On his weekly appearance on 680 The Fan, Ryan dismissed those concerns.
“I am healthy,” Ryan said.
He tracked all of his problems to execution of the new offense. He cited a tipped pass on one of his interceptions against the Titans and he wished he never made the throw on the screen pass in the 10-7 win over Tennessee.
Ryan also discussed his incompleted pass to Julio Jones on fourth down, which ended with them having an animated conversation on the sideline.
The normally accurate Ryan has thrown two interceptions in three games this season, and has completed less than 60 percent of his passes in two of the past three games after a stretch of 14 consecutive games where he completed 60 percent or better.
On top of that, as D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Dan Quinn had very positive things to say about Jones' status.
“Just from the end of last week, he was doing really good,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “There were no set backs at all from the game. Moving forward, he’s doing great.”
It's been obvious that Jones has been slowed at least somewhat by the injuries, as he went from topping 135 yards in the first three games, to failing to hit 100 yards in any of the previous three. Regardless, he looked solid against the New Orleans Saints in Week 6, catching six balls for 93 yards.
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who’s been in and out practice over the past two weeks with a toe and hamstring injuries, was back at practice on Monday.
Jones has been listed as probable for the three of the past four games. He was listed as questionable for the Washington game.
He played in all of the games despite having limited practice time.
He was clearly out of sync with quarterback in the Washington game. He came back to catch six of 10 targets for 93 yards against the Saints.
Jones has received extensive therapy for the hamstring, including ice and electric stimulation, but said he’s mostly been resting.
Tracy Wolfson: Dan Quinn told me Julio Jones will play and he will NOT be on a pitch count. Said he feels better than last week.
LB Justin Durant (elbow), C Mike Person (ankle)
New Orleans Saints
G Tim Lelito (shoulder), P Thomas Morstead (right quadricep), CB Damian Swann (concussion)
T Terron Armstead (knee), WR Marques Colston (shoulder)
DE Bobby Richardson (hip)
S Jairus Byrd (knee), G Jahri Evans (knee), DT John Jenkins (elbow), CB Keenan Lewis (hip)
For Julio Jones, the probable tag means he's virtually certain to play, so we would expect him to play his usual (or near-usual) amount of snaps. There is concern that he's going to be used as a decoy, but it appears he emerged from Week 5 without a setback, so we would assume that he would play his typical role. With Marques Colston unlikely to play, Willie Snead and Brandon Coleman should see more playing time.
The probable tag means he's virtually certain to play, so we would expect Julio to play his usual amount of snaps. There is concern that he's going to be used as a decoy, but it appears he emerged from Week 5 without a setback, so we would assume that he would play his typical role.
Quinn told reporters he anticipates Jones playing, despite the superstar receiver dealing with a nagging hamstring injury, per NFL Media's Tiffany Blackmon.
"He did the walk through last night and did that today," Quinn said. "From what we saw, he's doing good and we anticipate him playing for the game."
Jones played 73 of 80 snaps in the Falcons' Week 5 overtime win over the Washington Redskins, garnering five catches for 67 yards on 10 targets. There were questions entering the contest about whether Atlanta would limit the wideout's playing time. Jones has been held under 70 yards receiving each of the past two weeks while dealing with the injury, after starting the season with three straight games of 135-plus yards.
Jones has been a regular on the injury report in recent weeks and dropped from being probable in Week 4 to questionable for Week 5’s game against the Redskins. Jones played, but the quick turnaround to playing on Thursday could make this week more problematic.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Falcons are “uncertain” about whether Jones’s hamstring will be well enough for him to play when the team takes on the Saints. Jones said after Sunday’s game that he expected to play even though he won’t be 100 percent. It would be a bit of a downgrade for Ryan as the Falcons could use a run-heavy attack with the red-hot Devonte Freeman. Roddy White and Leonard Hankerson would see increased reps at WR.
Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm
Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe, hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 5. Jones was limited last week and should continue to play through his various ailments. According to beat writer Vaughn McClure, Jones was “running and cutting fine” during drills on Friday.
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm
Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm
Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe, hamstring, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 4. The probable tag means that Julio is going to play.
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:11pm
Falcons WR Julio Jones (toe, hamstring) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. It’s a good sign that Jones participated on Thursday. He should be fine for Week 4.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:25pm
"I think our early defensive success gave us a certain confidence in what we were doing, and the when we relied on that later ... I think that betrayed us," Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan's Shan and RJ show [KRLD-FM]. "I'm not criticizing here at all. I'm just saying that it's pretty obvious to me that every down is almost a new day with a Julio Jones. He was no surprise. His first two games have been almost lay-downs to what he did against us."
"When you cover him the way we did in the slot and you don't have a sideline to work with, then it's really very difficult for him not to get the plays," Jerry Jones said. "My observation, though, my coaching observation - and I'm holding two fingers up on each side - I want to see the way they do Julio, and does anybody want to see us do Dez [Bryant] that way? Is that too elementary?"
Julio Jones caught 12 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns Sunday. Through Atlanta's first three games, he has 34 catches - an NFL record to start a season - for 440 yards and four touchdowns. The story went on to say the Cowboys have gradually moved Bryant around more and used him in the slot. But Bryant has never been targeted 20 times in a game. He was targeted 17 times twice in 2013. He was targeted 14 times in two games last season.
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