Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. had his most productive afternoon yesterday against the Atlanta Falcons, hauling in five passes for 80 yards and helping to set the stage for his team’s first TD of the game.
Jones hadn’t been as active in Detroit’s offense this season, picking up a total of just 17 yards the previous two games, and admitted that he wasn’t too pleased about it.
“No sugarcoating it, it’s been frustrating because the type of player that I am and I know I could help the team in any way,” Jones said. “And historically, you go throughout my whole career, you give me chances and I’m going to make it happen.”
Lions OC Darrell Bevell said earlier this week he wanted to find more creative ways to get Jones more involved in the offense, and earned six targets on Sunday – the most since the first two weeks of the season.
“I’m going to just take care of my opportunities,” Jones said. “I can’t just be that guy that’s going to yell and all that stuff. I’m not like that. I just won’t say nothing, keep everything in house. But I want to be that guy that takes care of the responsibility, and I think in our room that’s how we are. So that’s all it is to that. It was frustrating, but at the same time, we’ve got a lot of season left and I know once those opportunities come then I’m going to capitalize on them, so it’s not a problem at all.”
“When we get out there and we start rolling, myself, K.G., Dola (Danny Amendola) — all of us. When we start rolling, we’re hard to beat,” Jones said. “We’ve seen that damn near the whole season last year and we just need to keep that rolling, cause when we keep rolling like this we’re hard to stop.”
Jones is in the final year of his contract, and has found himself to be the subject of trade rumors.
– – Quotes via Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press Link – –