New Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones claims he is a "team guy" and not a "stat guy." Jones, who has been one of the most productive receivers over the last decade, changed teams for the first time in his career this offseason when he was traded from the Atlanta Falcons to the Titans.
"At the end of the day, you want to create a winning culture. However you need to do it, you have to get the job done. My whole career, I've never been a stat guy. I'm a team guy. Whatever they need from me I'm going to do, and I will enjoy playing my role at a high level," Jones said on his first Zoom news conference with the media.
The Titans now have one of the most talented offenses in the league as their backfield features 2020 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Derrick Henry. "In my discussion with Julio, his No. 1 goal wasn't about targets.
His goal is to win, whether it takes nine targets, two targets or none. That's the mindset that he has and the mindset that we want here," Titans general manager Jon Robinson said.
Jones has a message for the doubters
Jones is coming off of an injury-depleted season.
"Stay tuned," Jones said. Elsewhere, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians urged his players to take the vaccine. "If you want to go back to normal, get vaccinated," Bruce told his players. The Buccaneers are holding a vaccine drive for players and their families at the facility.
"There's going to be a long line over there right now," Arians said. "We were pretty short up until now. Hopefully we have a pretty good line. "Everybody's tired of meeting out here and eating outside, and doing all those things we had to do last year.
It's still a personal choice, but I don't see a reason not to be vaccinated." Chicago Bears head coach did the same as Arians as he also urged his players to take the vaccine. “It’s just different when you see people’s expressions [when] you talk to them out on the field, in meetings,” Nagy said, via the Chicago Sun-Times.
“At the same point in time, there are the safety measures. And if you’re not vaccinated, then you need to wear your mask. So for us, we would love for everybody to get their vaccinations. And we encourage that and educate them on it”.