WR James Jones - Free Agent
|6-1, 207||Born: 3-31-1984||College: San Jose State||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2007|
2015 Week 1 vs CHI (4 / 4 / 51 / 2 rec)
James Jones and Aaron Rodgers looked like they had not been separated for a year, with Jones catching all four of his targets. The Bears had him well covered on several of his targets, but were unable to finish off the play. Jones' very first catch was a touchdown on a ball thrown a bit high which he did an excellent job going up and grabbing over the defender's head. The Bears cornerback didn't get high enough and turned the wrong direction for the pass, which let the ball through to Jones. Jones ran a nice route on his second touchdown, which took place in the third quarter. On the play, Jones ran a quick slant and got inside on the defender. He was wide open when Rodgers delivered the ball. He was on the field for most of the 3-wide receiver sets.
2015 Week 2 vs SEA (3 / 1 / 29 / 1 rec)
Just like last week, when James Jones and Aaron Rodgers hooked up for the first time, it was for a touchdown. What was impressive about this one was it came against Seattle's Richard Sherman. On the play, Rodgers knew he had a free play as he pulled the defense offsides. He took his time and waited for Jones to slant in, and Jones did an excellent job of getting on the inside of Sherman and somehow managing to get a couple of steps ahead as well. It's possible Sherman thought he had help over the top from Earl Thomas, who came in late, but regardless Jones ran a very nice route. He nearly had a second touchdown when Rodgers hit Jones with a pass along the left side of the end zone, but his rear end hit the ground just before the ball got to him.
2015 Week 3 vs KC (8 / 7 / 139 / 1 rec)
Jones extended his touchdown scoring streak to three games since rejoining the Packers. He caught a 27-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers in the second quarter to put the Packers up 24-7 in a game they ultimately won 38-28 over the Chiefs. His chemistry with Rodgers continues to be very apparent as the duo hooked up seven times on eight targets for 139 yards. On his longest play of the night, Jones helped set up another touchdown. He caught a deep left ball from Aaron Rodgers for a 52-yard gain, a drive capped off by a touchdown pass to Randall Cobb. Jones should continue to provide plenty of value and appears to be settling in as the number two target in the passing game behind Randall Cobb.
2015 Week 4 vs SF (6 / 5 / 98 / 0 rec)
Since returning from exile in Oakland, all James Jones has done in Green Bay is score touchdowns. This weekend, he didn't find the end zone, but added in enough yards to truly believe that quarterback Aaron Rodgers will continue to utilize Jones frequently and that Jones will make the catches he needs to. He only missed on one pass, and that one was too high for him to really have a chance to grab (and was in the end zone, which would have continued his streak of touchdowns). His best catch was late in the second quarter, on a slant in. On the play, the coverage seemed to get lost when he broke his route inside, and Jones was wide open for a pass. The Niners then stumbled over each other as he bounced back outside, running along the sideline for another 23 yards after the catch.
2015 Week 5 vs LA (3 / 2 / 77 / 1 rec)
Jones was the intended recipient of quarterback Aaron Rodgers' second interception of the game after going 587 passes at home without one. On the play, Jones ran a shallow out and Rodgers threw the pass immediately as soon as he finished his cut. The pass seemed a little slow and the Rams' Trumaine Johnson made an exceptional play in diving in front of Jones for the pick. Johnson did an excellent job reading the play and diving in front of an unsuspecting Jones, who could only try and tackle him after. Rodgers and Jones made up for that when the two hooked up a short time later. The result was a 65 yard touchdown. On the play, Jones went out on a post pattern and gained a step on the defender. Rodgers threw a perfect pass, hitting Jones in stride. Jones at first was marked at the one yard line, but Jones did a fantastic job keeping his knee off the turf as he got the ball across the goal line for the score.
2015 Week 6 vs SD (5 / 2 / 30 / 1 rec)
While Jones and Aaron Rodgers struggled to get on the same page overall, they did hook up for their almost boring at this point weekly touchdown. Jones has caught a touchdown in five out of six games, and Rodgers consistently looks for him in the red zone. On the scoring play, Jones ran a short 'stub' route, and once he stopped and turned. As soon as he did so, the ball was already there, perfectly thrown to the outside shoulder and away from the defenders.
2015 Week 8 vs DEN (2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Jones was held without a touchdown for only the second game this year, and didn't get his first catch until the fourth quarter. On that play, a short hitch route, Jones made the catch and was immediately hit and driven back by cornerback Brandon Roby. The officials didn't blow the play dead, and Jones continued to be shoved backwards until the ball popped out. Jones recovered but the officials didn't give him forward progress, which put the ball on fourth and long and ended the drive.
2015 Week 9 vs CAR (6 / 2 / 57 / 0 rec)
After a great start to the season, James Jones' production has dipped tremendously. The six targets were the most he's had in some time, but the Panthers put cornerback Josh Norman on him (especially early) since Randall Cobb was in the slot early and Norman doesn't cover the slot much. The result was a tough matchup for Jones and few targets especially during the early going. Jones made a nice catch on a 21-yard pass in the third quarter against Charles Tillman, but too often was well covered. He was also the target on the ill-fated throw by Rodgers in the fourth quarter which ended up as an interception. Jones seems to have fallen behind Davante Adams in addition to Randall Cobb and has been less of a factor as the season has gone on.
2015 Week 10 vs DET (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
James Jones has virtually disappeared from the gameplan, in part because he is having a lot of issues getting open the last few weeks. That means Aaron Rodgers can't get him the ball, because he isn't in a position to make a play. Rodgers did try to force the ball to him the ball in the fourth quarter on a deep route down the sideline. The quarterback threw the ball inside and short instead of to the outside shoulder and long, which gave the defender a shot to intercept, saved only by a nice play by Jones to break it up.
2015 Week 11 vs MIN (11 / 6 / 109 / 1 rec)
James Jones and Aaron Rodgers started off the same exact place they left off in the loss to the Detroit Lions--out of sync and on different pages. The low point for the two of them was probably the total miscommunication late in the first quarter, when Jones appeared to run the wrong route and Rodgers nearly fumbled the ball when he tried to pull the pass back because Jones wasn't where he was supposed to be. Jones then had a really bad drop late in the second quarter. Jones ran a great route along the right sideline and was wide open but dropped the perfect pass Rodgers delivered. Jones made up for those two blunders later in the game though. First he made a nice diving catch in the late third quarter for a huge 37-yard gain. On the play, Jones ran a fly route down the left sideline, and Rodgers delivered the ball ahead of him. As the quarterback was on the run, Rodgers didn't set his feet and the ball went long, but Jones extended his body to catch the ball, hauling it in before he fell to the turf. Jones then made a huge grab in the end zone in the fourth quarter to put the Packers up by two scores. Rodgers delivered the ball down the sideline where only Jones could catch it, and Jones did a great job of keeping both feet in while he grabbed the ball as he fell out of bounds. Jones followed that right up with a catch for a 2-point conversion.
2015 Week 12 vs CHI (6 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
These days if Jones isn't scoring a touchdown, it seems he's not getting yards either. Jones couldn't get any separation from the defenders, was called for an offensive pass interference penalty and had a game-winning touchdown slapped away from his hands. While Jones appeared to drop the ball, it was really an outstanding play by Bears cornerback Tracey Porter to knock the ball away.
2015 Week 13 vs DET (3 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
Jones didn't see much action on Thursday and was the target on Aaron Rodgers' interception. On the play, Jones got open, though there was a defender behind him and another nearby. Rodgers had to scramble out of the pocket and threw the ball without setting his feet, causing the pass to sail slightly. Jones jumped and extended his arms but while he got his hands on it, he couldn't catch it and the ball was intercepted by the defender behind him.
2015 Week 14 vs DAL (7 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)
Jones was targeted frequently this week, though he didn't have tremendous success. Jones doesn't have the speed or quickness to lose defenders trailing him, so Aaron Rodgers needs a pretty clear path to get him the ball. After a hot start, Jones has continued to stay cool with occasional moments where he can make a big play, but his limitations have really come to the fore the last month or so. His biggest issue is how he handles contact early in his route or at the line. Jones doesn't seem interested in running through contact, and is too quick to give up when a defender gets his hands on the receiver.
