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Jacoby Jones gets an award to go with his record

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We waited until the official word from the league, but there wasn’t much question about who was going to be the AFC special teams player of the week for Week Six.

Tying an NFL record with an 108-yard kickoff return is a pretty tough act to beat and no one in the conference could come up with anything that topped Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones. Jones took his kick the distance in the third quarter of Baltimore’s 31-29 win over the Cowboys, tying Ellis Hobbs and Randall Cobb on the first line of the record book in the process.

It’s the fifth time Jones has taken a punt or kickoff back for a touchdown in his career, which explains why he is now a four-time honoree in this category. Jones’ previous three mention came as a member of the Texans, the team he played for before signing with the Ravens as a free agent this offseason.

Titans kicker Rob Bironas, who hit the game-winning field goal against Pittsburgh, and Browns kick returner Josh Cribbs, who averaged 30 yards per punt return and 31.5 per kickoff return in Cleveland’s first win, were the other nominees.

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15 Responses to “Jacoby Jones gets an award to go with his record”
  1. daysend564 says: Oct 17, 2012 1:21 PM

    He needs to give the assist to #24 who guided his man right past him all while blocking his back.

  2. htowntexan says: Oct 17, 2012 1:26 PM

    It’s unique because Jones has won two of the last seven games for the Ravens via his special teams play. Once he was on the Texans, and once he was on the Ravens.

  3. kevo126 says: Oct 17, 2012 1:30 PM

    Jones was a great pickup for the ravens. Good at wr and in the return game. I don’t know why the texans didn’t keep leach, pollard, or jones but as a ravens fan, I am happy they didn’t.

  4. joetoronto says: Oct 17, 2012 1:30 PM

    This guy is crazy fast, I couldn’t believe how fast he hit that hole on the return.

  5. psuravens19 says: Oct 17, 2012 1:36 PM

    I have endzone seats at the stadium and it was a beautiful thing to watch. You could see the hole open and once he hit it, there was no question he was going the entire way…..

  6. ravenator says: Oct 17, 2012 1:39 PM

    Ravens front office is best in league

  7. randallflagg52 says: Oct 17, 2012 1:47 PM

    kevo126 says:Oct 17, 2012 1:30 PM

    Jones was a great pickup for the ravens. Good at wr and in the return game. I don’t know why the texans didn’t keep leach, pollard, or jones but as a ravens fan, I am happy they didn’t.

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    Agreed. I was a little iffy on Jones at first, especailly since they were giving him serious consideration at WR, but I’ve been impressed. He has shown great hands so far making a bunch of tough catches, which is odd since he had butter fingers in houston.

    As for Pollard, what’s not to love about that guy? Guy is a beast.

  8. Kyarn.Vishara says: Oct 17, 2012 1:58 PM

    with out these additions, the ravens wouldn’t be 1st in the division this year. Also, we’re gonna need all the help we can get to stay at the top!!

  9. htxhomeofthetexans says: Oct 17, 2012 2:25 PM

    as a texans fan i was sad to see leach leave, just couldnt afford him. as for pollard idk how he is doing in baltimore but in houston yeah he was a hard hitter and a tough emotional leader but the guy couldnt play true coverage to save his life, and as for jones the guy is garbage yeah he is impressive on ST but trust me when it really counts (DCG last season) his butterfingers and emotional breakdown will surface. glad pollard and jones are gone, but im sure arian misses leach.

  10. thapurrinlion says: Oct 17, 2012 2:40 PM

    “As for Pollard, what’s not to love about that guy? Guy is a beast.”

    His cover skills, or lack thereof.

  11. randallflagg52 says: Oct 17, 2012 3:19 PM

    thapurrinlion says:Oct 17, 2012 2:40 PM

    “As for Pollard, what’s not to love about that guy? Guy is a beast.”

    His cover skills, or lack thereof.

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    Once again he’s been great for the Ravens. Even in coverage. I guess that thing your team was trying to pass off as an NFL defense before Wade showed up was dragging Pollard down.

  12. protagoras111 says: Oct 17, 2012 3:36 PM

    Pollard is a big negative in long coverage. He was burned consistently here in Houston.

    Leach is a good FB but you should never pay a FB big money.

    As for Jones…. Eventually B’more is gonna find out why Houston cut him. Nobody will ever accuse him of being a heady football player.

  13. protagoras111 says: Oct 17, 2012 3:41 PM

    randallflagg52 says:

    Once again he’s been great for the Ravens. Even in coverage. I guess that thing your team was trying to pass off as an NFL defense before Wade showed up was dragging Pollard down.

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    Actually Wade was the one that was responsible for cutting Pollard. His defense has no use for big plodding safeties who can’t run with WR’s.

  14. protagoras111 says: Oct 17, 2012 3:46 PM

    kevo126 says:
    Oct 17, 2012 1:30 PM
    Jones was a great pickup for the ravens. Good at wr and in the return game. I don’t know why the texans didn’t keep leach, pollard, or jones but as a ravens fan, I am happy they didn’t.

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    That’s funny because you probably saw Jacoby muff that punt in the Texans-Ravens playoff game. If he had done that as a Raven you would probably have wanted him gone too. It goes to show how blindly optimistic some fans are of their own team.

  15. zackattack410 says: Oct 18, 2012 6:39 AM

    Sounds like Texans fans have sour grapes!

    1. Leach #1 FB in the league
    2. Jacoby- top 5 returner
    3. Pollard- top 5 strong safety

    You mad bro????

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