Posted: 1:11 pm Monday, June 30th, 2014

Peterson: Jones and White are best WR tandem in NFL 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson at Bruce Arians' golf fundraiser on Monday. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/DLedbetter@ajc.com)

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson at Bruce Arians’ golf fundraiser on Monday. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/DLedbetter@ajc.com)

GREENSBORO – Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones recently laid claim to him and Roddy White being the top wide receiver tandem in the NFL.

Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson, arguably the best pure cornerback in the league, agreed with Jones before playing in the Celebrity Golf Classic at the Reynolds Plantation on Monday.

“The best duo in the NFL, I’d probably have to say that’s pretty accurate,” Peterson said. “Both of those guys are Pro Bowl caliber receivers, both of them are All-Pro caliber receivers. Both of them do a lot of good things for Matt Ryan to make his job a little easier. But to say they are the best tandem, I’d probably have to say that he’s probably right.”

Peterson is also a fan of Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, the former Georgia Tech standout. Peterson said he’s the toughest player to defend.

“He’s just so big, fast, agile and he’s very quick,” Peterson said. “To be that big and move that well is unbelievable.”

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and his wife, Christine, through the Arians Family Foundation, hosted the second annual event to help children who’ve suffered from child abuse. Christine Arians worked as a family law attorney for years and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate to help ensure that children who are involved in the court system, as a result of neglect and abuse by their families, receive help.

TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

Date                                                      Practice Times (public availability)

Tuesday, July 22                                Rookies report

Wednesday, July 23                          Veterans report

Friday, July 25                                    Practice 3:30 – 5:50 p.m. (open to the public)

Saturday, July 26                              Practice 3:30 – 5:50 p.m. (open to the public)

Sunday, July 27                                 Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Monday, July 28                               Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Tuesday, July 29                               Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Wednesday, July 30                        Players’ Day Off (No Media Availability)

Thursday, July 31                              Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Friday, August 1                              “Friday Night Lights” at Archer High School (Lawrenceville)

                                                            6:45 – 9:10 p.m. (open to the public)

Saturday, August 2                          Practice 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. (open to the public)

Sunday, August 3                             Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Monday, August 4                           Combined Practice w/Tennessee  3-5:30 p.m.                                                (open to the public)

Tuesday, August 5                           Players’ Day Off (No Media Availability)

Wednesday, August 6                    Practice 3:30 – 6:05 p.m. (open to the public)

Thursday, August 7                         Pregame Walkthrough (No Media Availability)

Friday, August 8                                Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins

                                                                Georgia Dome

                                                                7:00 p.m. ET – CW69

 Saturday, August 9                          Practice 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. (open to the public)

 Sunday, August 10                           Players’ Day Off (No Media Availability)

 Monday, August 11                         Practice 3:30 – 5:50 p.m. (open to the public)

 Tuesday, August 12                         Practice 10:00 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. (open to the public)

 Wednesday, August 13                 Combined Practice w/ Houston Texans (Houston, TX)

Thursday, August 14                       Combined Practice w/ Houston Texans (Houston, TX)

Friday, August 15                             Pregame Walkthrough (No Media Availability)

Saturday, August 16                        Falcons at Houston Texans

                                                                NRG Stadium

                                                                8:00 p.m. ET – CW69

 Sunday, August 17                           Players’ Day Off (No Media Availability)

Monday, August 18                         Practice 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (closed to the public)

                                                                Break Camp

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How much the Falcons rookies will be paid

Rookies getting advice on NFL life

Open competition in training camp will be good for Undrafted Rookies

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44 comments
ryesouvie
ryesouvie

I was born in Atlanta, so yes I don't like seeing anything Saints. I hope you feel the same way when you see Falcons gear, if you are a diehard Saints fan...... It's all good Seen, just talking trash with you. Try not to take things too hard man. Go Falcons!

ryesouvie
ryesouvie

Hey dman., seen is too lazy to know the history of the falcons-saints series. He is a typical bandwagon saints fan. I have never seen so many saints gear on cars..etc , since they won the sympathy/bounty bowl in the 2009 season. The league clearly felt sorry for them due to all of the no calls against them against favre. There will always be an asterisk with that team. Win a super bowl without having to Cheat...

