Julio Jones wants to set the record straight: He did not hire a dive team to find a $150,000 earring he lost while jet skiing on Lake Lanier earlier this week.
I didn’t hire anyone like a dive team, the wide receiver said at Falcons training camp Saturday, per ESPN . I did not do that. It was insured. I was fine. I didn’t get thrown off anything. I jumped off the Jet Ski. So, let’s clear it up.
Jones’ statement doesn’t exactly contradict a report by Atlanta’s WXIA-NBC that said a jeweler friend of Jones not necessarily Jones himself paid a dive team $500 to try to locate the earring.
Harsh, but he’s not wrong. Practicing against a quarterback like Brees every day will only help you improve.
As for Bortles, he’s got a ways to go before he’s improved. Although Jaguars coach Doug Marrone seemed pleased with how his quarterback has progressed, even just a day after his terrible practice.
I thought he bounced back well today, which is something that you obviously want to do. I think the first two days there were some good things he was doing out there, Marrone said Monday. I think on that third day, we put in third down that day, from a standpoint of coverages, and I think it’s what we talked about before, making good decisions.
Marrone also added the quarterback needs to make sure the ball doesn’t go to the other team.