Originally Posted by Daravenator
I realize most, if not all, Houston Texans fans soured on Jacoby Jones, especially after he muffed the punt in the AFC Divisional Playoff game in Baltimore last year. Although he showed signs of greatness, he seemed to have trouble with drops while playing for the Texans.
So he was released, the Ravens signed him, and he went on to the Pro Bowl, caught a huge pass to tie the game against the Broncos in the AFC Divisional Playoff game, and made a comeback 56 yard catch for a TD and returned a second half-opening kickoff for a record 109 yards in the Super Bowl.
So, do you think he simply had "issues" while playing for the Texans, or was he simply not coached properly? It seems awfully odd that a player would have such a dramatic fall and rise so quickly in the span of one season. Had he remained a Texan, do you think he would have accomplished what he did this year, or would he have been a bust?
I think he was and still is a big play or a mistake waiting to happen. He muffed a punt in the Superbowl ..... or does everyone forget that because of the two TD's ?! He's boom or bust.
As for why he didnt stick here .... you need look no further than the boneheaded decision he made in the divisional round against your Ravens.
His lack of development as a reciever here was more due to the fact that he just didnt grasp the complexities of the offense. He was asked to do more than he was capable of ... In Baltimore his job is to run past the coverage and try to catch the ball , he's not expected to run sophisticated routes , that and a big armed QB suited him to a tee.
Hope he doesnt fall asleep drunk in his car at an intersection again or have any other off the field mishaps ....
Im glad the change of scenery worked out for him .... and hope his next contract sucks up a whole lotta Baltimore's cap space.
Boom or bust.