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    Re: The Jacoby Jones thread



    Quote Originally Posted by Boulderraven View Post
    He was this SB run equivalent of Shannon Sharpe. What a GREAT move OZZIE!!! Brilliant.
    Not to quibble, but I would have said that Anquan played the role of Shannon Sharpe. I'd compare Jacoby Jones to Jermaine Lewis (although you have to accept that a street free agent is like a fifth round draft pick).




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    Quote Originally Posted by Shas View Post
    Anyone notice that on the Prayer In Thin Air catch Jacoby made in Denver he doesn't catch the ball with his hands? He lets it bounce off his pads and then it drops down into his hands. He kind of cradles it like a punt. (clearest on final replay of this clip)

    I can say it now, but can you imagine if that poor technique had led to him dropping the winning TD in Denver. Just saying.
    A lot of folks have said that was a lucky throw and catch and we were lucky the Denver safety misread it. After seeing the same play with the same results in the Super Bowl I believe that both were designed plays to take advantage of Joe's ability to throw a long, high arcing pass intentionally angled to fool defenders, and Jacoby's ability to read the angle and make a non-standard punt like reception. I think thy planned it and practised the hell out of it. In both cases it was the same type of pass and catch, and in both cases the defender completely misread it. In Denver their guy took the wrong angle and in the SB, the SF guy overan the play. Result: 2 TD's.
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    I think he needs to stick around for a while. Great player who fits what we want to do and seems like a great guy.

    He's not without his faults. His hands/catching technique are downright bad, and if we would have lost one of the several kicks he muffed over the postseason we'd likely be singing a different tune.

    I think he'd be best as a dedicated, full-time return specialist who maybe played on a handful of "package" plays a game, basically Devin Hester. I think it's overworking him to ask him to return all kicks and punts and also play a lot of snaps as the #3.




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    Quote Originally Posted by bmorecareful View Post
    I think he needs to stick around for a while. Great player who fits what we want to do and seems like a great guy.

    He's not without his faults. His hands/catching technique are downright bad, and if we would have lost one of the several kicks he muffed over the postseason we'd likely be singing a different tune.

    I think he'd be best as a dedicated, full-time return specialist who maybe played on a handful of "package" plays a game, basically Devin Hester. I think it's overworking him to ask him to return all kicks and punts and also play a lot of snaps as the #3.
    IMO he is better than Devin Hester as a pure receiver, but yeah, I agree with this post.




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    Re: The Jacoby Jones thread

    Our offense didn't become dynamic until Caldwell put Jones on the outside with Smith. That's a lot of speed and it opened everything up for boldin and the TEs. Keep him in there as a decoy if nothing else. He needs to be on the field.

    They going to let leach walk and play more 3 wide sets. Jones will have a big role next year.




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    Quote Originally Posted by bt12483 View Post
    I still don't think he can catch for a lick (uses his body not his hands)...but I'll be damned if he didn't come up huge this year.
    He is hilarious - a great locker room guy who keeps things loose. But there's no arguing the butterfingers, even on kicks sometimes. As for coming up huge, don't forget Week 2 in Philly when he had a game-winning TD catch taken away by the replacement refs (offensive pass interference, when the damn Iggles DB had his back to the ball!)




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    Quote Originally Posted by Shas View Post
    While falling on his ass. How can a guy who is so fine with the dance moves be so spaz with the catches?

    Yep, on that play he fell on his arse because Flacco severely underthrew that ball and had to adjust. That was a difficult catch.




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    Great team player and a key to our SB run, but he's as good as gone IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boulderraven View Post
    Yep, on that play he fell on his arse because Flacco severely underthrew that ball and had to adjust. That was a difficult catch.
    Although it's weird to fall backward on an underthrown ball. But damn if he didn't get up fast and shake and bake his way in. It's always the pigeon toed guys who are the fastest (ditto Ed Reed).

    I did see the shot of Flacco on the sideline afterward saying that as he released it he was telling himself not to overthow it. He overcompensated.




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    Re: The Jacoby Jones thread

    For all you old timers on the board, there is a movie named for Jacoby.

    Mother, Juggs, and Speed!

    Jacoby is a bad ass Mother @&?$;/',
    He did buy a Juggs machine
    And his Speed is unreal!!
    Last edited by RavenDavey; 02-08-2013 at 09:30 PM.




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    All Angles: Jacoby Jones 108 Yard Kick Return

    http://nflfilms.nfl.com/2013/02/08/a...ick-return-td/

    56 yard touchdown reception,


    http://nflfilms.nfl.com/2013/02/07/j...-bowl-mvp-2-0/




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    I was one of the guys, Texans' fan, who didn't want to get rid of Jacoby. My wife & I are still huge Jacoby fans. We like his story, poor kid from LA, from a small unknown school, but made the most of his talent & so far, hasn't let the money change him.

    He's all about football & worked on his game which has improved tremendously his last few years in Houston. His stats have come down, but that's not his fault. As far as the body catching goes, the two plays in question were two balls that he over-ran, they were slightly underthrown, & they were both contested. Not too many receivers are going to pluck those out of the air.

    He's still probably a little slow (in the head) & I imagine he wasn't used much as a WR with you guys because he hadn't got the play book & chemistry with Flacco down yet. But if Flacco can keep putting the ball in front of him, something Schaub will never do, Jacoby will continue to go get it.

    Like I said, I didn't want to see him go. I know/knew we didn't/don't have another play maker on the outside & with Andre getting older, we desperately need someone other than Andre to stretch the field. In several games, including the last three we played against the Ravens with Jacoby, he'd completely rip the top off a defense whether he was getting targeted or not.

    Then when he catches it underneath, his return skills makes him a threat to score.

    I think we let him go, more because of his cap hit than the muffed punt thing. Yeah, that upset a lot of Texans' fans, but our F.O. has made it pretty clear they could care less what we think & are going to do what it takes to win the best way they see fit.

    In my heart of heart, I think we "knew" the salary cap was going to go up last season & was caught totally off guard when it didn't. We had to make some tough decisions & we had to make them fast. Doesn't make sense to straight up cut 2/5 of the best offensive line in football.

    You guys have a good football player who has the potential to be a very good football player for a long time. You'll probably also be our nemesis over the next 4 to 5 years. Still, I wish him the best. I'm a Bolden fan, a Torrey Smith fan, a Ray Rice, Vonta Leech, Ray Lewis, TSizzle, Pollard, Reed, Ngata, & Yanda fan. But I have no problem rooting for you to get your a55 whupped when you line up across from them boys on Kirby.

    Congratulations on your Championship, congratulations on Jacoby Jones.

    But we're going to kick your a55 in your house in 2013.




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    Re: The Jacoby Jones thread

    I bet you Flacco underthrew it to make it look like a punt so that Jacoby would catch it better. lol.
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    Caught it like the mile high miracle throw. You know it's a catch when he does that. Cradling the ball like that , makes me laugh(you know he is thinking about not dropping it). If Flacco develops an ability to put the ball in the receivers hands, with the receiver still running forward, watch out.




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    Re: The Jacoby Jones thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Shas View Post
    After seeing him on Kimmel . . .
    Best bit was when he said he was glad the lights went out, because it was 3rd and long, and he was too tired to go back out and return a punt so soon after the kickoff return. He said he needed the rest, plus he said he was gagging and puking on the sideline at that point. He was hilarious.




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