to avoid those injuries.

  15. lambeau Says:

    Wait until October to discuss training camp?

  16. Goatfarmer Says:

    Hey, even the 2019 Julio Jones is no Jaelen Darden.

  17. Alonzo Darrow Says:

    How is the receiver with the highest ypg average in NFL history inconsistent? People say anything.