2015 Week 15 vs OAK (9 / 6 / 82 / 1 rec)
It was a tale of two halves for Jones, who saw four targets result in just one catch during the first half, but was five for five in the second half, including a touchdown. On that play, the Raiders had just one safety back (single-high coverage) and the corners were all on the line. As Jones ran down the sideline, the corner let him go, but the safety had to contend with both Jones and Randall Cobb running the same routes in the same area, and hesitated. That delay left Jones wide open and quarterback Aaron Rodgers delivered a perfect pass to Jones, who sauntered into the end zone. Jones was on point the second half, making several catches under tight coverage and one diving grab along the sideline which was originally ruled incomplete but was clearly a catch and overturned upon review.
2015 Week 16 vs ARI (11 / 5 / 46 / 0 rec)
Jones was the most effective receiver on the day, though he caught less than half of his targets. His biggest play was the catch on a two-point conversion on a simple out pattern which included a tiny push-off.
2015 Week 17 vs MIN (13 / 4 / 102 / 0 rec)
James Jones should never take off his hoodie, especially against the Vikings. That said, his overall numbers belie a pretty meh night as he caught only 25 percent of his 13 targets and most of them came in the fourth quarter as the Packers desperately tried to come back and win the game. He was the target when Aaron Rodgers threw his game-sealing pick in the end zone with two minutes left in the game. Jones had some room along the sideline, and cornerback Xavier Rhodes on his inside. For some reason, Rodgers threw it inside, and Jones couldn't make the play to keep the ball out of Rhodes' hands. Jones seemed to be the only receiver who could gain any separation on the Vikings defense, and made a very nice catch along the sideline in the third quarter. On the play, he streaked down the sideline just in front of corner Terrance Newman. Rodgers dropped a dime just in front of Jones, who hauled it in before going out of bounds.
2015 Week 19 vs ARI (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jones was locked down by cornerback Patrick Peterson who threw away the key while he was at it. Jones had almost no chance of getting away from the All-Pro corner, and Aaron Rodgers rarely looked in his way. Jones was the target on a horribly underthrown ball resulting in an interception which was, fortunately for the Packers, eventually wiped out by a defensive penalty.
2014 Week 1 vs NYJ (3 / 3 / 34 / 1 rec)
Jones was the team's third wide receiver and largely ignored until garbage time. His only two catches in the first 57 minutes were caught behind the line of scrimmage. He did draw a pass interference on a deep target in the second half and made a spectacular catch on his touchdown. Jones high-pointed the jump ball from Carr, pulling it in with one hand and tip-toeing in the end zone before falling out of bounds.
2014 Week 2 vs HOU (14 / 9 / 112 / 1 rec)
Once again James Jones scored a garbage time touchdown, but unlike last week he had some good moments before that as well. Jones also had a bad drop and fumbled twice on the same play. One the second miscue, Jones made a nice grab on the right sideline for a 26 yard gain but had the ball jarred lose. He picked up the fumble and raced to the Texans 13 yard line before having it stripped again, and lost possession. Like Week 1, Jones' touchdown came on a jump ball late in the game and he again out-jumped the corner to make a contested catch. Jones was the most reliable of Carr's targets despite the miscue and led the team in targets, catches, and receptions.
2014 Week 3 vs NE (5 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Jones was silent in the first half but got involved late in the game and made some big plays. He picked up a 3rd and 3 with his first reception then made a nice catch in traffic just short of the marker on 3rd and long. He showed great timing with Carr on a back shoulder fade for a gain of 18 yards at the 2 minute warning. For the third week in a row he saw a target on a jump ball late and nearly came down with an amazing catch.
2014 Week 4 vs MIA (6 / 6 / 83 / 0 rec)
Jones started the game with an incredible diving one-handed catch for a 30 yard gain down the right sideline. For most of the next three quarters he worked within a couple yards of the line of scrimmage, and then padded his stats in garbage time. Jones' 29 yard reception in the 4th quarter was a deep hitch that he broke three tackles on to turn into a big play.
2014 Week 6 vs SD (7 / 5 / 56 / 1 rec)
Jones wasn't the star of this game, but he still managed to have a major impact. After being overthrown on his first target and dropping his second, Jones ran a good route on a deep out and caught a bullet from Carr for a 17 yard gain. He finished that drive with a crafty delayed slant, and made a nice catch in tight coverage for a 6 yard touchdown. Jones' 18 yard reception came on 3rd and 6 at the end of the first half. Carr put a back shoulder throw right where it needed to be and Jones timing was perfect as he snagged it for a first down. Jones was mostly quiet in the second half, but did make a nice hands grab over the middle for a 9 yard gain.
2014 Week 7 vs ARI (8 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
Jones was Carr's favorite target once again and had a good day that could have been better. Jones saw more deep targets in this game but Carr couldn't get the ball in the area. He also saw a target in the end zone but Carr overthrew him. Jones showed great footwork to make a grab on the left sideline for a first down on a deep out and beat his man over the middle on a deep post for an 18 yard gain. When the ball was put in a reasonable spot, Jones was generally able to make the play but there were too many instances where Carr didn't do that.
2014 Week 8 vs CLE (11 / 6 / 62 / 0 rec)
Nearly half of Jones yardage came on the team's final drive in garbage time. He also had a pair of uncharacteristic drops on that drive. Jones best play was a diving grab on a deep out against Joe Haden that picked up 13 yards and a first down.
2014 Week 9 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Jones was very quiet in this one, and just missed a touchdown. He caught a short slant inside the five yard line but was denied the score by two defenders at the one.
2014 Week 10 vs DEN (12 / 8 / 20 / 0 rec)
Jones was the featured receiver in the Raiders' offense but nearly everything was caught at or behind the line of scrimmage. He broke a tackle on his first reception and picked up 10 yards. That would be the longest catch of the day. Repeatedly he was thrown to the ground immediately after catching the ball within 2 yards of the line of scrimmage. Jones did make a couple of nice hands catches on short outs, but both went for less than 5 yards. He was targeted deep only once and overthrown.
2014 Week 11 vs SD (5 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)
Jones didn't even see a target until the third quarter in quite a reversal from last week. He made a nice catch in tight coverage for a gain of 7 on that play then saw more action on the final drive. His 28 yard gain came on a deep post, where Jones went up high to snag the pass from Carr. He also saw a red zone target in the 4th quarter, but was well overthrown on a back shoulder fade.
2014 Week 12 vs KC (6 / 5 / 47 / 1 rec)
Jones first catch came on a stop route for gain of 8 to pick up a first down on the first drive. On the second drive he converted another third down by breaking a tackle on a short out for a gain of 11. Jones' 17 yard reception came on a deep post, with a good catch in traffic. That all paled in comparison to the brilliant double move he put on the Chiefs secondary to get open in the end zone for the game winning score. The Chiefs had assigned two defenders to Jones and he lost them both with one of the better routes you'll see.
2014 Week 13 vs STL (8 / 6 / 33 / 0 rec)
Jones was the underneath target for much of the game and frustratingly came up just short of the marker on more than one third down grab. Jones ran underneath soft coverage for receptions on dig routes, crossing routes and short outs. He beat the first man there on multiple occasions but his lack of burst gave plenty of defenders a chance to apprehend him before he could pick up good yardage.
2014 Week 14 vs SF (2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Jones day was frustrating, as most of the targets went to Marcel Reece or Mychal Rivera. He has no luck breaking tackles in the open field on his two short receptions.
2014 Week 15 vs KC (11 / 8 / 57 / 1 rec)
Jones had a relatively quiet first half and the several uncharacteristic drops in the second. Early in the third quarter Jones dropped a soft pass that was slightly underthrown from Carr in the end zone. He didn't see another target until then 4th quarter when he dropped at least three catchable balls. He bounced back with 8:19 remaining and did an excellent job coming back to get a back shoulder throw from Carr for a 22 yard gain. Jones' touchdown came with 37 seconds left from the 1 yard line. He ran a quick flare route and Carr zipped a pass to him. Jones held on for an easy, meaningless score.