HarveyPooka
HarveyPooka

Thanks for sharing that with the league. Now opponents know where to place defensive concentration to shut em down..... Falcons have nothing else to take up work load.


ryesouvie
ryesouvie

Hey Seen... I want you to keep talking... This is a blog... I'll help you do the math and try to simplify this as much as I  can... I thought they were Super Bowl contenders last year after reaching the NFC championship game in the 2012 season, so yes I was wrong.... That's one wrong prediction. Let's count the wrong predictions you had last year: The Saints would go 13-3.. wrong. LSU would destroy UGA... wrong.... The Saints would beat the Seahawks... wrong....  3 wrong predictions to my one.... Keep talking.... Keep talking....

ryesouvie
ryesouvie

Vaccaro would have fit in well with the Bounty Bowl champs, but he ended up having a season ending injury....karma for a bush league hit on Ryan... Typical Saints mindset... that's why the Super Bowl win will always come with an asterisk....

ryesouvie
ryesouvie

@Seen... You like so many of the bandwagon Saints fans were crying that you were 7-9 because "Vicodin" Peyton was not coaching in the 2012 season... Injuries are apart of the game and the lack of depth caused us to go 4-12 last year. I never heard from you about putting a wager up when you predicted that the Falcons would finish 7-9 at best this year... I recall you saying that the Saints stomped the Falcons twice last year when We lost 23-17 and 17-13.... Also, you said LSU would stomp UGA last year, and that the Saints would finish 13-3......Keep Talking.....LOL

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

Just reinforces the premise that the falcan'ts are soft.

ryesouvie
ryesouvie

He had no line and still threw for over 4500 yards rod!

Floppy
Floppy

they both can consistently drop passes, that's for sure. Ever notice the surprised look on Roddy's face when he makes his trademark awkward catches? 


let's see what numbers they put up this season.


RodfromCollegePark
RodfromCollegePark

Another reason why Matty Ice should be questioned.  He's had the best receiver tandem and the best tight end plaus a top 5 running back, and still could not get it done.

AnsweredTHIS
AnsweredTHIS

Co-sign from the best corner in the game..........I know you have something to say Richard Sherman! 

Dman
Dman

I agree. :)

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

And now you take issue with Saints gear?! GEAR!!! Ah, ha, ha, ha, ha!

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

I'm sure simple math is all you can handle ryesouvie. Don't forget how you predicted your team would clobber my team in game one, and that you predicted your team would settle the score in game 8, I'm pretty sure you also said Brees and the Saints would lose in the cold at Philly for the wildcard game. Keep track of all your calls ryesouvie, you can do it.

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

That asterisk is just a reminder to you ryesouvie, that your team doesn't have a Super Bowl Trophy.

Enjoy the Fourth ryesouvie, the next fireworks show you'll see will be when the Saints offense explodes with a cascade of touchdowns over your sorry defense in your own house.

GEAUX SAINTS!

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

And you Ryesouvie, were entertaining the notion the falcant's were a Super Bowl contender this time last year, when in fact they were merely contenders for the #1 overall draft pick. You were by far, more off with your predictions than I. And yes, I'll keep talking.

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

@SeenThatB4 

Just reinforces that the Falcons were injured.....

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

@Floppy 

Look up their 2012 numbers and compare them to the rest of the NFL...  Obviously you don't watch the Falcons, so you will be surprised by what you find...

ATLzFiercest
ATLzFiercest

He's not the one who gave up a 20 and 17 point lead in the Divisional and NFC Championship. He's also not the one who tripped over his own two feet on the way to an easy potentially game winning touchdown.

Dman
Dman

@RodfromCollegePark

Matt had no protection. He was the most hurried QB last season. He had less time to throw the ball than any other QB. He was throwing to backups most of the time due to injuries. He was the third most sacked QB and still he manufactured the 7th best passing offense in the NFL. Very impressive in my book. Matt Ryan is one of the ELITE QBs in the league and we are fortunate to have him.

