Jacoby Jones’ role on offense expected to grow

AP

The Ravens got wide receiver Jacoby Jones back in the lineup in Week Six for the first time since the season opener and he offered a reminder of what his speed brings to the table before the day was out.

Jones ran past Packers corner Sam Shields for an 11-yard touchdown and added a 31-yard catch during his limited playing time on offense. Coach John Harbaugh said that the team wants to see more of that in the offense moving forward and hinted at an expanded role for the wideout in the weeks to come.

“It was great,” Harbaugh said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “Jacoby gave us a speed element out there, and he’ll probably play more and more offensively as we go forward.”

The Packers focused their pass defense on wide receiver Torrey Smith, a strategy that worked well enough for them to go home with a victory even though other Ravens receivers were able to make plays over the course of the afternoon. Teams will likely follow suit until the plays those other receivers make force them to change their approach. Jones’ speed could be a way to make that happen, although the Ravens will have to do a better job of protecting Joe Flacco to take major strides over last week’s performance.

22 responses to “Jacoby Jones’ role on offense expected to grow

  1. Steelers/Ravens should’ve been the Sunday Night Game. But I respect the Manning/Luck matchup. We have Thanksgiving Night Game in Baltimore anyway!! GREAT afternoon & night football this Sunday!!!

  2. Meanwhile Cortez Allen and Ike Taylor “have the deer in headlights” look and Ryan Clark is already figuring which one to blame.

  3. hey crown, wikipedia can clear that up for you:

    Nervous laughter is laughter evoked from an audience’s expression of embarrassment, alarm, discomfort or confusion, rather than amusement.

  4. embarrassment – how can our afcn brethren field that team of WRs
    alarm – they must be joking right?
    discomfort – this isn’t even a fair match-up, we don’t feel right about this
    confusion – wait, did they say ‘grow’, as in more plays for him?

  5. hey crown…did u hear the ravens are gonna have sweet pea blocking for jacoby. how did u miss that one? and fyi how are the steeler dbs gonna stop they guy that flacco bashers like you say should have been sb mvp. gonna be a long day for clark and the rest. gonna be a great game as always

  6. crown, you’re right, I don’t know what I was thinking. That laughter you heard was because someone smuggled a Candy Land game into the locker room and showed a video of a somersault he did at the Little Gym.

  7. If that’s the Ravens plan, I hope they keep Trawick off the field this time. scoobs and lf4l, you guys are witty today. It’s about time – jk.

  8. If there are “deer in the headlights” in the Steeler secondary, it’s just the reflection from Flacco

  9. Steelers own winning record against Ravens in Pittsburgh and Baltimore, Flacco who has never beat the Steelers in the playoffs when it matters

  10. hate to break this to you but there is more to life than the steelers. 9 playoff wins and a superbowl title. 11 tds and 0 ints in the superbowl run.

  11. A lot more to life, than the Steelers. I was responding to lovefootball, shot at the Steelers, then you chimed in, about Flacco’s record, against the Steelers, a sample of his record, not the complete record, which is about average. So unless you are also lovefootball, it seems to me, you started the dialogue

  12. i did start the dialogue. you then dismissed flacco’s regular season accomplisments and brought up the steelers regular season record which didnt make any sense

  13. He’s already saved Flacco from becoming the biggest choker in Super Bowl history (not to mention did the same for Flacco in the Sunday Night game when he should’ve lost to crippled Leftwich). So why not become the focal point on offense? Lord knows in Baltimore it sure isn’t the QB position.

  14. ampatsisahypocrite says: Oct 17, 2013 11:30 PM

    He’s already saved Flacco from becoming the biggest choker in Super Bowl history (not to mention did the same for Flacco in the Sunday Night game when he should’ve lost to crippled Leftwich). So why not become the focal point on offense? Lord knows in Baltimore it sure isn’t the QB position.
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    Yeah because Flacco played defense and allowed the Niners to score 25 of their 31 points in the second half. I don’t know why I bother with you. Like someone else said you’re the only Steeler fan who would rather have Flacco play poor but still have Baltimore win than have Flacco play well and Baltimore lose.

  15. loves football..you got it right. ampats is a joke. he obviously plays too much fantasy football. the only stat that matters is wins. and as we know, with flacco at qb the ravens win as much as anyone. how about the fact that in the denver playoff game, the great manning was saved by 2 special team tds and threw the int in ot that led to the winning ravens score. how about ben in the az super bown sucking the whole game before throwing up a miracle play to santonio to avoid being the biggest choker in sb history. again, ampats is a joke

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