2014 Week 16 vs BUF (5 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)
Jones had only one reception but good play design and a breakdown in coverage left him wide open in the back of the end zone for a three yard touchdown.
2014 Week 17 vs DEN (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Jones had a very quiet game and then left after taking a big hit late. His first reception came in the red zone. He beat his man on a short cross, broke a tackle and was pushed out of bounds at the four yard line. His other reception was a quick slant that picked up 9 yards.
2013 Week 1 vs SF (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
While James Jones was on the field for all 62 offensive snaps, he was targeted just twice as the 49ers did a very good job of covering him and Aaron Rodgers had far more success going elsewhere. Jones was targeted just two times. The first he dropped. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha had good position on him, but Jones still got up in the air and the ball was catchable. Jones was late closing his hands around it and the pass bounced off his chest and hit the turf. The second pass was overthrown and likely a ball Rodgers was just looking to get rid of.
2013 Week 2 vs WAS (12 / 11 / 178 / 0 rec)
After being shut down by the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1, resulting in essentially being ignored by Aaron Rodgers, Jones had a huge game. He caught 11 of 12 passes and alternately blew past and outmuscled the coverage placed on him. The Washington secondary just couldn't figure out a way to duplicate the success the 49ers had previously. Jones was a big beneficiary of the effect that the Packers' decision to throw short often in the first quarter had, as he was often left in single coverage and rarely saw any safety attention over the top. In fact, Jones saw a lot of action early on those short passes as well, his first two catches coming on screens and his third on a short out route. Once the second quarter started though, Jones and quarterback Aaron Rodgers began to stretch the field a bit. The first two receptions Jones had in the second quarter were a 27 yard pass down the middle and a 57 yard catch and run down the left sideline. On the 27 yard pass, Rodgers had a tremendous amount of time and was able to wait until Jones got open behind the linebackers but in front of the deep safety--a no-man's land of coverage. Rodgers delivered a perfect pass and hit Jones in stride so the receiver was able to get another five yards after the catch. The bigger reception was a play during which Jones and Rodgers were able to take advantage of a massive breakdown in the secondary. On the play, two of Washington's linebackers stayed in the middle of the field in coverage and one stepped up to cover the slot receiver. That pulled up one of the safeties to reinforce the linebackers and resulted in just one safety helping support two corners on opposite sides of the field. Rookie corner David Amerson lines up on Nelson and when the ball was snapped, clearly thought the safety was switching to his side. Whether he didn't see the safety and linebacker shift or the remaining safety was supposed to support him and blew the call is unclear. However, the result was a wide open Jones and a big gain. Jones did fumble the ball, though it was harmless and an example of some great effort. With just seconds left in the first half, Jones took a short pass along the right sideline and tried to fight his way for a touchdown. As he dove for the pylon, the ball came out of his hands and hit the pylon, resulting in a turnover and a touchback. Jones was only targeted twice after that, though that was in part because the offense throttled back a bit.
2013 Week 3 vs CIN (8 / 4 / 34 / 1 rec)
James Jones had a lot of success early on some shorter routes, but almost every time he stretched the field he was so tightly covered that he was lucky to even touch the ball. In one case, he couldn't and the result was an Aaron Rodgers touchdown. It's not clear on the play if Jones didn't like the inside route and changed it or if he was supposed to cut outside and Rodgers read something wrong. Whatever the reason, Jones started to head back towards the sideline but cornerback Terance Newman stayed home and Rodgers threw the ball right at him. There was some sort of breakdown in communication there, though Rodgers had been a bit erratic all game long, so it could have just been an unusually terrible pass. Overall, Jones was hampered just like the rest of the passing offense by a combination of good coverage and some below average quarterback play.
2013 Week 5 vs DET (6 / 4 / 127 / 1 rec)
Aaron Rodgers looked for James Jones an awful lot on Sunday, quite often on vertical routes like a near-touchdown late in the second quarter. Jones ran a "Go" route on Lions cornerback Chris Houston (who he abused multiple times during the game) and had a few steps on him. Rodgers delivered a near perfect ball which just glanced off Jones' fingertips. The two would connect on the exact same play during the next quarter for an 83-yard touchdown. This time, Jones completely left Houston in the wind as he had almost five yards on the corner when Rodgers' ball arrived. After that there was no way anyone was catching Jones. He nearly had another touchdown a quarter later when Rodgers threw a perfect pass just past coverage (Houston again) but Jones was unable to get both feet in before going out of bounds. Aside from that, Jones played a very good game with the only blemish being that he was unable to execute a good Lambeau Leap twice.
2013 Week 6 vs BAL (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Jones limped of the field early in the game Sunday, clearly favoring his leg after looking like he hyperextended it while blocking on a run play. He later walked to the locker room under his own power and returned with his helmet off, done for the day. Right now it sounds like the injury isn't too bad, and he was seen icing his shin after the game. If he's back this weekend, he'll step into a major role with Randall Cobb out.
2013 Week 9 vs CHI (3 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
In his first game back from a knee injury, James Jones only played 28 snaps, while Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin played 55 and 49 respectively. Jones was eased in, but you can expect a bigger role going forward as he saw three targets to Boykin's single pass. This week he was primarily in three-wide sets, with Boykin and Nelson in for two-receiver formations. In general, Jones looks healthy and ready to take over his role in the offense so that will switch now that he's 100%. Like the rest of the offense, Jones had a rough day of it with backup quarterback Seneca Wallace struggling but hopefully that will change going forward.
2013 Week 10 vs PHI (7 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)
Still getting back into the rhythm of the offense after missing a few games due to injury, Jones had a few rough moments but was very reliable overall. The rust showed most on a near-touchdown at the end of the first half. On the play, Jones was very well covered by the defender, but quarterback Scott Tolzien threw it to him anyway. It was a laser throw, one the defender didn't even seem to know was coming. Jones did a great job of going up to get it, but didn't seem to know how close to out of bounds he was, placing his right foot just out of bounds before trying to shuffle his feet together in bounds. Other than that, Jones looked pretty good on a lot of short and intermediate passes. The only other down-note was not Jones' fault--an interception in the third quarter. On the play, Tolzien held the ball a long time and then forced a pass to Jones, who was well covered. It was a bad pass, high and behind Jones and almost directly at the trailing coverage. The ball deflected off the defender's hands and linebacker Demeco Ryans made an outstanding grab to pick the ball off.
2013 Week 11 vs NYG (6 / 2 / 55 / 0 rec)
The thought process going into this week was that James Jones would see a little more work now that he was healthy, but instead he looks as though he's become the third wheel. That might be because Jones really isn't 100%, or that the two just haven't found a rhythm yet. Early on, that nearly cost the Packers an interception when Tolzien overthrew Jones on a slant route and the ball deflected off Jones' hands and was almost picked off. The two did hook up for a big gain early on in the second, when Jones ran a "fly" route and got inside position on Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara. Tolzien executed a nice playaction fake, looked off the defense with a glance to his right, then delivered the ball perfectly, inside and away from Amukamara. The throw was a little bit off and Jones stumbled once he had it, but it was a very nice sequence otherwise. Unfortunately, Jones was also the target on one of Tolzien's interceptions. Jones was running an "in" route and looked wide open, with cornerback Trumaine McBride tailing him. Tolzien didn't see linebacker Jon Beason underneath and delivered what otherwise would have been a decent pass. However Beason leaped up and extended his arms to intercept the ball. Jones dropped the next ball thrown his way (his first drop of the season), then is overthrown on his next target. Overall it seems as though the two have some more work to do before they become a potent combination.
2013 Week 12 vs MIN (12 / 7 / 80 / 0 rec)
In the constantly shifting rotation of Green Bay Packers wide receivers, Sunday was apparently James Jones' turn to shine. It was clear early on Jones wasn't wasting any chances he got. On his first catch (an 8-yarder for a first down) Jones caught the ball short of the first down by about three yards. With two defenders hanging on him, Jones fought his way to the first down. He also showed some intense concentration, as the ball was tipped at the line of scrimmage but Jones had no problems hauling it in. Jones nearly had an early touchdown on a crisp pass by quarterback Scott Tolzien, but cornerback Xavier Rhodes made a great play to break the pass up. Rhodes was a thorn in Jones' side from much of the game but the Packers were quick to attack whenever Rhodes took a breather or shifted to cover someone else. It paid off at the end of the fourth quarter when, trailing by three, the Packers needed to go on fourth down. The Vikings jumped offsides and Flynn knew he had a free play. He saw that Rhodes was not on Jones and threw a duck towards Jones. The ball was short but defensive back Marcus Sherels couldn't turn in time and Jones made the easy catch for a big first down.
