WR Jacoby Jones, Free agent
HT: 6-2, WT: 210, Born: 7-11-1984, College: Lane, Drafted: Round 3
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2013 Game Summaries
Week 1 - Jacoby Jones caught both of his early game targets. One a crossing route versus zone and the other he beat Chris Harris Inside for a first down in man coverage. Jones is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with an MCL sprain.
Week 6 - Jacoby Jones wasn’t too heavily involved in the passing game but made his presence felt and caught both of his targets. The Packers were giving Jones a large cushion most of the game and the Ravens should have exploited this with shorter routes. Jones had a long reception on a crossing route and turned it into a 31 yard gain. Later, he caught a touchdown when Sam Shields was caught looking into the backfield.
Week 7 - Jacoby Jones wasn’t heavily involved until late in the game. His receptions were quick throws against zone coverage not amounting to much. Flacco was able to find Jones after scrambling around after the initial play broke. His sole deep target was underthrown by Flacco on a potential 50 yard touchdown.
Week 9 - Jacoby Jones could have had a big game against the Browns. He was getting separation down the field but Flacco was never able to connect with him on a route more than 5 yards beyond the line of scrimmage. Jones saw 2 early targets but was unable to catch either. The first was a quick hitch route and the other was a deep out Flacco was late throwing. Jones had deep separation on a go route but a Flacco underthrow resulted in an interception instead of a touchdown.
Week 10 - Jacoby Jones drew a long pass interference call on Reggie Nelson that would have been a sure touchdown if not underthrown by Flacco. His next catch was a slant route against man coverage. Jones made a contested catch on third down to pick up a key first down.
Week 11 - Jacoby Jones made a nice grab on a comeback route for a first down. Jones also picked up a reception on a shallow cross and got an end around opportunity but the Bears were ready for the call.
Week 12 - Jacoby Jones had his best game of the year as a receiver and returner against the Jets. Jones had 3 early receptions. He got the ball early on a hitch route and picked up a first down. Flacco targeted Jones deep but Dee Millner had perfect coverage on the play and Jones could only knock away the potential interception. On the following possession Flacco found Jones running free through zone coverage for a gain of 15. Flacco found Jones down the sideline, as Flacco scrambled, for a gain of 9. Jones wasn’t targeted again until off of play action Flacco threw a bomb to Jones as he ran by Ed Reed and Dee Millner for a 66 yard touchdown.
Week 13 - Jacoby Jones continues to make plays for the Ravens as a returner and receiver. Jones got behind the Steeler’s secondary but was underthrown by Flacco and the pass fell incomplete. Pass interference could have been called but a better throw would have been a sure touchdown. Jones continues to make more plays as a receiver. Facing off coverage frequently he had success on comeback routes. Flacco looks to Jones when plays break down. Flacco lofted a pass to Jones as he worked to get open. Jones shielded the defender, elevated and brought in the pass for a 34 yard gain.
Week 14 - Jacoby Jones was targeted heavily early in the game. Jones is able to exploit defensive backs respecting his speed. He shields the defender from the ball and makes the play. Jones got a deep target and was in position to make the play but instead let the ball bounce off his hands and chest to a Viking’s defender for an interception. He followed it up with a reception on a deep in for a first down against zone coverage. He made up for the interception with a punt return for a touchdown with less than 2 minutes to go. On the return the Vikings kicked it high and short allowing Jones to get a head of steam and show off his incredible speed down the sideline.
Week 15 - Jacoby Jones is proving to be a valuable outside threat for the Ravens. Jones fueled multiple scoring drives single handedly. Jones made his first grab on a comeback route against zone coverage. Jones’ hands seemed stronger than ever as he extended and snatched the ball out of the air all game. Jones found the soft spot in zone on an in breaking route for 18 yards. Then beat zone again on a corner route for 20 more yards. Then he got a bubble screen thrown to him but poor blocking held him to only gain a couple. Down 1 with a little more than 2 minutes to play Jones came up big for the Ravens. First he returned the kickoff to the 35 for good starting field position. Jones then snagged a bullet from Flacco between a safety and corner for a 30 yard gain setting up the game winning field goal.
Week 16 - Jacoby Jones had a rough day as a receiver. All his targets were incomplete or intercepted except for one comeback route against zone coverage.
Week 17 - Jacoby Jones had a pair of endzone targets but came up just empty on both. The first was knocked away by a George Iloka. The second was a narrow miss by Flacco but Jones may have come up with the catch had he dove for it. Jones got a couple of other deep targets but Flacco’s inaccuracy didn’t lead to any catches.