He was brought in to make big plays, and boy did he do that against the Colts this weekend.
Julio Jones' touchdown receptions of both 50 and 85 yards helped catapult the rising Falcons to a dominating win over the struggling Colts.
While Atlanta has struggled with the forcing and executing of big plays, that all changed as Jones seems to have finally hit his stride.
On the 50-yard snag, he laid himself out with coverage draped around him, hauling in the ball just over the goal-line for a score. His 85-yarder displayed the speed that was so enticing that the Falcons traded some draft picks and the family farm for him. He caught the ball on a slant and burned the rest of the helpless, chasing defense.
When the Falcons face off against the Saints, you can bet that New Orleans will be keying in on the game changing Julio Jones.
No matter the coverage he sees, his athleticism and big play capabilities should allow him to scamper down the field untouched at least once against the Saints as he ignites the Falcon offense.