July 26, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) during training camp at the team practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE
Besides being a constant performer in Ravens camp so far wide receiver Jacoby Jones is saying all the right things to the media. He had an outstanding practice once again during the most recent session at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday.
After Hauling in a touchdown catch high over the defender, Jordan Maybin, Jones reveled in the experience along with the crowd of 20 thousand plus.
"This is the first time they cheered for me instead of booing me," Jones said. "It was fun. I felt good in that purple, being part of the purple nation. It felt good."
Jones was signed to be the Ravens third receiver in 2012 and he has impressed so far. He is big, fast and he has made it look easy against the Ravens secondary.
Jones, who has had both good and bad experiences here in Baltimore in the past says being with a new team is bring out the best in him.
"I put it away once it happened," he said. "It’s a new team, new year, new breath of fresh air."
That's what you want to gear from a guy with as much talent as Jones.I'm sure most Ravens fans feel how I do and are looking at all of this with cautious optimism. Jones had his moments in Houston where he looked like the second coming of Andre Johnson but he has also given the team fits by not reaching his awesome potential consistently over the years.
One thing is for sure though, the Ravens receivers are going to look very different this season than in years past. They Ravens have always relied on sure handed possession receivers to haul in tough catches for short gains and move them down field with help from the running game.
This season they are stacked with dynamic play making receivers that can stretch the field vertically at any time. The have a duel threat tight end duo that can both get open and make big plays as well. Ray rice is an all around stud and can hurt you in the running and passing game. The Baltimore Ravens are set to try and beat people through the air in 2012 with big explosive passing plays.
Joe Flacco seems to be clicking on all cylinders and developing quick relationships with all of his receivers. I can't wait to see how they do in live action against the Falcons on Thursday night. I hope the offensive line can hold up enough for our speedy guys to get open down field. If so we may be in for a treat. Jones is also saying all the right things about his new quarterback as well.
"Camp’s been good. I’m getting comfortable with the system more than anything," Jones said.
"[Flacco] is so down to earth and cool it’s easy to mesh with him. On the field he’s smiling and joking all the time. You just like playing football with him."
With Joe's development with Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith has already drawn praise from those who have watched them. If he can get on the same page with Jacoby as well it could end up being an easy 4,000 yard season for Flacco