Dan Quinn: No pitch count for Julio Jones
There was some doubt earlier this week about whether wide receiver Julio Jones would play for the Falcons on Thursday night, but that went away for good when Jones was listed as probable on Wednesday’s injury report.
Wednesday also brought a report that the Falcons would be monitoring Jones’s pitch count during the game in order to avoid aggravating the hamstring and toe issues that put him on the injured list in the first place.
Falcons coach Dan Quinn sent a different message on Thursday. Tracy Wolfson of CBS Sports reports that Quinn told her that Jones will not be limited during the game and added that the wide receiver feels better than he did last week.
Jones missed only seven snaps during the win over Washington, so Quinn’s comments suggest that the Saints secondary will be seeing a lot of Jones on Thursday night. Based on what we’ve seen from the Saints defense so far this season, that could lead to defensive coordinator Rob Ryan asking for more blame come Friday morning.