After the struggles in the red area last season, Jones has labored hard to turn it around in 2018.
"It's very important for me and Matt (Ryan) to be on the same page down there in the red zone," Jones said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN. "Over the years, I have the ability to make plays, and he has the ability to put balls there. But it's all about us being on the same page, not having to think when we get down there, knowing where he's going to put the ball, and knowing what I can do before he puts the ball in there."
The Falcons owned a season-long struggle face in the red zone, finishing 23rd in the NFL in red zone scoring, per Football Outsiders, and converting just 50 percent of their red-area drives into TDs. Compare those mediocre numbers in Steve Sarkisian's first season to their Super Bowl season when Atlanta ranked ninth in red zone efficiency and scored TDs on almost 62 percent of their red-zone drives.
Jones said fixing those problems has been a focus of the offseason, but his production will still be dictated by coverage.
"It's one of those things when you're down in the red area, a lot of teams double me," Jones explained. "Two-man, guys sit underneath me, so I can't really slant. They have a safety kind of cheated out, as far as the fade balls and things like that. But when we get our opportunities, we've got to make people pay."
After a disappointing first season as offensive coordinator, Sarkisian is under pressure to turn it around in Year 2. It's clear fixing the red zone issue is priority numero uno in Atlanta.