'From the Hart’-Can Talib slow down Julio Jones?

'From the Hart’-Can Talib slow down Julio Jones?
September 26, 2013, 9:00 pm
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Julio Jones will have the attention of the Patriots defense on Sunday.

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The New England Patriots are going to have to keep their eyes on Julio Jones.

Jones, who is tied for the league lead in receptions, has become Matt Ryan’s main target in just his third year.

Andy Hart of Patriots Football Weekly talked about Aqib Talib’s challenge of trying to slow down Jones.

“[Talib] took Vincent Jackson away last week, can he do the same thing to Julio Jones, the most dangerous weapon on the other side of the field?” Hart said. “If he can, that will go along way for New England in shutting down the Falcons.”

With three sacks in three games this season, Chandler Jones will look to team-up with Talib to stop Atlanta’s offense.

“He is showing that improvement in his second year as an impact pass rusher,” Hart said. “This week is a good chance to test that in a tough environment in Atlanta. Best way to shut down Matt Ryan is to not let him get comfortable and that starts with Chandler Jones.”