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valleytexfan
10-12-2008, 06:13 PM
What a momentum-changer when the Texans needed a boost...this kid has a flair for the dramatic...he was clutch on the punt return TD...once he gets consistent, he's going to be even better...:texflag:

HJam72
10-12-2008, 06:14 PM
AND he didn't fumble! :)

Props to JJ! :fans:

b0ng
10-12-2008, 06:33 PM
Good game Jacoby. Now do it again next week.

ATXtexanfan
10-12-2008, 06:37 PM
That was huge, jacoby has talent, still hasn't reached his potential

Thorn
10-12-2008, 06:39 PM
I missed his run back live, but have seen it since several times. Nice. Good for JJ. If he steps up to his potential he's gonna be a weapon.

Mailman
10-12-2008, 06:42 PM
Great return Jacoby! If only CBS had let me see all of it.

mattieuk
10-12-2008, 06:43 PM
JJ, nice to see him run it home again, haven't seen that for a while...lets hope its the first of many this season, as we try and get the train back on track.

Malloy
10-12-2008, 06:43 PM
If he can do that every game :)

What I am dissapointed about is his lack of receptions as a reciever. Honestly I cant remember if any were thrown at him, but if there were, none were caught.

dtran04
10-12-2008, 06:55 PM
Andre Davis had a great return too. Special teams finally broke through.

hradhak
10-12-2008, 07:16 PM
It's good to see the special teams finally make some plays. I'd really like to see some consistency before I can say they are as good as they were last season.

Special teams has always been a strong point for this team so I hope it can be as good as it has in the past.

Carr Bombed
10-12-2008, 07:19 PM
Good Job Jacoby (or like Dan Marino likes to say.....Jacob) you made your first big game changing play in almost 2 years.......now do it more without acting like you reinvented the game on the sidelines afterwards.

Sideline
10-12-2008, 07:23 PM
Exactly what we needed at exactly the right time, great job Jacoby I hope this gives him some more confidence going into the rest of the season.

LonerATO
10-12-2008, 07:50 PM
Glad to see he can hold onto the ball and make a great play

Ryan
10-12-2008, 08:35 PM
Congrats to Jacoby for his first NFL TD! :fans:

DexmanC
10-12-2008, 10:10 PM
Good Job Jacoby (or like Dan Marino likes to say.....Jacob) you made your first big game changing play in almost 2 years.......now do it more without acting like you reinvented the game on the sidelines afterwards.

Let the kid enjoy the game. That return got the WHOLE TEAM amped up.
Got my HOUSE amped up, got those EMPTY SEATS amped up.

J-Russ
10-12-2008, 10:13 PM
This guy look like Stravin' Marvin sitting next to AJ on the bench. Never really realize how much of a giant AJ is.

I think JJ can be really good, once he bulks up, he sure got the frame to put on weight. He gots the talent thats for sure, he just need the size to complete it. Imagine having a clone of AJ on the opposite side of him, now that would be an awesome duo to have.

Carr Bombed
10-13-2008, 12:39 AM
Let the kid enjoy the game. That return got the WHOLE TEAM amped up.
Got my HOUSE amped up, got those EMPTY SEATS amped up.

We heard the same crap after he lit it up in preseason a couple of years ago......"let the kid enjoy the game", but then his head got too big for his game and he thought he was better then he really was. So he never progressed as a player and just made mistakes and got outworked by other receivers like David Anderson.

I have no problem with players celebrating.....I just get tired of watching Jacoby make a play a year, act like he won the superbowl, then crawl back into his hole for another year.

Texecutioner
10-13-2008, 01:32 AM
We heard the same crap after he lit it up in preseason a couple of years ago......"let the kid enjoy the game", but then his head got too big for his game and he thought he was better then he really was. So he never progressed as a player and just made mistakes and got outworked by other receivers like David Anderson.

