ammo posted:DH13 posted:
MLF is doing with Jones what MM tried to do with Montgomery.
No, it is not. Montgomery was a WR who wanted to play RB and MM did not have the balls to say no. Jones is a RB that happens to be very very good at swinging out of the backfield and catching passes.
Some of the patterns that Jones has run require a lot more skill than a typical RB catching a swing pass out of the backfield. Other than one embarrassing helmet doink, he is probably the best receiving RB the Packers have had in my lifetime of watching games (since 1975).
Even Ahman Green, who was a great threat out of the backfield on check downs and screens, looked like a RB who would stop to catch the ball on a pass and then run. On the play where he stepped out of bounds at the 10, Jones ran a route where he cut inside to force the LB to turn his hips that way and then blew right past him on the outside. He looked more like Greg Jennings or Davante Adams running a route than a typical RB.
The TD he caught earlier in the year where he was facing the other direction and turned his body running full speed to catch the pass is also something you don't see many RBs do.