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Postby TriniEagle » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:19 am

Hi Guys,

Just acquired Johnson in a trade including me trading away Santonio Holmes. (The trade was actually for me to get a starting QB, so don't think of this as a mistake he was part of a bundle trade).

But now faced with a decision to either play Johnson v solid Chiefs secondary that had Fitzpatrick well controlled last season or Julio Jones against a poor Bears secondary.

Johnson is comng off a big year, but I doubt he will put up anywhere near the same numbers. Jones is a rookie #2 with big potential but untested.

What do you think
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Postby Joe Flipper » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:01 pm

Tough call here....jones has looked good in pre season...just wonder with the loss of lee evans how much this will effect johnsons play....gulp
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Postby strife22 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:05 pm

Start Stevie, the Falcons are playing Chicago at home and Jones is an untested rookie that will have never faced a defense like the Bears before. Gotta go with the safe bet, but in FF that isn't always the case as I'm sure you know. I say Stevie, but if you're comfortable risking potential production you can gamble on Jones.

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Postby TriniEagle » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:33 pm

Thing is strife, the Bears secondary is going to struggle against Roddy White alone, then add Jones to the mix. It is because the secondary is weak that I am considering Jones.
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Postby mss4481 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:51 pm

I actually live in the burbs of Chicago, and I can tell you the Bears secondary is not going to be very good this year. Terrible #2 CB, but even with that being said I think I start Johnson tomorrow. It's Jones' first NFL game and I think they will look to use Roddy White a ton cause the Bears have noone that can cover him. I think they are both going to have similar games. I would guess between 6-10 pts. I just think Johnson will get more targets and more likely to score a TD.
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Re: PPY Julio Jones or Steve Johnson? WHIR

Postby strife22 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:56 pm

TriniEagle wrote:Thing is strife, the Bears secondary is going to struggle against Roddy White alone, then add Jones to the mix. It is because the secondary is weak that I am considering Jones.


If they are going to struggle against White, then White will see the majority of the looks you would think! Jones in this first game is a feel out player where you need to see what he's capable of in a tough place to play. From there on you can make a much easier judgement on where to place him on your roster. I can definitely see why you'd consider it, but me personally I would start Stevie.
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Postby RedBirdChica » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:07 pm

I picked up the KC Defense this week to streamline against Buffalo. That being said, if anyone has a chance to score, it'll be Stevie J. I think FitzP will get sacked around 3/4 times, hurried even more. I'd put Stevie's line at 60 yards and hopefully a score. He has as much of a chance of finding the end zone as any other talented WR on a subpar team (call it 50/50?).

Julio has a shot at approaching those numbers, he definitely has a lot of upside. I agree that you should sit back and watch him play in a REAL NFL game. Let's see how he adjusts to the speed and contact on the line of scrimmage before thwarting him into a starting roll. IMHO, he's more of a middle end flex play at this point.
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Re: PPY Julio Jones or Steve Johnson? WHIR

Postby TriniEagle » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:17 pm

Thanks guys, your input really helped... will watch Jones to see how he develops and play stevie.
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Re: PPY Julio Jones or Steve Johnson? WHIR

Postby chrisjay84 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:19 pm

Start Jones. Matty-Ice will have a great day in Chicago and want to spread the ball around.
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Postby marley972 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:00 pm

you gotta go with Stevie. He is a number 1 wr and put up ridiculous numbers last year. Go with him and don't look back
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