2013 Week 13 vs DET (5 / 3 / 79 / 0 rec)
Besides the tackles, guards and quarterback Matt Flynn, James Jones and Jordy Nelson were the only players on the field for all 43 offensive snaps. Even for the few targets Jones got, life was made harder as Flynn kept doing things like throwing deep when Jones was blanketed in double coverage late in the second quarter, or overthrowing Jones on a simple sideline pass. Even when Jones caught a ball thrown his way, he had to overcome Flynn's passes. On his 56-yard reception in the fourth quarter, the pass was short and forced Jones to leap inside, over the defender, to make a play. Jones made a great play to pull the ball in and not just deflect it so the pass wouldn't be intercepted. None of Jones catches were uncontested and none of them were easy, but he did an outstanding job of making an effort on all of them.
2013 Week 14 vs ATL (5 / 4 / 19 / 0 rec)
Quarterback Matt Flynn and receiver James Jones are starting to develop a little bit of chemistry and timing. This week, Flynn hit Jones with some nice passes on some shorter routes. They weren't all gems--for example; the defense was not remotely fooled by the screen pass in the second quarter which went of negative yards--but Jones was able to dig a low throw for a catch late in the fourth. Overall, Jones is starting to look a lot like his old self--though he and the offense have a lower ceiling by Flynn's limitations.
2013 Week 15 vs DAL (7 / 3 / 49 / 1 rec)
It was a long, hard day for James Jones, who pretty much peaked with the first catch of the day. On that play he ran a slant, catching the ball eight yards into the route and then turned upfield. He then made multiple would-be tacklers miss as he ran the ball for an extra 31 yards. After that though, he had a really hard time making a catch. Some of that was the Dallas coverage which was very good on Jones. Some of it was because of poor throws by Matt Flynn. Flynn has a tendency to underthrow his receivers--one time involving Jones the ball was thrown so short that cornerback Brandon Carr looked like the target (and should have picked it off). Flynn did deliver a very nice throw on the 3-yard touchdown Jones caught late in the fourth quarter. Jones ran a snort comeback out and Flynn delivered a perfect pass outside to Jones where only his receiver could make a play. Despite that catch, it was really difficult for Jones to have much of an impact on the game.
2013 Week 16 vs PIT (12 / 9 / 84 / 0 rec)
The most amazing play of James Jones' day was when he stole an interception from the Steelers' Ike Taylor in the first quarter. On the play, Jones was perfectly covered by Taylor, who stepped in front of the pass. At which point Jones just flat-out stole the ball from Taylor, saving Flynn from another interception. Aside from that though, Jones and Flynn were mostly on the same page. Their timing and ability to connect was in stark contrast with the other receivers and Flynn.--as evidenced by their 75% completion rate as opposed to the 44.4% to all other receivers. Jones also seemed to find a little more space in his coverage--he seemed to get more cushion from the defenders than Jordy Nelson or Jarrett Boykin did and Flynn was able to take advantage of it.
2013 Week 17 vs CHI (7 / 6 / 41 / 0 rec)
Jones caught every pass thrown his way save one. Every pass was on a short route (many on screens) and left Jones to run the ball for a few extra yards, which he was able to do. Once Jones got the ball in his hands, he ran hard, juking defenders and delivering hard hits at the end of the play. Jones was a key possession receiver during the game, and was able to take advantage of some of the attention being paid to Jordy Nelson.
2013 Week 18 vs SF (5 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Jones' biggest play was the one he didn't make. On a deep route down the middle, Aaron Rodgers threw the ball a little short and late, but Jones was able to leap up to make the catch. Unfortunately, the ball went through Jones' hands and hit him in the face before falling to the turf. Jones dropped another big catch early in the fourth quarter, though that was a much more difficult catch to make. Still, the ball was in his hands and he couldn't hang on. Jones just appeared to misjudge where the ball would end up.
2012 Week 1 vs SF (6 / 4 / 81 / 1 rec)
Early the goal was clear in regards to Jones. Stretch the field and look for the speedy WR to get behind the 49er defense for much needed big plays. However, after two incompletions (and a completion called back by offensive pass interference) and two sacks, the deep play to Jones was all but scrapped. Jones did have a team leading 49-yard catch, but that was more a result of Rodgers scrambling and creating time, allowing Jones to break off the route. Jones also was the lone WR to catch a TD, but it was the more the result of Cobb drawing the safety coverage. Jones is almost exclusively a deep threat and barring the two aforementioned plays working in his favor, he may have been non-existent.
2012 Week 2 vs CHI (5 / 2 / -1 / 0 rec)
Aaron Rodgers tried to get James Jones more involved in the passing game for the Packers, but it didn't work out well for him in this game. His first catch was a quick screen early in the second quarter, but Tim Jennings sniffed it out perfectly and made a great open-field tackle to drop Jones for a five yard loss. He had one pass thrown his way that was nearly picked off and another skipped off of his hands in the end zone that should have been caught. He did have another quick pass thrown his way in the 4th quarter, but he was tackled after a short 3 yard gain and finished the day with two receptions for negative yards.
2012 Week 3 vs SEA (6 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)
James Jones had a moderately productive game against the Seahawks. Seattle pressured QB Rodgers and guys like Jones had to run a lot shorter, underneath routes for small gains instead of the big plays down the field that they would be more accustomed to. Jones worked the middle of the field with short outside patterns for decent gains and moved the chains well for Rodgers. He was not able to make any explosive plays as Rodgers was forced to take the checkdown passes a lot in this game and took many sacks due to the tight coverage. Jones showed a high level of toughness and concentration hauling in a difficult catch between two defenders over the middle on a short play. A lot of his production as a WR in seasons prior to this have come on big plays however, and the Packers had very few opportunities on Monday to make the big play down the field.
2012 Week 4 vs NO (6 / 5 / 56 / 2 rec)
James Jones had a great day for his standards, posting a 5/56/2 line. As aforementioned, his first touchdown was because he was smart enough to break off a predetermined inside route and go back to the outside to help his scrambling QB. I was also impressed with his play against press coverage, and not just on his second touchdown catch. He only had 6 targets, but they were crucial ones, including a 3rd and 3 inside the 2 minute warning in the 4th quarter to ice the game. He didn't drop a single ball by my count, which has been a bugaboo of his since entering the league. If he continues to play like he did today, he's definitely a player to store on a bench. Just be wary that some of his touches will likely scale back once Greg Jennings is back to 100%.
2012 Week 5 vs IND (7 / 4 / 46 / 2 rec)
With Greg Jennings out, Jones saw the bulk of the targets in the offense, a sign that whatever issues he and Rodgers had a few weeks back that stemmed from a poor route Jones ran are gone. Rodgers looked for Jones often--at times to the detriment of the offense. Rodgers tried to force a lot of balls to Jones which were better left un-thrown. Several times Rodgers tried to thread the needle to Jones through double coverage or a tight window and was lucky the only result was that it was knocked down. Jones was also the target of a pass picked off by cornerback Jerraud Powers. Jones couldn't quite knock the ball away from Powers, who almost had a better angle on it than Jones did. He did do a great job on both his touchdown passes, one on a short route to the sideline where he had to stretch for the end zone as he was hit immediately upon catching the ball. The second was on a beautiful throw by Aaron Rodgers in the red zone. Jones ran a slant towards the back of the end zone and the coverage was immediately way behind him. Rodgers threw the ball high and hard--over the defenders--and Jones made a nice jumping grab for the score. Still, as good as Jones is playing--and he is playing well--Rodgers has to be pickier about when he targets Jones. The story here isn't that Jones has finally earned Rodgers' trust. It's that he may have earned too much of it. If Rodgers looks at some of the other players around Jones on a few of the passes, perhaps the Packers run away and hide in the second half and the Colts never come back.
