Crow Time!

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Texecutioner, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Texecutioner

    Texecutioner Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Messages:
    14,297
    Likes Received:
    1,012
    [​IMG]




    Well, it's officially that time to where I have to own up and eat some crow on behalf of Jacoby Jones. He still scares the hell out of me at times, but the guy continues to make plays in every game somehow and he really came through with some more important plays yesterday and stepped up for the Texans in Daniels absence. I've been very critical of the guy in the past and bashed him pretty hard at times and didn't really think he would ever start really rising up to his potential, but he is improving more and more and is helping this team. Now I have not been alone in this either though, so for all of the other folks in here that have wanted Jones thrown off of a cliff or a bus like I have in the past, come on guys own up a little and enjoy some of these bacon wrapped crow bites! Yummy!
     
  2. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Messages:
    48,638
    Likes Received:
    2,076
    Location:
    Houston. Mediocrity Lives Here!!
    Still scares the ever living bejeeeeezus out of me with regards to returns. That said, I have to agree with Tex on this....
     
  3. Malloy

    Malloy Site Contributor

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    5,665
    Likes Received:
    225
    Location:
    CPH
    JJ has been a pleasant surprise this season, both on SS and Offense. I have a feeling that AJ has influenced him in a good way.
     
  4. m5kwatts

    m5kwatts Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Messages:
    1,970
    Likes Received:
    159
    I don't wanna gloat and sound like a jerk but for the record I was never critical and always looked at JJ in a positive light.... 6'4" receivers with top end speed don't grow on trees. The kid has become a receiver other than a returner which was the next step in his career. The next step will be upping his snap count to 50-75% of the plays... Whether or not he does remains to be seen
     
  5. TimeKiller

    TimeKiller Guest

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7,648
    Likes Received:
    548
    Location:
    This giant tree, standing 10,000 ft. high but not
    My only problem with him was the fumbling last year. Same reason I'm down on Slaton right now. I don't think I should be eating crow but this can be me trying some crow soup for being down on him last year. JJ is making it happen and since he's devouring what's on his plate right now....maybe hit the dude up a little more. He and AJ out wide with KW in the slot makes me hurl. That's the most disgusting WR set ever.
     
  6. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2006
    Messages:
    16,108
    Likes Received:
    1,083
    Location:
    P-land
    Well, he did drop that one ball..............:hides:
     
  7. Texecutioner

    Texecutioner Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Messages:
    14,297
    Likes Received:
    1,012
    Well good for you and you may gloat away :thisbig:. This is a case where I am happy to have been wrong and will gladly continue to CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP! :chef:
     
    ObsiWan likes this.
  8. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    24,092
    Likes Received:
    1,817
    Location:
    Houston
    Slaton scares me more about dropping the ball than JJ does these days.

    I'm glad JJ turned it around, and I was one of those that were hard on him as well.
     
  9. brakos82

    brakos82 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    19,847
    Likes Received:
    977
    Location:
    LOHAR (Land of Hipsters and Rain)
    It's a bit salty actually... :thinking:
     
  10. BigBull17

    BigBull17 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    5,121
    Likes Received:
    228
    Location:
    Friendswood

    At this point, I don't know why Andre Davis is still used as much as he is. JJ does everything he does, but is a better reciever. Davis is undersized, and can't play the slot because he turns like an Aircraft Carrier. Almost a wasted roster spot, except he's a decent gunner.
     
  11. 50boys

    50boys Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    6
    Was I the only one scared to death with JJ catching those punts and kickoffs in the sun yesterday. I was saying a prayer. He made me proud though.
     
  12. disaacks3

    disaacks3 Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2004
    Messages:
    11,223
    Likes Received:
    897
    Location:
    Spring, TX
    Jacoby one-on-one is a matchup we can exploit againt all but a very select few CBs out there. Without safety help (achieved by putting Andre in the slot on the same side, the Texans should be able to exploit this to death.

    Crow "tastes like chicken"! :chicken:
     
  13. Mr. White

    Mr. White H-Town Beatdown

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    6,019
    Likes Received:
    422
    Location:
    Sugar Land
    Are there any drumsticks left?
     
  14. Marcus

    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    8,219
    Likes Received:
    632
    Location:
    Stafford, Texas
    While you're chomping away, do you still want Kubiak fired? Just thought I'd ask. :)
     
  15. Texecutioner

    Texecutioner Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Messages:
    14,297
    Likes Received:
    1,012
    I'm still not a fan of Kubes. Not at all. I think he's a glorified OC that is a head coach right now. I don't like a lot of his decisions that he's made this year and I think many of them have hurt this team especially in the win/loss column. Yesterday was a perfect example of that with how he nor anyone else was prepared for that situation where they needed to run a quick play so the Colts couldn't challenge. That was another big lapse that ended up hurting the outcome of the game.

    This isn't a thread about Kubes though. This is a thread about Jacoby Jones and how many of us have doubted him and bashed the guy a lot and I think it's at the point where we or most of us can all agree that he's improved a lot and might not be a great player, but he's at least a player that we can expect to help us each week and I'm happy about that.
     
  16. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    37,834
    Likes Received:
    1,686
    Location:
    Kerrville
    it is the power of the hair

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    37,834
    Likes Received:
    1,686
    Location:
    Kerrville
    a better pic
    [​IMG]
     
  18. BigTimeTexanFan

    BigTimeTexanFan All Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2004
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Houston
    I completely agree. Jones has overtaken Davis as a wide receiver. The thing that stands out to me is his ability to catch the long passes down the field in stride. He has done it time and time again this season. Davis has good speed, but it's 50/50 if he catches those same passes.
     
  19. Fox

    Fox All Pro

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Messages:
    753
    Likes Received:
    81
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Posted on this very subject a few days ago, I've been pleasantly surprised by JJ this year and wasn't expecting that to be the case.
     
  20. ObsiWan

    ObsiWan Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    17,832
    Likes Received:
    1,056
    Location:
    League City, Tx
    Rep for starting this thread and admitting you might have been a bit premature regarding J.J.
    :clap::clap::clap:
     

Share This Page