Matt Jones buzz begins in Jacksonville
I got a call from my dad today, who isn't quite as rabid of a football fanatic as me, but my whole family bleeds football when the fall comes around. Well he read about Matt Jones in the papers today, and apparently what he read was similar to <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?...">this ESPN.com article.</a>
Jones put on a show in the first day of minicamp workouts. The fans that were at the workouts have posted even more enthusiastic messages at the Jag-related message boards of the web. Jones caught every pass that came his way, and smoked one of our cornerbacks in drills. Jones showing good hands early is important to ease concerns about his pass-catching ability, because he didn't play the position in college. But execs at the Senior Bowl say he only missed one catch in the entire week of Senior Bowl workouts, and he appears to be catching everything in sight so far in J'ville too. After watching Reggie Williams struggle with holding onto the ball last year, it's encouraging to see early signs of good hands from such a raw prospect.
What I find most interesting is how the Matt Jones story is going well beyond just the Jaguars fanbase. Hopefully with some more success, the Jags can stop being stiffed on prime-time scheduling.