I have no problem with players celebrating.....I just get tired of watching Jacoby make a play a year, act like he won the superbowl, then crawl back into his hole for another year.

Ditto there Carr Bombed. JJ needs to make me remember that he's on this football team. He did today. Let's see him do it again next week and the week after that as well.

HJam72
10-13-2008, 01:34 AM
You guys are right. JJ sux! :jk:

HJam72
10-13-2008, 01:35 AM
Great return Jacoby! If only CBS had let me see all of it.

It's on the highlights on this websites homepage, along with every single thing else the Texans did right. :photos:

And, yeah, it's a doozie. JJ has has fast....and where'd he go?

mexican_texan
10-13-2008, 07:24 AM
I gotta give him props, that's a nice haircut

Corrosion
10-13-2008, 09:15 AM
At least he didnt fumble.



Does that count as props ?


In all seriousness , the kid has the talent to play in this league , he just cant expect his physical ability to do it all , he's gotta work to get better , Sunday was a step in that direction.

Wolf
10-13-2008, 12:54 PM
QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I was pointing to mama. I saw her at about the 25-yard line. She was smiling.”

– Texans punt returner Jacoby Jones, who spotted his mother in the end zone as he was returning a punt for a 70-yard touchdown. Jones reacted by going through the end zone and jumping into his mother’s arms.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-winnersandlosers101208&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Polo
10-13-2008, 01:18 PM
I just get tired of watching Jacoby make a play a year, act like he won the superbowl, then crawl back into his hole for another year.

Yeah...

Cuz he's been doing that for so long....

Vinnie
10-13-2008, 01:28 PM
I gotta give him props, that's a nice haircut

LOL! I wonder if him and David Anderson are trying to start a new trend on special teams?

DexmanC
10-13-2008, 02:36 PM
I just get tired of watching Jacoby make a play a year, act like he won the superbowl, then crawl back into his hole for another year.

If you recall, he had a severe AC separation in his shoulder. That was the
primary loss for his "swagger" the coaches want him to play with. Good thing
Kubiak didn't go with the "Cut Jacoby" threads I saw you guys posting on these
boards!

mexican_texan
10-13-2008, 02:39 PM
LOL! I wonder if him and David Anderson are trying to start a new trend on special teams?
When we see Turk roll up in a flat top, that's when we should worry.

HOU-TEX
10-13-2008, 02:42 PM
Speaking of Anderson, does anybody know the extent of his injury? It looked like he was holding his shin on the field. :thinking:

Vinnie
10-13-2008, 02:51 PM
Speaking of Anderson, does anybody know the extent of his injury? It looked like he was holding his shin on the field. :thinking:

I don't know, almost looked like a soccer flop to me. Maybe trying to give his team a little more time to prepare for that last drive? He was smiling when he got up so I don't think it was too bad.

HOU-TEX
10-13-2008, 03:22 PM
I don't know, almost looked like a soccer flop to me. Maybe trying to give his team a little more time to prepare for that last drive? He was smiling when he got up so I don't think it was too bad.

Ah, I didn't notice the smile. If that's the case, then woohoo! That means there was no time losing injuries, correct?

Giant Tiger
10-13-2008, 10:02 PM
What a momentum-changer when the Texans needed a boost...this kid has a flair for the dramatic...he was clutch on the punt return TD...once he gets consistent, he's going to be even better...:texflag:

Agreed. It was a great return when the team needed a spark. On a side note, Jones is my Adopt-a-Texan this year. I messed up by not having him in my signature :embarrass . Gotta rectify that.

Htownsportsfan
10-13-2008, 10:18 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-winnersandlosers101208&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

I am glad he saw "MOMMA" but the pointing and celebrating before he crosses the goal line is crap. Desean Jackson thinks thats a bad idea!

ubecool454
10-14-2008, 01:12 PM
What a momentum-changer when the Texans needed a boost...this kid has a flair for the dramatic...he was clutch on the punt return TD...once he gets consistent, he's going to be even better...:texflag:

I think Jacoby liked that feeling so maybe we can expect more of the same.