2012 Week 6 vs HOU (7 / 3 / 33 / 2 rec)
James Jones continued his touchdown rampage and caught his sixth touchdown early in the game. Jones, like Cobb, is seeing much more field time with Jennings out. Jones got his share of targets in a pass-first Packers offense. James Jones' 2nd touchdown catch was simply outstanding. Jones beat the corner, and managed a one-handed snag behind the back of the defender. This was Jones' 3rd straight game with 2 touchdowns, and is becoming a reliable fantasy machine.
2012 Week 7 vs STL (10 / 6 / 53 / 0 rec)
Jones led all Packers with a whopping ten targets. The Packers mostly used Jones on shorter routes and dink-and-dunk passes and let Jordy Nelson stretch the field. Benefitting from Greg Jennings' inability to get healthy, Jones saw an increased snap count against the Rams, translating this opportunity into six receptions for fifty-three receiving yards. As long as Jennings is off the field, it stands to reason that Jones will receive opportunities to make plays in the Green Bay passing game.
2012 Week 8 vs JAX (9 / 7 / 78 / 0 rec)
Until late in the game, Jones was targeted on short hitch and slant routes. In the fourth quarter, Jones finally broke free for a big gain on a post route. The Packers were up just 14-12 at the time and Jones' wide open reception moved them down into the red zone. Later in the fourth quarter, Jones essentially iced the game drawing a defensive pass interference penalty on a deep route with three minutes to play. Jones did not benefit from Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings' absence with more coverage in his direction.
2012 Week 9 vs ARI (7 / 4 / 61 / 1 rec)
Jones continued his career year on Sunday, pacing the league in touchdown receptions with A.J. Green with 8. Although he's not posting big yardage totals, he continues to make plays in the red zone, and his touchdown this week was no different. In sticky coverage from rookie Jamell Fleming, Rodgers threw up a jumpball near the goal line, and Jones went up and reeled it in, making a sensational play to maintain possession through the entire catch. Once Jordy Nelson left the game, when Jones was lined up on the right side of the Packer formation, he was often matchup with Patrick Peterson, so he was blanketed to an extent, but it seems like he is over his dropping problem that has plagued him in recent years. Aaron Rodgers has shown no hesitation in throwing the ball this season. Although his targets stand to drop with Nelson and Jennings back in the fold, his has acquitted himself a worthy replacement thus far.
2012 Week 11 vs DET (4 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
Jones did not see much action in this game, and Randall Cobb has clearly passed him on the depth chart. Jones' first catch was a short 13 yard curl in the first quarter on 3rd and 17. He was tackled immediately and the Packers were forced to punt. Near the end of the 1st quarter, Rodgers threw Jones a quick pass on a slant, but Jones dropped it, setting up second down. Rodgers didn't look his way again until the end of the third quarter - where he hit Jones on a crossing route for a nice 20 yard gain. Rodgers targeted Jones in the 4th on a backsholder throw down the sideline, but the defender stepped in and broke it up. It could have been called pass interference, but the referee didn't see it.
2012 Week 12 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Like you, the Packers are frustrated and wondering why James Jones couldn't even get a target vs. the Giants. They cited the Giants defensive scheme, but Jones not getting open consistently also probably had something to do with it. Greg Jennings should be back next week, so Jones rosterability is questionable in deeper leagues right now.
2012 Week 13 vs MIN (2 / 2 / 40 / 1 rec)
Jones looked like he was in for a big day but ended up with just two catches for the day. He had a beautiful touchdown reception on the very first drive of the game. On the play Jones made a beautiful catch where he jumped over the top of the defender to catch the ball. He had a second touchdown taken away due to a TJ Lang holding penalty, but he made a really nice catch as well and then a great second effort to dive for the cone and the end zone. Jones also beat double coverage (Harrison Smith was the safety ostensibly over the top to help the corner, though he never made it over in time) with a very sharp route. Jones then saw one more target (which he caught) at the end of the second quarter and was silent the rest of the game. Most of this was due to a concentrated effort on the part of the Vikings to remove him from action. While it worked, the rest of the rest of the Packers receivers more than made up for it.
2012 Week 14 vs DET (5 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Jones had his first drop of the season in the first half on quick pass in the flat. He came back with a deep out for a first down at the start of the third quarter. On a third and nine, after Rodgers stepped up in the pocket, Jones was wide open on a deep in route for a first down.
2012 Week 15 vs CHI (7 / 5 / 60 / 3 rec)
Jones had a huge game, scoring three times on five catches. While his first touchdown was a great route capped by a nice catch, the other two were far more impressive. On the second touchdown he just completely owned the Bears' DJ Moore. Moore allowed Jones to get inside on the route and Jones uses his body to block Moore out of the play. When Rodgers delivers a perfectly thrown ball to Jones, he just falls backwards into the end zone and Moore isn't in a good position to make the tackle. On the third touchdown, cornerback Charles Tillman had very good position on Jones, but Rodgers made a very nice throw, low and at the hip opposite of Tillman and the Jones made a very nice catch for a touchdown. For a guy who had taken heat in the past for bad drops, Jones has become a very sure handed option for Aaron Rodgers.
2012 Week 16 vs TEN (10 / 7 / 100 / 1 rec)
Coming off a three touchdown game against the Chicago Bears, Jones continued his hot streak as Green Bay's de jure number one option in the passing game. Catching seven passes for an even one hundred yards, Jones led all Packers receivers with an impressive ten targets from Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers and Jones hooked up for completions of twenty-one and twenty-seven yards, respectively, the latter a shorter pass that Jones turned into a tackle-shedding reception with several yards after the catch. Jones's NFL-leading thirteenth touchdown came on a wide receiver screen that he caught at the Tennessee twelve yard-line and stretched across the goal line to give the Packers a forty-one point lead over the Titans. Long an afterthought in the Packers' passing game, a player only acknowledged when other receivers went down due to injury, Jones is currently Green Bay's dominant offensive weapon. He got easy separation from Tennessee defenders on many routes and sought out extra yards after every catch. Not just physically gifted, Jones's rapport with Rodgers against Tennessee seemed almost telepathic, and they are getting hot - or really, remaining hot - at the right time.
2012 Week 17 vs MIN (7 / 6 / 62 / 1 rec)
Jones slipped on his first target and the pass was nearly intercepted. Jones caught a quick out on third and 7, but was hit immediately and was eventually driven back so he lost six yards. Jones caught a nine yard slant pass on third and seven for a first down against single coverage. Jones' biggest play of the day went for 30 yards when Aaron Rodgers hit him late in the play waiting in the flat. Jones used his the blocking from his receivers to sprint down the left sideline. At the goalline, Jones caught a quick pass in the flat against off coverage. He shifted past a defender before sprinting to the goalline for a touchdown as he reached forward with the football into the endzone. Jones caught a curl route for a first down and seven yards against single coverage. Jones caught another curl route for 12 yards against single coverage to start the next drive.
2012 Week 18 vs MIN (4 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)
Jones' first reception came after Rodgers held onto the ball in the flat and hit him deep down the right sideline for 20 yards. Jones' second reception came two plays later as he ran a quick out for a four yard gain. On third and two, Jones ran a slant route from the slot for a first down against single coverage. Three plays later, on their next third down, Jones caught a deep pass over the middle for 20+ yards.
2012 Week 19 vs SF (6 / 4 / 87 / 1 rec)
Jones' first target was deep down the right sideline against two defenders. He extended fully over Chris Culliver to snatch the ball out of the air for a 44 yard gain. As he has done all season long, Jones' next caught his next pass in the endzone. Jones beat the defensive back covering him with relative ease to come free over the middle before making the catch, after initially bobbling the ball, for a touchdown. The all-22 angle after the play showed that the 49ers blew the coverage with two defenders in zone trying to cover the space he ran through. Jones ran a quick five yard in route before catching the ball and carrying it forward for an extra 10 yards. The game had long been decided as a contest at that point however. Jones then dropped a quick pass over the middle. Rodgers went straight back to him for a seven yard gain.
