The touchdowns have grabbed the attention this season, but the difference in James Jones’ game could be illustrated in one simple interaction following Sunday’s 21-13 win over Chicago.
After catching a career-best three touchdowns against the Bears, the Green Bay Packers’ sixth-year wide receiver stopped to talk to his head coach, Mike McCarthy on his way to the locker room.
As Press-Gazette reporter Rob Demovsky writes, Jones wasn’t about to boast about his game, well, you sort of.
“It makes me feel good when (Jones) runs off the field after a game in Chicago and says, ‘Hey, make sure you look at that film and see how many times my guy I was blocking made the tackle,’” McCarthy said.
With 12 touchdowns now on the season, Jones still has a lot of goals in front of him. You can read the rest of Demovsky’s story here: http://tinyurl.com/ck7khym
*In our Packers notebook, Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty features the recent struggles of kicker Mason Crosby, but the team’s steadfast approach to correcting him without the help of sports psychologists or kicking gurus (http://tinyurl.com/cpp6wbk).
Dougherty also takes a look at the Packers’ shrinking running-back contingent and the offensive line’s current situation after T.J. Lang and Jeff Saturday didn’t practice Thursday, and Greg Van Roten needing to withdraw with a back injury.