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Jan 12 2018 at 11:24pm
It was far from Deion Jones' best outing, but it was probably the one with the most impact for the young Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker outside of the Super Bowl.

In Week 10 of the 2016 season, Jones and the Falcons visited Lincoln Financial Field to face the Philadelphia Eagles. It was Jones' 10th NFL game and sixth on the road during his rookie season.


Deion Jones, a Rookie of the Year contender in 2016, managed to step up his game even more a year later with memorable plays. AP Photo/Danny Karnik
The Eagles beat up the Falcons on both sides of the ball in a 24-15 win. It was the first time the speedy Jones looked physically overmatched as a pro, with the Eagles' offensive linemen routinely getting to the second level and pushing the 220-plus-pound Jones out of the way. He learned he couldn't just rely on his speed and athleticism and needed to use his eyes, leverage and hands. There were moments in that game when Jones had to rotate with reserve linebacker and primary special teamer LaRoy Reynolds.

"It was the turning point for myself last year, realizing what I could do Customized Basketball Jerseys better," Jones said as the Falcons prepare for a return to Philadelphia for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game. "It came at the right time. It helped me out during the next stretch. I pretty much have taken everything that I learned from that experience. Now, it's time to put it on display another week."

Jones, who finished third in the Defensive Rookie of the Year voting a year ago, took his game to the next level this season while leading the Falcons in tackles. His leaping, game-saving interception Customized Football Jerseys of Drew Brees in a home win over the New Orleans Saints was one of the most memorable moments of the season.

The one aspect of his game Jones said improved the most from last season's Customized Baseball Jerseys loss at Philadelphia was his communication.

"Communicating and being on my details," Jones said. "I feel like I've been doing a good job with that this season. Now, I just have to keep the ball rolling."

Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel has seen Jones' growth spurt since the last trip to Philadelphia.

"I'll tell you one thing: He has become the leader of our defense," Manuel said. "Granted, he was maturing from that process. Even from that Philly game on, you saw that maturation process. This year, he has taken that even further, not Customized Hockey Jerseys only in the run game but in the passing game."

Manuel said the perfect example of how Jones has matured into a leadership role is when Jones glances over to the sideline and screams, "M, I got it. I heard you the first time."

"It's not said in a disrespectful way," Manuel noted. "Now I can go talk to the DBs. I always talk to [Jones] first, then I talk to Rico [free safety Ricardo Allen] to tell everybody on the back end. We are so [in] unison that it helps the communication."

The defense has been a big part of the Falcons' late-season success. Falcons coach Dan Quinn mentioned numerous times the jump between Years 1 and 2 for players such as Jones, strong safety Keanu Neal, linebacker De'Vondre Campbell and nickel back Brian Poole. The Falcons had 3,071 defensive snaps from rookies last season, the most in the NFL according to ESPN Stats & Information.

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