The Pencil Neck
10-14-2008, 01:33 PM
Did anyone watch how he was holding the ball?

You could tell that he was thinking about it. He'd be holding the ball high and tight and then in the open field, it would start to get get wild and loose, and then he'd remember ball security and bring it back up again. It was pretty funny.

edo783
10-14-2008, 11:28 PM
Did anyone watch how he was holding the ball?

You could tell that he was thinking about it. He'd be holding the ball high and tight and then in the open field, it would start to get get wild and loose, and then he'd remember ball security and bring it back up again. It was pretty funny.

Yup, at least he is trying to be better with it, just not natural to him yet. Started to showboat on the TD run at about the 15 or 20 yard line, then remembered and stopped.

3rd and Inches
10-15-2008, 04:43 PM
I think Jacoby did a wonderful job on Sunday. He definitely went to work and pulled more than his load. It makes me proud as hell that I have him on my fantasy football team too! :heh:

Hardcore Texan
10-15-2008, 04:48 PM
Yup, at least he is trying to be better with it, just not natural to him yet. Started to showboat on the TD run at about the 15 or 20 yard line, then remembered and stopped.

He was pointing to his Mom in the stands.

edo783
10-15-2008, 10:19 PM
He was pointing to his Mom in the stands.

I think your probably right, but it was still showboating and then he remembered and paid attention to business until he crossed into the endzone. That's when you should start celebrating. Pointing towards family etc. 15-20 yards away is not paying attention to the business at hand. Of course, we have never seen anything bad happen before a player goes into the endzone that has cost us a TD or anything.:cool:

Double Barrel
10-15-2008, 10:49 PM
He's a young player that has some potential playmaking ability. He just needs to stay focussed on his fundamentals - i.e. proper hold on the ball, celebrate after the play - and stay healthy.

It was great to see him back on Sunday, though. We need those kinds of gains to energize this team. Get all three phases going and feeding off each other's success on a consistent basis, and we'll winning more games than losing.

Major props to JJ for that play! :redtowel: :texflag:

The Pencil Neck
10-15-2008, 11:45 PM
He was pointing to his Mom in the stands.

That's all well and good but he started running with the ball loose, pointed at his mom, and then brought the ball back up. He needs to keep it up and tight all the time or he's going to have problems.

Mari-OWNED!
10-16-2008, 06:06 AM
What I am dissapointed about is his lack of receptions as a reciever. Honestly I cant remember if any were thrown at him, but if there were, none were caught.

He caught one pass against Jacksonville for 5 yards, that's it.

http://assets.houstontexans.com/assets/fanzone/MIA-08-Jones-800_MW_0570.jpg

^ This picture cracks me up! :doot:

HOU-TEX
10-16-2008, 10:32 AM
He caught one pass against Jacksonville for 5 yards, that's it.

http://assets.houstontexans.com/assets/fanzone/MIA-08-Jones-800_MW_0570.jpg


You can tell he is focusing on his "Momma" in the picture. :photos:

CloakNNNdagger
10-16-2008, 11:12 AM
He caught one pass against Jacksonville for 5 yards, that's it.

http://assets.houstontexans.com/assets/fanzone/MIA-08-Jones-800_MW_0570.jpg

^ This picture cracks me up! :doot:

As the coaching staff yells "Ball Security, Ball Security," JJ sends them a personal message.:gun:

El Tejano
10-16-2008, 01:23 PM
As the coaching staff yells "Ball Security, Ball Security," JJ sends them a personal message.:gun:

Dude. Funny.

3rd and Inches
10-16-2008, 01:53 PM
As for everyone baggin' on Jacoby for Showboating.. you have to realize that the kid probably was ecstatic as hell knowing he was bringing a punt return in for a TD. Was he reckless with the ball? Yes, but the fact still remains that he's young, his mother was in the stands, he wanted to do his Momma proud, and he got excited and careless. With youth comes carelessness. He'll get seasoned eventually and mature up some. But, give the kid props in scoring a touchdown when we needed it desperately.