2011 Week 2 vs CAR (2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
James Jones was only a bit part player in this offense in this game. His best catch of the day came in a four-wide set as the rest of the receivers to one side of the field cleared for him so that he could run underneath. Jones almost gained 21 on 2nd and 20 but just came up short. Later, Jones was the target of a dig route which was broken up. Like the rest of the Packers receivers, Jones was covered well by the Panthers defensive backs.
2011 Week 3 vs CHI (6 / 4 / 24 / 0 rec)
James Jones has taken over the Donald Driver role from last season - possession receiver. While Aaron Rodgers is able to spread the ball around a lot, Jones is only looked at in short passing situations where they need someone to go over the middle, or swing the ball out to him in the flat and hope he can make a play. His biggest play of the day was a simple 13 yard catch and run across the middle at the end of the third quarter.
2011 Week 4 vs DEN (3 / 3 / 48 / 1 rec)
He saw action in 4 WR sets especially in the 2nd half of the game. he ran a drag route across the middle on his 1st catch from the left inside slot. Later he made a diving catch where he leaned in under and behind the defensive back for a pretty sharp looking 18 yard gain. His touchdown came from the far left side out of a 3 WR set and it was thrown into a very small window by Arron Rodgers that left most speechless as it was good coverage and most QBs would not have thrown that ball. Overall a decent day for James Jones but he is not any threat to pass Nelson on the depth charts right now.
2011 Week 5 vs ATL (7 / 5 / 140 / 1 rec)
The forgotten man in the rotation, Jones had a huge game against the Falcons. It looks as if the Packers made a definite plan to get him the ball. Early on, Rodgers threw it deep to Jones on a playaction pass, just missing him. Then after the injury to Clifton, he found Jones for 30 after a scramble. Jones scored his long TD by simply outrunning the safety, who was no match for Jones' speed. It wasn't anything more than a streak straight down the middle of the field. Jones has the physical tools, and if he can continue to cut out the bad hands that plagued him in 2010, he could continue to get playing time and be a surprising factor for Green Bay.
2011 Week 6 vs STL (1 / 1 / 35 / 1 rec)
Jones didn't get near the number of looks this week as he did last week, but he made his one reception count. Jones ran an over route, got single coverage and ran right by the defender for an easy 30 yard touchdown. Jones is perhaps the most athletic 4th option in the league, and when he gets single coverage, he usually has no problem beating his man. So unfair.
2011 Week 7 vs MIN (4 / 4 / 63 / 0 rec)
Like his partner Jordy Nelson, James Jones finished the game with four catches. He too was involved early, catching his first pass - a 16 yard slant route on the opening drive. They key with Jones was for Rodgers to get him the ball as quickly as possible, and Rodgers hit Jones with a quick catch and run early in the second quarter for 15 yards and a quick sideline throw that drew a pass interference several play s later. His best reception came early in the third quarter when Rodgers shifted the pocket around to avoid pressure, moved and threw deep over the middle of the field. Jones caught the ball, then spun away from the defender who fell down and Jones broke down field for another eight yard gain, 27 total yards on the play. His final catch was a quick slant, but he fell down before he could get more than five yards.
2011 Week 9 vs SD (1 / 1 / 21 / 1 rec)
Jones had just one reception in the game and was pretty much the only time his name was even mentioned, but he sure did make that one catch count. He used a double move to get by the defender along the left sideline, then streaked to the end zone for a wide open 21-yard touchdown to put the Packers up by 14.
2011 Week 10 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Was not targeted a lot and you have to wonder about him long term ever being able to get above WR4 status on the Packers with Cobb developing and Nelson already surpassing him.
2011 Week 11 vs TB (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Was not targeted a lot and did not see the field a whole lot either.
2011 Week 12 vs DET (4 / 3 / 94 / 1 rec)
Although James Jones finished the game with just three receptions, his second one was arguably the one that broke Detroit's spirit. After taking a 14-0 lead, Matt Stafford threw his second interception while Detroit was driving down the field. On the first play for Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers executed a perfect play action pass that the safety bit on complete. Jones was able to get behind the defense and Rodgers laid out a perfect pass for him to catch in stride down the middle of the field for a 65 yard TD reception. On the final series of the game for Green Bay, Rodgers threw a perfect back-shoulder pass toward Jones who had the defender turned around and Jones was able to come up with the reception for a big 24 yard gain. It was two of the biggest plays of the day for Green Bay and gave Jones almost 100 yards and a TD.
2011 Week 14 vs OAK (3 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Jones did a good job working right to the marker on 3rd and 5 for his first catch. He caught an 8 yard hitch later in the 1st quarter and broke a tackle to turn it into a 22 yard gain
2011 Week 15 vs KC (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Both of Jones' catches came on slants, and one was a really nice grab in tight coverage right at the marker. Rodgers looked for him for a third time on the slant in the 2nd quarter and inexplicably Jones wasn't looking for the ball. He did get one target in the end zone, but Rodgers overshot him by 6-7 yards.
2011 Week 16 vs CHI (6 / 4 / 50 / 2 rec)
After missing the first two passes thrown his way, Jones caught the next four passes thrown his way, including a big 32 yard reception on a deep crossing route over the middle of the field. Rodgers followed it up a few plays later with a short two yard TD reception. The play was perfectly executed where Rodgers motioned Jones to get deep before he reached the line of scrimmage. Finley came in motion leaving Jones one on one. At the snap, Jones came on a quick slant and Rodgers hit him perfectly for the TD reception. In the third quarter, Jones caught a second TD pass where Rodgers threw a short seven yard TD pass on a back-shoulder route where Jones beat the defender cold. He would have had a third TD on the next series, but he was held as he cut across into the end zone and after the penalty, Aaron Rodgers went to Jordy Nelson on a very similar play for HIS second TD. Jones still had a solid day for the Packers and anyone who started him for their fantasy team, finishing with 50 receiving yards and 2 TDS.
2011 Week 17 vs DET (8 / 6 / 89 / 0 rec)
With Greg Jennings and Randall Cobb on the sidelines, James Jones saw extended playing time and made the most of it. Although he didn't reach the end zone, Jones came up big time, especially on the final drive of the game when the Packers needed a big play to put them in position to win the game. Jones broke down the right side of the field and beat his defender to the spot. Matt Flynn threw a perfect rainbow pass and Jones came up with the clutch reception, turning in a big 40 yard play and going out of bounds to stop the clock. Jermichael Finley scored two plays later. He also kicked off that final drive with a 16 yard crossing route where Flynn with a great timing play, just as he was coming out of the break. Jones made clutch catches all day, and of his six receptions of the day, five of them were for first downs.
2010 Week 1 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
James Jones was the third wide receiver in Week 1 for the Packers, catching two balls for a modest 10 yards against the Eagles. Jones had just three targets on the day.
2010 Week 2 vs BUF (7 / 3 / 32 / 1 rec)
Jones was actually featured by Aaron Rodgers early in the game, with multiple in the red zone, but none were into scores in the first half. He did make a catch inside the five to set up Brandon Jackson's TD, and followed that up with a TD catch in the second half on a nice adjustment to a ball Aaron Rodgers threw to his outside hip away from the coverage. He is one of the most valuable #3 WRs in the league and he becomes a startable fantasy WR the moment that either Donald Driver or Greg Jennings gets hurt.
2010 Week 3 vs CHI (5 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)
Jones looks great at times but he made a very costly play late in the game when Brian Urlacher stripped him of the football. It could have happened to anyone but Urlacher and Briggs ganged up on him along the sidelines and before Jones could make it to the sidelines he fumbled the football. Outside of that Jones looked great last night. He caught most of the balls thrown his way and showed skills in taking short passes and finding yards after the catch. In fact Jones didn't miss a pass thrown his way all night. Jones looks like he should be starting and probably could on several teams around the league. He just happens to play behind Driver so it's only a matter of time before he is going to see more and more action. He also seems ahead of Jordy Nelson by a good deal right now.
2010 Week 4 vs DET (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Jones was on the field only when the Packers were in long passing down situations. With Jennings on the sidelines, Jones was able to sprint down the left sideline and make a nice comeback reception for 15 yards. It was his only reception of the game.