CobbCountyBraves
CobbCountyBraves

@RodfromCollegePark

What did those Super Bowl winning teams that had two great wide receivers (Pittsburgh with Swann & Stallworth, 49ers with Rice and Taylor, Dolphins with Warfield and Flemming, Redskins with Sanders and Clarke. etc, etc, etc), along with a solid tightend, and third WR?  A great OL, a Great RB and a great Defense.

Now, friend, which of the two of three above have the Falcons lacked?

ryesouvie
ryesouvie

Put your money where your math is seen.. If you knew anything about the falcons -saints games you would know there are very few blowout games, so no I didn't predict a blow out victory by the falcons... You sound more and more like a typical bandwagon saints fan...

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

Awww! That's right, only the falcan'ts had injuries. Uh-huh. SOFT!

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

Uh-huh. Get to the part that means something.

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

@SeenThatB4 

No.. Just that some teams had more injuries to KEY personnel than others... The Falcons were somewhere near the top of the list...

And the Aints scraped by both games to a so called soft team.  But that was last year.  We shall see what's up come 9/7/2014.

Dman
Dman

We were at the top of the list.

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

Yeah sure, I guess that's why the Saints have won 12 of the last 14, cause of your key injuries. Get real, even your owner said he thought your team was soft. Like when Vaccaro decked Ryan, not a single falcan't put a finger in Vaccaro's chest. How many key injuries did you have for the first game last year? When the Saints spotted the falcan'ts 10 points, JJones fumbled away a first down, SJackson dropped a pass at the goal line and Gonzales couldn't make the game winning catch in the end zone? Still S-O-F-T.

Dman
Dman

@SeenThatB4 or JSSN or whoever you really are

Here are the all time stats between Atlanta and New Orleans

All time record Atlanta 47 - 43

Longest Win Streak Atlanta 10

Largest Victory Atlanta 62 - 7 (9-16-73)

Postseason:

Superbowl wins NO 1

Division 5 each

NFC champs 1 each

Wild card ATL 7 NO 4

Head to Head Playoff 1 Atlanta won 27 - 20 (12-28-91)

The next decade will swing in Atlantas favor due to the fact that Bree's is on the downside and Matty Ice is on the upside of their careers. Enjoy this while you can because we are about to widen the gap again.

zuzu331
zuzu331

@SeenThatB4 Hey,drive on down to the Store,they've got BOUNTY on sale. Dont speed or run any red lights,though.Then you'd be CHEATING...

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

@SeenThatB4 

And the Aints were just a Home Dome team.  Can't win on the road, can't win outdoors. The Falcons had an injury filled down year and ya'll sap sorry a$$es still couldn't win the division.. LOL..  OH WHAT'S THAT!?!..  I think Marshuan Lynch just scored another touchdown...  LOL 

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

BTW, I'm not JSSN, or anyone else other than STB4.

GEAUX SAINTS!!!

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

@Dman, Bree's has three good years left, but MRyan is no Brees and never will be, don't even try to kid yourself. Plus MRyan doesn't have Sean Payton on his sideline. Your team has a long tough road ahead of them, at least you'll enjoy those "Hard Knocks" on television.

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

And hey look! Betty White just scored on the falcan'ts!

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

JSSN, or STB4, who cares?.... Bottom line is you don't act like a football fan. You act like a troll...

You came to this site like every day last summer just to say you are first. That type of behavior is indicative of someone who doesn't have much going on in their lives. that's creepy... stop trolling...

Dman
Dman

I made my point above, we win...

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

If it annoys you, then don't engage me. Otherwise, deal with it.

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

Oh no.. make no mistake. It doesn't annoy me in the least. Just making an observation. If you want to be a troll... be a troll. But don't come here acting like you are an AINTS fan. I personally know plenty of AINTS fans... and I am very good friends with most of them. None of them are as obnoxious as you. So knock yourself out troll.

SeenThatB4
SeenThatB4

The question is: Are any of them as obnoxious as YOU? I bet: nope! They just put up with you, don't they?!

DirtyBird504
DirtyBird504

Ooooh!!!..... Get a life troll. (I bet you've heard that B 4). He he he!!!

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