Jacoby Jones Deserves to Dance


Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) reacts after returning a kick for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

On a Super Bowl winning team loaded with superstars, a shifty third string wide receiver who was acquired from the Houston Texans this year was the big time player that made the big time plays. All season long Jacoby Jones was a deep ball threat who seemed to make a big play every few games. Mostly returning kicks, Jones took two kickoffs and a punt back to the house along with one touchdown reception during the 2012 regular season, via ESPN.com.

Then the playoffs came and Jacoby Jones became the go to guy in big situations. Jones’ speed caused mismatches against every team in the playoffs. He arguably was the reason for the Ravens magical run in the playoffs this year, pulling in the miracle 70 yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco in Denver. Jacoby then went on and was as electrifying as any player has ever been in Super Bowl history, hauling in a 56 yard touchdown pass and taking the second half opening kickoff to the paint from 108 yards out. Both plays were spectacular, the catch resulted in Jones falling down then getting back up, breaking a tackle, and shaking 49ers’ cornerback Chris Culliver before eventually making his way into the endzone.

Then the dancing began. Jacoby Jones might legitimately be the best dancer in the NFL today. After both touchdowns, Jones went into beastmode and started showing off the moves for the millions of people watching. After the epic kickoff return TD, Jones imitated  Ray Lewis’ infamous pregame dance, ultimately solidifying his spot in Super Bowl history, as the return was the longest play in the game’s storied history. In the words of the great Randy Moss, Jacoby’s dance moves are “straight cash homie.” All of this crazy, unreal, and at times amusing play making was from a wide receiver who was relatively silent during the regular season. Jacoby Jones is a stud who is here to stay.