Cowboys running back Julius Jones dazzled viewers and fantasy fans with a strong second half in 2004, and he's aiming high in his sophomore campaign. "That's what I am shooting for, 1,700 [yards] and 20 [touchdowns]," Jones told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I set my goals high."
And by "high," Jones means a combination of stats that only four running backs in NFL history (Eric Dickerson, Emmitt Smith, Terrell Davis, Ahman Green) have ever achieved. While we appreciate the goals, fantasy owners should aim their projections a little bit lower. Julius has plenty of pop and potential, but we're not quite ready to place him alongside LaDainian Tomlinson.
Now, I'm not sayin he's gonna reach those numbers, but that sure doesn't sound like someone who is "askin" for 22 carries a game like some have suggested. Doesn't sound like to me that "Julie" is afraid of too many carries.
That's a quote from fanball, by the way if anyone wants to look it up. Sorry no link. I'll try to get it now.
Here's the link. It's under the NFL newsbreak section.