The Pencil Neck
10-16-2008, 02:57 PM
As for everyone baggin' on Jacoby for Showboating.. you have to realize that the kid probably was ecstatic as hell knowing he was bringing a punt return in for a TD. Was he reckless with the ball? Yes, but the fact still remains that he's young, his mother was in the stands, he wanted to do his Momma proud, and he got excited and careless. With youth comes carelessness. He'll get seasoned eventually and mature up some. But, give the kid props in scoring a touchdown when we needed it desperately.

Let's get this straight.

The problem isn't that he was showboating. The problem is that, even before he was showboating, he was carrying the ball loose. He didn't start carrying the ball loose because he was pointing to his mom and planning his TD celebration. He was already loose at that point and AFTER he pointed at his mom, he realized he was loose and brought the ball back up tight.

I'm just saying he's got to continue to work on keeping the ball tight at all times.

BuffaloglennTX
10-16-2008, 03:03 PM
Let's get this straight.

The problem isn't that he was showboating. The problem is that, even before he was showboating, he was carrying the ball loose. He didn't start carrying the ball loose because he was pointing to his mom and planning his TD celebration. He was already loose at that point and AFTER he pointed at his mom, he realized he was loose and brought the ball back up tight.

I'm just saying he's got to continue to work on keeping the ball tight at all times.


Exactly, we don't need Jacoby using his vision, speed and quickness and then pulling a "Dishman". Those of you who were Oiler fans know what I am talking about! :texflag:

threetoedpete
10-17-2008, 01:46 AM
What a momentum-changer when the Texans needed a boost...this kid has a flair for the dramatic...he was clutch on the punt return TD...once he gets consistent, he's going to be even better...:texflag:

The two that deserve the pats on the backs are Reeves and Dreessen. Reeves crushed a gunner and Joel Dreessen set a block for two seconds. That's all J.J. needs. One gunner blocked and a good block at the poa. Steve Slaton wants to impress the hell out of me, he takes some snaps with the punt return team and helps set J.J. free. He needs the blocking work any way.

threetoedpete
10-17-2008, 01:51 AM
Let's get this straight.

The problem isn't that he was showboating. The problem is that, even before he was showboating, he was carrying the ball loose. He didn't start carrying the ball loose because he was pointing to his mom and planning his TD celebration. He was already loose at that point and AFTER he pointed at his mom, he realized he was loose and brought the ball back up tight.

I'm just saying he's got to continue to work on keeping the ball tight at all times.

He's just a kid. OK. Guy wants to celebrate his first success in the NFL I've got no problem with that. Coach got on to him last time. The guys been hurt and in the dog house for twelve months. Up to you, but you might want to consider cutting the kid some slack. Big difference playing in front of eighty thousand in Austin and Playing in front a few thousand at Lane college. The guy has been desperate to get out of the dog house and he made a play. That's it.

The Pencil Neck
10-17-2008, 02:24 AM
He's just a kid. OK. Guy wants to celebrate his first success in the NFL I've got no problem with that. Coach got on to him last time. The guys been hurt and in the dog house for twelve months. Up to you, but you might want to consider cutting the kid some slack. Big difference playing in front of eighty thousand in Austin and Playing in front a few thousand at Lane college. The guy has been desperate to get out of the dog house and he made a play. That's it.

Did you even bother to read my post?

I have no problem with him celebrating.

I have a problem with him holding the ball out away from his body where it can be knocked out. He started with it in tight the way he was supposed to, then he let it get away from him, then he pointed at his mother, then he brought the ball back in tight. Another poster said that he let it get away from him because he was showboating but that wasn't what happened.

