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Mama, There Goes That Man! Julio Jones Sets Record For Most 250 Yard Games!

(SL)  — Julio Jones racked up 12 catches for 253 yards and two touchdowns as the Falcons blasted the Buccaneers 34-20 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Wide Receiver set a records with his standout performance.

Jones became the first player to record three games of more than 250 yards in a career, surpassed Hall of Famer Lance Alworth for the most receiving yards and Anquan Boldin for most receptions for a player through his first 90 NFL games.

24131262_1741397529217299_8770975197822633611_nPost game, quarterback Matt Ryan said, “If we could just dial up 250 yards from him every week, it would be a pretty good recipe for success. He’s so explosive. He’s an unbelievable talent and an unbelievable competitor.”23844785_1741397565883962_4312240803940137512_nRyan himself finished 26-of-35 for 317 yards and a TD, while wide receiver Mohamed Sanu had a 51-yard touchdown pass to which Coach Quinn jokingly said he became confident with Sanu at QB after he completed the pass, especially after he wobbled the snap a little.

Sanu’s perfect pass rate left fans calling for him to play various other position all of which Coach Quinn said being the athlete that he is, he could probably do them all.
Tevin Coleman ran for 97 yards and two scores hours after his significant other had twins. The Falcons, who have won three in-a-row to improve to 7-and-4 on the season.
Ryan Fitzpatrick was 27-of-44 for 283 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions for Tampa, which slipped to 4-and-7.  Peyton Barber had a pair of rushing touchdowns in the setback. The Falcons will host the Vikings on Sunday while the Buccaneers will hit the road to play the Packers.
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Jameis Winston Denies Groping Uber Driver

(SL) – The NFL is investigating an allegation that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver during a ride in Arizona in March 2016. The league’s investigation was first reported Friday by Buzz Feed News, which viewed a letter it said was sent from NFL special counsel for investigations Lisa Friel to the Uber driver.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed to ESPN that the “allegation was shared with the NFL and we have reached out to Uber to request any information they may have.”In the letter to the unnamed woman, Friel wrote: “The League has been informed that you may have been the victim of such a violation perpetrated by Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Jameis Winston. The league takes allegations of this nature very seriously and has opened an investigation into this matter. “
The Buccaneers released a statement that they are aware of an allegation.
“We are in the process of obtaining further information regarding today’s media report. We take these matters seriously and are fully supportive of the investigation that is being conducted by the NFL,” the team statement said.
Bucs coach Dirk Koetter told reporters Friday he was “just finding out” about the allegation.Winston was not on the field with the Buccaneers on Friday ahead of Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. He has not practiced all week because of a shoulder injury.
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The Uber driver told Buzz Feed News that she picked up Winston in Scottsdale, Ariz., around 2 a.m. local time on March 13, 2016. The driver alleged Winston “behaved poorly” as soon as he got in the car, and then asked her to stop at a drive-thru restaurant during the ride.While in line, the driver said Winston, who was the only passenger in the car, reached over and “grabbed” her crotch for three to five seconds.The driver told Buzz Feed News that she reported the incident to Uber at the time.
An Uber spokesman told ESPN that the “behavior the driver reported is disturbing and wrong. The rider was permanently removed from the app shortly after we learned of the incident. “Winston was in Arizona for Kurt Warner’s annual “Ultimate Football Experience” event during the weekend that the incident allegedly occurred.
Winston denied that accusation in a statement posted to social media on Friday afternoon.
“A news organization has published a story about me regarding an alleged incident involving a female Uber driver from approximately two years ago,” Winston said in the statement. “The story falsely accuses me of making inappropriate contact with this driver. I believe the driver was confused as to the number of passengers in the car and who was sitting next to her.  The accusation is false, and given the nature of the allegation and increased awareness and consideration of these types of matters, I am addressing this false report immediately. At the time of the alleged incident, I denied the allegations to Uber, yet they still decided to suspend my account.”I am supportive of the national movement to raise awareness and develop better responses to the concerns of parties who find themselves in these types of situations, but this accusation is false. While I am certain that I did not make any inappropriate contact, I don’t want to engage in a battle with the driver and I regret if my demeanor or presence made her uncomfortable in anyway.”
Uber confirmed to the Tampa Bay Times on Friday that on March 13,2016, a driver in Arizona reported the incident allegedly involving Winston shortly after the trip in question. Uber’s community guidelines prohibit any kind of sexual conduct.
The newspaper listened to a voicemail from Uber to Winston informing him that his account had been placed on hold pending an investigation into “inappropriate behavior.””Hi Jameis, this is Chris calling from the Uber office,” according to a call that a Times reporter listened to Friday. “I’m following up on a report we had from one of your recent trips where you or someone in the vehicle with you had some inappropriate behavior. I just want to follow up and get some more information on that.”

