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Mike Holmgren Says Julio Jones Deal Was 'Amazing Trade' For Cleveland Browns

Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff is happy about the trade that brought Julio Jones to Atlanta, as is Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren, who called the deal "amazing" for his team. Holmgren entered the draft saying Cleveland needed a home run hitter, which sounds like Dimitroff's laser focus on "explosiveness," but ended up shipping one down south:

It was absolutely the right thing to do for our team at this particular time. The trade was kind of an amazing trade when you count it up. Next year we've got a one and a four and it's what we needed.

Hopefully the massive trade will work out for both teams. Not saying that because I'm rooting for Cleveland or anything; I'm saying it will definitely work out on their end, so we can only hope it works out for the Falcons as well. There are very, very few proven NFL veterans any team would give up four (that's four, not five, because the Falcons didn't give up five) draft picks for, let alone rookies who left after their junior years.

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