The whirlwind of rumors over Julio Jones’ future got here to a head on Undisputed Monday morning when Shannon Sharpe gave Jones a fast cellphone name.
As a substitute of dancing round with “sources acquainted to the state of affairs,” Shannon went straight to Julio prefer it was no massive deal, and straight up requested him if he desires to play for the Cowboys, or keep it Atlanta. The reply is not going to make Falcons followers blissful.
“I’m out (of Atlanta). I wish to win.”
I don’t even know if Julio knew he was on stay TV, making this entire state of affairs much more intriguing. In fact, Sharpe needed to rib him a bit over Dallas being that attainable touchdown spot, saying he wouldn’t win something with the Cowboys. Undecided that’s actually honest, however I imply … it’s kinda on Dallas to show they will return to the Tremendous Bowl at this level.
The Falcons are simply too inconsistent, and whereas they acquired an incredible participant within the draft in Kyle Pitts, it’s troublesome to see Atlanta topping the Buccaneers within the NFC South, or doing sufficient this offseason to make a deep playoff push. Jones is 32, and possibly has a superb 3-4 years left earlier than his physique wears down. Dude desires to take advantage of it and get a hoop, and feels that’s not attainable the place he’s at. There shall be an extended, lengthy line for his providers if the Falcons put him on the block, even following a receiver-heavy draft like we simply had.
In speaking about this second David Fucillo of Draft Kings Nation got here up with an incredible thought: Let’s simply have Shannon chilly name athletes in his contacts day by day. Look, all offense meant to Skip Bayless, however I believe Sharpe sitting alone, in a studio, with a glass of Henny calling up individuals he is aware of and attending to the guts of those rumors is so a lot better than spending six hours a day prognosticating on what a participant MIGHT wish to do.
Get sponsorship from a significant cellphone provider, name it “Sharpe Calls.” This concept actually writes itself.