Falcons Start Season With 31-24 Loss To Buccaneers

(SL) –  The fans put it best with a serious push for Julio Jones to see a lot of action during the season opener and final Georgia Dome home game for the Falcons; but former Head Coach turned Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator Mike Smith had other plans. And Atlanta’s favorite WR getting around Tampa’s defense was just one of the problems that unnamed-4plagued play for Atlanta Sunday.  Julio finished with 4 catches  for 66 yards. He connected with Matt Ryan for a 25-yard TD pass. He left the game briefly in the second half with an ankle injury and was spotted  limping on the offenses’s final drive. Matt Ryan was 27-39 for 334 yards and 2-touchdowns. While Jameis Winston was 23-33 for 281 yards and 4 touchdowns.unnamed-3

In his second season premiere, Winston led  the Bucs to 21 unanswered points on three touchdown passes  (Charles Sims for a 23-yard score, Austin Seferian-Jenkins for a 30-yard touchdown and Mike Evans) for a 45-yard score to take a 31-13 lead midway through the third quarter.

The Falcons fought back scoring 11 unanswered. Matt Ryan tried to put together a drive to tie the game with less than 2 minutes to go and seven points down. After a 19-yard pass to Jacob Tamme, he threw four incomplete passes and in the end Atlanta would be starting their season 0-1. The Falcons will travel to the west coast next to take on the Oakland Raiders.

Tampa Bay’s Kwon Alexander Has The Game Of His Life Less Than 48 Hours After Brother Is Killed

(SL) – Tampa Bay’s Kwon Alexander was a force to be reckoned with in Sunday’s battle against the Falcons in Atlanta. The
Rookie LB had a career game just a day and a half after his little brother was shot to death in Oxford Alabama.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander intercepts Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on a pass intended for tight end Jacob Tamme.
Bucs LB Alexander has huge game after teenage brother killed.

It broke my heart to see him crying on the field. He is obviously heart broken. I don’t know how he made it through. Pure strength, dedication and out of the love he has for his baby brother who Kwon’s says just wanted him to ball out every time he touched the field.

brod5Alexander dedicated the game and game ball to his brother. He finished with a team- (and career-) high 11 tackles to go along with an interception and a fumble recovery. The 21-year old tweeted his victory dedication to his younger sibling.

The Buccaneers upset the Falcons, 23-20, in overtime.

And the rookie fourth-round linebacker played a huge part. After having a 90-yard interception return reversed on a penalty,

Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander intercepts Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on a pass intended for tight end Jacob Tamme.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander intercepts Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on a pass intended for tight end Jacob Tamme.

Alexander secured two takeaways the officials couldn’t take away.

He forced a fumble with an incredibly strong strip of Falcons receiver Julio Jones.

He intercepted another Matt Ryan Pass in the second quarter as Atlanta entered Tampa Bay territory.ed56bb61711e42a8bbcb2f0673335f32-fb5ff9b0940a4c4fabc53ea29d764be0-1

Then once the game had ended,  Alexander let go, his emotion overwhelming him.

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