Re: Thoughts on Jacoby Jones
A couple things in reply:
1.) Jacoby Jones got himself out of Houston. He never learned to secure the ball the entire time he was here. He bobbled and/or fumbled the ball on special teams so often that no one felt comfortable with him back there. The fateful fumble in the playoff game last year was just the logical conclusion to a series of indicators. Jacoby Jones is no victim and any attempt to paint him as such should be categorically rejected. He did it to himself (and us).
2.) Jacoby Jones had a chance to shine as the #1 WR when AJ went down. In his first game as the #1 WR, against OAK, he was targeted 11 times and managed to pull one in. Many players never get one chance in the NFL. Those that fail on that one chance don't often get a second chance, unless they're a high round draft pick. Kubiak came back to JJ again and again and again. Hell, in the Super Bowl, he showed that his hands still aren't good when he managed to pull that one catch in off his face.
Jacoby Jones is in BAL because he blew it in Houston, not because Houston abandoned him. Houston took a chance on him, gave him multiple opportunities, and finally parted ways only when he finally proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that he couldn't be trusted.
Hey O'Brien: "How do you tell a guy who is used to catching 80 balls a year that he was going to catch 40?"... You jackass.