HOUSTON - Texans fans have seen his ability on special teams, but wide receiver Jacoby Jones wants more.
I ended with some fire and I am hungry and I can feed off that, said Jones. I have a chip on my shoulder heading into this year.
Last season, the 4th year man out of Lane College had 27 catches for 427 yards and 6 touchdowns. Those were all career highs and he accomplished those numbers while picking up tips from one of the best along the way.
Andre Johnson would always tell me to study the game and it will help you out a lot, said Jones.
He bothers me a lot and I treat him like a baby brother, said Johnson. A lot of times when he gets on my nerves, I get a little serious with him to run him off, but he comes right back.
But it s that persistence which Johnson says has paid off for Jones.
He s grown so much as a player and he has a lot of talent, said Johnson. I think he is going to continue to get better and better and he is going to do a lot to help this team.
You know there are a lot of guys that don t have those players to look up to so he better make sure he takes advantage of it, said head coach Gary Kubiak.
Jones has done just that and he thinks the Texans are destined for something special.
When we get going we are some Houdini s man, said Jones. We can make magic and that s what we plan on doing this year, we plan on having some fun.