2010 Week 5 vs WAS (8 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
From the box score alone, James Jones was the leading receiver for the Packers. However, his production was limited to the first quarter and his last reception came on Green Bay's 1st play of the second quarter. Jones was targeted four more times in the second quarter, but was unable to come up with any receptions. He did not even have a target in the second half. His biggest play was a great throw by Aaron Rodgers, where Rodgers was scrambling to avoid pressure and he threw a beautiful ball down the left side of the field to Jones. Rodgers dropped the ball in over the cornerback, but before the safety could get over in time and Jones made a great catch before taking the hit and going out of bounds. His final catch was a nice sideline pass where Jones worked his way up the field for an 11 yard gain and a 1st down.
2010 Week 7 vs MIN (8 / 4 / 107 / 0 rec)
Jones led the Packers receiving core this game with some monster plays while stepping into Donald Driver's role in the Packer offense. Jones strength and deceptive speed were on display as he torched the Vikings secondary to the tune of 107 yards. Jones has some real ability and makes this group of receivers one of the best overall receiving corps in the league.
2010 Week 8 vs NYJ (5 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Although he was targeted five times on the day, wide receiver James Jones was held without a catch on Sunday.
2010 Week 9 vs DAL (9 / 8 / 123 / 1 rec)
Jones was QB Aaron Rodgers go to guy on Sunday night allowing Jones to set career high across the board in the process. With Donald Driver out of the lineup Jones worked out of the flanker position and was all over the place making plays from the first series on. Despite the great production and TD catch, he also dropped a sure TD on slant coverage in the 4th quarter and fumbled his first catch of the night as well. As long as Driver is out Jones should be in your lineup.
2010 Week 11 vs MIN (5 / 3 / 51 / 1 rec)
Jones caught a beauty along the sideline for a big gain. The pass was perfectly thrown and he had a couple of steps on his man and so was able to gain yards after the catch as well. At the end of the half, he again beat his man by a step and caught an impressive one-hander in the back of the end zone.
2010 Week 12 vs ATL (8 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
James Jones played a part for the Packers on Sunday, as he lined up in three wide sets as the third wideout most of the time. Jones got targeted deep at one point in the game, but the pass was out of his reach. He stayed alive on 4th and 1 with the game on the line to make the play for Rodgers on the shovel pass and did well on the catches he had.
2010 Week 13 vs SF (4 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Was not asked to do much in this game plus Jennings and Driver were torching the San Fran secondary so opting for the 3rd and 4th options for Rodgers was not necessary. TE
2010 Week 15 vs NE (8 / 5 / 95 / 1 rec)
James Jones was the Packers #1 WR in week 15 leading the team in targets, catches and yards. He also reeled in a 66 yard out route TD on a fine effort with his finger tips. The play came on slightly blown coverage but he still managed to make a nice snag to make it happen. Jones other receptions were mostly short in length as he was often Matt Flynn's safety valve when the pressure arrived. He continues to have his moments and is still a promising looking cog in this offense.
2010 Week 16 vs NYG (7 / 4 / 36 / 1 rec)
Jones had a decent day which easily could have turned into a massive performance. Jones dropped a well thrown fade pass down the field which would have turned into an easy touchdown. Instead, he was unable to locate the ball in time and it fell harmlessly onto the ground. Jones had a nice touchdown, showing Chemistry with Rodgers who was able to find Jones in the endzone after a roll out. Jones has the size the speed and quickness to be a deep threat aswell as a redzone target. Jones would also have to contend with the myriad of weapons already in place in Greenbay and week to week production would be impossible in this offense.
2010 Week 18 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 9 / 1 rec)
Jones followed up a 9 yard td in the 2nd quarter with a big drop at the end of the half. Jones broke free and had a chance to catch the one deep ball that Rodgers threw. Jones' hands have consistently been a source of trouble for Jones, and this problem is keeping him from being a trusted member of the Packers receiving corps.
2010 Week 19 vs ATL (4 / 4 / 75 / 1 rec)
After dropping the ball last week on a deep pass from Rodgers, Jones seemed to be locked in on this one. His moment came in the 2nd quarter when he had to go high in the air and practically take the ball away from the CB that was guarding him. He also had a huge 34 yard reception earlier in the second quarter, where he spun away from a defender and soared up the right sideline for a first down, that led to another TD. Jones' hands are still an issue, but his talent definitely isn't, especially with the ball in his hands.
2010 Week 20 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Jones drew a long pass interference penalty right before Rodgers terrible interception to Urlacher, and he had a first-down gain on his one reception, but he did not play a large role in this game.
2010 Week 21 vs PIT (0 / 5 / 50 / 0 rec)
Jones dropped what might have been a lethal touchdown in the early third quarter, but he did make key catches on the drive following the Rashard Mendenhall fumble that ended with a TD putting the Packers up 11 and on the final field goal drive for the Packers.
2009 Week 2 vs CIN (4 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Jones again got the bulk of the snaps as the Packers' third WR and the majority of the targets. Though he was one of many Green Bay receivers guilty of dropping a catchable ball, Jones was targeted four times and showed better hands on his two completed receptions.
2009 Week 3 vs STL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
James Jones was nowhere to be seen in the first half, and received only two looks in the second before leaving with a minor injury. Jordy Nelson appeared to be the third wideout of choice for the Packers, relegating Jones to very few snaps.
2009 Week 6 vs DET (3 / 2 / 55 / 1 rec)
Jones was back to being the #3 WR in the Packers offense during week 6. Jones was able to exploit blown coverage by a weak Lions secondary in the games first drive, turning it into a 47 yd td catch. Jones other reception was a short catch in the flats that he turned upfield for a first down. He made the most of what came his way in week 6.
2009 Week 7 vs CLE (1 / 1 / 5 / 1 rec)
The Packers had little need for multiple wide receiver sets and weren't in enough critical down-and-distance situations for Jones to be a regular factor in the offense. His lone target and reception came on a stop route just over the goal line in which he had the Cleveland corner back on his heels and easily gained separation.
2009 Week 8 vs MIN (5 / 1 / 42 / 0 rec)
Jones had a long catch and run on an improvisational play from Rodgers, and he had another catch called back by penalty, but Rodgers never really had time to calmly go through his progressions and find Jones on secondary routes.
2009 Week 9 vs TB (6 / 4 / 103 / 1 rec)
Jones had his biggest game of the year, and most of it came on one play. On the Packers first drive, Jones was in single coverage, and Rodgers found him when he had a step on his man for a 74-yard TD. Jones also had a handful of short catches, and he showed that he is a hard-nosed runner after the reception.
2009 Week 10 vs DAL (6 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Jones string of 4 straight productive fantasy efforts came to an end in week 10 as he was held to just 3 catches for 17 yards. QB Aaron Rodgers targeted Jones more than other GB WR in the 1st half. He narrowly missed a TD catch to start the 4th quarter with Rodgers just slightly overthrowing him on the route. With fellow WR Jordy Nelson back in the lineup, Jones could see a small ding in his production for the remainder of the season.
2009 Week 11 vs SF (5 / 4 / 22 / 0 rec)
Jones only caught a few short passes with Jordy Nelson and Jermichael Finley both back in the lineup for the first time in a month. He didn't create any good gains after the catch, but the good news for his owners is that two of the catches came in the red zone. He is only a desperation play as long as the Packers have their full complement of weapons in the passing game.
2009 Week 12 vs DET (4 / 4 / 35 / 1 rec)
Jones continues to work out of the slot on 3rd downs and is really making nice plays when called upon. In week 12 he made a couple of nice 3rd down catches. Jones made a solid cutback move to find the end-zone from 21 yards out late in the 3rd quarter. Jones has apparently earned the #3 WR spot from Jordy Nelson and deserves to be watched closely as the season progresses.
2009 Week 13 vs BAL (7 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)
Jones was targeted often early, and also showed good timing with Rodgers on a nice back shoulder catch, but he also looked slow in the open field. He could have WR3/flex value if Jennings or Driver get nicked, but otherwise he's waiver wire fodder.
2009 Week 14 vs CHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jones got one deep target, but he was overthrown. With Rodgers only attempting 24 passes, Jones was not a big part of the game plan on Sunday.
