Green Bay Packers kickoff: What James Jones brings
By Jamie Wright
Oct 6, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) scores a touchdown during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. The Packers won 22-9. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
James Jones: Familiar with the system
James Jones knows the system.
After spending his first seven seasons in the league with the Green Bay Packers and as a former third-round pick in the draft, James Jones is already full immersed in the Packers offensive system.
Yes, McCarthy has given up playcalling duties, but the offense remains the same.
Tom Clements, the new play-caller, knows Jones and what he is capable of – and the playbook can’t have changed that much from last year to this.
He will take some “getting up to speed” on new checks and calls at the line of scrimmage, but the verbiage should be the only real adjustment he will need to make.
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