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Old 10-15-2012   #78
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Default Re: Jacoby Jones is looking good....

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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post
What's his highschool coach know about what Jacoby is doing now?
There was lots of chatter on Houston waves about Jacoby partying on night's before games and not knowing the playbook.

His high school coach just said that has always been his problem.

HE'S STILL FRIENDS WITH JACOBY JONES. That's how he knows what he's doing right now.


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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post
We've got Arian Foster saying he, Jacoby, & Casey put in extra time after practice working on routes, working on their hands....
Why did the Texans give him an $11 million contract before the 2011 season? They saw something that indicated that he could step up and play.

What they saw must have been all that extra time on the practice field.

Unfortunately, he immediately SUCKED when given the chance.

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I've said it before and I am now one thousand percent certain -- Jacoby Jones is not an NFL wide receiver and will never be a capable NFL wide receiver. In a league where making 99 percent of the routine plays is barely acceptable, he makes like 80 percent of the routine plays (if that), which would be fine except he has never once made a single play offensively that's bailed out his quarterback. Not a single spectacular offensive play that makes you say "Wow, good thing we have Jacoby Jones on our team." Not one.

When you ask anyone who is pro-Jones what he brings to the table the answers are some variation of "He has great athletic ability" (Big deal, go do the decathlon) or "He's been in the system for five years" (It's football, not a tenured public schools teaching position). And that's just it -- he HAS been in the system five years now, and shows NO progress. Zero. None. He is who he is, a cardboard cutout of a wide receiver who still comes out of breaks and runs routes so carelessly that it looks like Matt Schaub drew the play up in the dirt. He was targeted eleven times yesterday and caught ONE pass for nine yards. If that doesn't reverberate with you then go look at box scores for games around the NFL and see what normal catch-to-target ratios are. To catch one ball and be targeted ELEVEN times, you almost have to be trying not to catch balls. Or you're Jacoby Jones. If you need one easy-to-find shred of evidence that he just doesn't get it, watch the final play. Basic, remedial wide receiver instinct tells you to peel off and run to space in the direction your quarterback is rolling to help your guy make a play. Once the play broke down, Jacoby was clueless and stayed glued to Michael Huff's hip. Bad throw by Schaub, worse improvisation by Jacoby.

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