2009 Week 15 vs PIT (7 / 2 / 36 / 1 rec)
Jones was missed when we he was open a few times early, and he also had a drop, but as the game went on, he played a bigger role, including a nice move after the catch to get a first down deep in Steelers territory. He went high to catch the go-ahead TD on a play that highlighted his natural ball skills and athleticism. He is a starting quality receiver, but he'll have to wait for Donald Driver to move on before he gets his turn.
2009 Week 16 vs SEA (3 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Jones got some red zone work, but not a lot of looks overall.
2009 Week 17 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Jones missed on a 3rd and goal in the end zone when the ball was thrown wide, just out of reach and out of bounds. He also dropped a wide-open catch down the middle of the field where he took his eyes off the ball to look for running lanes. He was held to 3 catches and will continue to lack a strong role as long as he is the 4th receiver and 5th option (after the emergence of Finley) in the offense.
2009 Week 18 vs ARI (5 / 3 / 50 / 1 rec)
Jones had a bad drop early in the game, but he made amends with a catch-and-run TD on 4th down to bring the Pack within a score in the early fourth quarter.
2008 Week 2 vs DET (8 / 4 / 29 / 1 rec)
Being the third option in the passing game isn't such a bad thing when you have a strong-armed QB and a coaching staff that is willing to let him try to pick apart a defense. Jones ended the day tied with fellow WR Donald Driver for second in targets with eight, and while he wasn't able to take advantage of the speed downfield that he's capable of, Jones was able to make the most of not having to face the Lions' top DBs to haul in some short to intermediate passes and register Green Bay's first touchdown on the day.
2008 Week 3 vs DAL (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
WR James Jones was held without a catch in the loss.
2008 Week 5 vs ATL (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Jones' only catch of the game came with 1:23 left in the third quarter.
2008 Week 11 vs CHI (2 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Jones got wide open on a third down play late in the third quarter, making a catch for an 18 yard gain. He finished the game with two receptions for 26 yards.
2008 Week 13 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
James Jones had two receptions but only for twelve yards.
2008 Week 14 vs HOU (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Jones caught two passes for 20 yards.
2008 Week 15 vs JAX (5 / 4 / 132 / 0 rec)
Jones and Rodgers were in sync on several deep pass patterns, with Jones not only getting open deep, but also displaying good hands at the same time. He showed good awareness of where the sideline was on three of his receptions and was the Packers' best home run threat in this game.
2008 Week 16 vs CHI (2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Jones had one catch for 18 yards in the first half. His second catch came on a huge third and long conversion in which he caught a nine yard pass to give Green Bay a first down deep in Chicago territory late in the game.
2007 Week 1 vs PHI (8 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
Jones was the number two WR for Green Bay this game because Jennings was out due to a hamstring injury. On Green Bays' third series, they ran two plays for Jones and he caught them both, yielding a first down. After this though it seemed tough for Jones to create much space, as he only caught two more balls the rest of the game.
2007 Week 2 vs NYG (4 / 4 / 75 / 0 rec)
Jones was able to haul in all four passes that were thrown his way. The first came on the Packers' second drive and went for seven yards. His next completion came on the Packers' third scoring drive and went for 46 yards. Jones beat Corey Webster down the sideline and was able to haul in the Favre pass for the big gain. The last two completions came on consecutive plays in the third quarter that netted a total of five and 17 yards respectively.
2007 Week 3 vs SD (9 / 6 / 79 / 0 rec)
Like most Green Bay receivers, Jones posted a very solid day against a very suspect pass defense. He had a strong reception early in the first quarter and subsequently broke a tackle along the sideline to pick up some extra yards after the catch. CBS announcer Phil Simms mentioned comparisons to another Packers' great, Sterling Sharpe. While Jones is not anywhere near that level at this point, it is clear that he has some outstanding tools to potentially get to that point. He came very close to scoring late in the fourth quarter. He caught a third down pass from Favre right at the goal line and was touched down as he sat on the one yard line, but never actually slipped across the end zone. Green Bay threw incomplete on fourth down and turned the ball over on the next play. With the return of Greg Jennings, Jones may see his touches drop off somewhat, but he certainly looked good enough to warrant being a regular part of the offense.
2007 Week 4 vs MIN (7 / 4 / 49 / 1 rec)
Jones was targeted several times this afternoon, mainly on quick slants and crossing routes. He did make the most of his one deep opportunity of the game, beating his defender up the sideline and was hit by Brett Farve in stride for a 33 yard touchdown.
2007 Week 5 vs CHI (8 / 5 / 61 / 0 rec)
Jones had an up and down game. On the up side, he tied with Driver for the team lead in targets, catching five of them for 61 yards, both good for second on the team. On the down side, he had two separate lost fumbles during the first quarter that sent him to the bench until Greg Jennings injured his shoulder. Both fumbles came on slant routes where Jones caught the ball but was then stripped by Bears' cornerback Charles Tillman who was covering on the play. Favre seems to trust him, despite his turnover problems, as he targeted him four times in the fourth quarter, tops on the team. Jones was the target of Favre's game changing third quarter interception.
2007 Week 6 vs WAS (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jones failed to catch a pass in this game. He did haul in a 23 yard TD pass that was negated due to a holding penalty on OL Mark Tauscher.
2007 Week 8 vs DEN (4 / 3 / 107 / 1 rec)
Jones only had four balls thrown his way, but he made the most of his limited chances. On his first target of the game, Jones beat CB Champ Bailey down the sideline and hauled in a Favre pass that went for a 79 yard touchdown. After making the catch around the Denver 39 yard line, Jones weaved his way through the Denver secondary on his way to the end zone. His final two receptions went for 16 and 12 yards respectively.
2007 Week 9 vs KC (4 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Jones did not see much action as the number three receiver. His playing time decreased with the addition of Koren Robinson to the offensive game plan.
2007 Week 10 vs MIN (5 / 3 / 62 / 0 rec)
Jones continued his nice rookie season with five looks on the afternoon. His biggest play of the afternoon was a 37 yard reception up the sideline where he was able to get past his defender. Jones also had one reception from Aaron Rodgers in garbage time, where Rodgers hit him instantly, and Jones was able to make a move on his defender for an 11 yard reception.
2007 Week 11 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Jones caught three passes for 25 yards. His first catch of the game went for 13 yards and took the ball down to the Carolina five yard line. Jennings scored two plays later. Two of his catches went for first downs.
2007 Week 12 vs DET (7 / 5 / 75 / 0 rec)
Jones made one terrific catch along the sideline on a fade pattern from Favre on which Jones was drilled by Kenoy Kennedy, yet still managed to hang onto the football. It was his lone noteworthy reception of the game, as the vast majority of his five catches for 75 yards simply involved moving the chains downfield in a quiet but effective manner.
2007 Week 13 vs DAL (7 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Jones had a deep ball thrown to him early in the game but, it was overthrown by QB Brett Favre. In fact, he was targeted early as three of Favre's first four passes went in his direction. He would have six targets in the first half but, only two catches for 32 yards. Jones only had one catch for seven yards in the second half as WR Donald Driver was targeted much more often in the second half and Jones only had two passes thrown his way.
2007 Week 14 vs OAK (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jones played in this contest, but Brett Favre failed to look his way.
2007 Week 15 vs STL (4 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Jones' first target went for a 21 yard reception. His only other grab went for an eight yard reception on a third down and eight play. Jones did have a short yardage target down near the goal line that fell incomplete.
2007 Week 17 vs DET (4 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Jones' first target went for an eight yard gain on Green Bay's first offensive play. His only other reception also came in the first quarter and covered six yards.
2007 Week 19 vs SEA (4 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
James Jones played the slot in three receiver sets, and caught three passes for 42 yards on four targets. Jones had a big gain of 31 yards in the first quarter, where Favre found him short over the middle and he ran for an additional 25 yards after the catch. He was not used near as much once the Packers got into running mode, as they preferred the double tight end formation.
2007 Week 20 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
James Jones did not make the boxscore, not catching any of his three targets. He played in three receiver formations, and dropped one pass in the game.