I'm just saying with his history of fumbling, he needs to be more careful.

threetoedpete
10-17-2008, 02:38 AM
Did you even bother to read my post?

I have no problem with him celebrating.

I have a problem with him holding the ball out away from his body where it can be knocked out. He started with it in tight the way he was supposed to, then he let it get away from him, then he pointed at his mother, then he brought the ball back in tight. Another poster said that he let it get away from him because he was showboating but that wasn't what happened.

I'm just saying with his history of fumbling, he needs to be more careful.

Like Andre Johnson ? Well the coaches coach. I'm sure he took the switch in the film room Tuesday. Raw means Raw. Give the guy some time to learn the pro game. He's going to be ok. Looked to me like there was no one within five yards of the guy. But point taken.

Double Barrel
10-17-2008, 10:50 AM
He's just a kid. OK. Guy wants to celebrate his first success in the NFL I've got no problem with that. Coach got on to him last time. The guys been hurt and in the dog house for twelve months. Up to you, but you might want to consider cutting the kid some slack. Big difference playing in front of eighty thousand in Austin and Playing in front a few thousand at Lane college. The guy has been desperate to get out of the dog house and he made a play. That's it.

Honestly, Pete, with all due respect, this sound like an excuse.

JJ is a PROFESSIONAL. He either acts like one or he doesn't. There is no in between. Someday maybe he'll get it. I certainly hope so. I'm not down on the dude in any way, but showing off for your mama in the stands sounds a bit like little league. I expect more from a PRO ball player. But that's just me. We don't have to agree. (Maybe Rosencopter was trying to impress his mama, too? ;))

DexmanC
10-17-2008, 01:41 PM
Honestly, Pete, with all due respect, this sound like an excuse.

JJ is a PROFESSIONAL. He either acts like one or he doesn't. There is no in between. Someday maybe he'll get it. I certainly hope so. I'm not down on the dude in any way, but showing off for your mama in the stands sounds a bit like little league. I expect more from a PRO ball player. But that's just me. We don't have to agree. (Maybe Rosencopter was trying to impress his mama, too? ;))

Are you the author of the many "Cut Jacoby" threads I read all throughout
preseason? Your posts surely take a similar tone to those threads.

Double Barrel
10-17-2008, 01:47 PM
Are you the author of the many "Cut Jacoby" threads I read all throughout
preseason? Your posts surely take a similar tone to those threads.

Nope. I have never authored or advocated cutting JJ from the team. I'm not sure where you got that from. :um:

My only point was that he's a pro ball player and should judged by the standards that we judge all pro players. That's all, nothing more and nothing less. He was lax with his ball handling skills, and if he doesn't keep it in mind, a defender is going to catch up to him one day and strip it away. That's just an observation, not a criticism.

HOU-TEX
10-17-2008, 02:47 PM
Nope. I have never authored or advocated cutting JJ from the team. I'm not sure where you got that from. :um:

My only point was that he's a pro ball player and should judged by the standards that we judge all pro players. That's all, nothing more and nothing less. He was lax with his ball handling skills, and if he doesn't keep it in mind, a defender is going to catch up to him one day and strip it away. That's just an observation, not a criticism.

Nah, that stuff just don't happen.

Signed,

Leon Lett

3rd and Inches
10-19-2008, 04:41 PM
Let's get this straight.

The problem isn't that he was showboating. The problem is that, even before he was showboating, he was carrying the ball loose. He didn't start carrying the ball loose because he was pointing to his mom and planning his TD celebration. He was already loose at that point and AFTER he pointed at his mom, he realized he was loose and brought the ball back up tight.

I'm just saying he's got to continue to work on keeping the ball tight at all times.

And there was no fumble on the play.. so this is kind of a moot point.

The Pencil Neck
10-19-2008, 08:42 PM
And there was no fumble on the play.. so this is kind of a moot point.

I'd guess that 85-90% of the points made on this board are moot.

But that doesn't mean it's not a point.