And there is much rejoicing among Texans fans.
Now jacoby Jones isn't a bad guy, but he had more than his share of key errors over the years that hurt the Texans. His inability to hold onto the ball -- a problem for receiver/return specialist -- made him the goat for Many fans, especially when he arguably cost the Houston Texans a playoff win against the Baltimore Ravens.
Indeed, his agent may have made the most damning comment about him as he tried to praise his client.
“Jacoby has done well by the Texans organization,” McGuire said. “He’s won games for the Texans. He’s contributed to the team’s success.
“But I’ve never seen a player more scrutinized and criticized to the level that Jacoby was. It got to a point where I believe it was almost nerve-wracking for him to perform at the level we feel he was capable of performing. He became Public Enemy No. 1, and that’s unfortunate.”
The problem, of course, is that Jacoby Jones had one job with the Houston Texans -- performing on the field by holding onto the ball, gaining yardage and scoring points for the team. That his nerves got the better for him constituted the same sort of disqualification for the job that being skittish at the sound of gunfire is for a hunting dog. That's why the Texans couldn't find a trade for Jones during and after the draft -- and why cutting him was the only solution.