The Houston Texans had standouts all over the field in their win over the Oakland Raiders and special teams player Don Jones was one of them. Jones was tied for the team lead in special teams tackles with 2 and helped flip the field position for the defense to go to work. The Texans special teams showed they can control the game late and credit goes to the punt team for pinning the Raiders deep.
“Thank goodness that we have a great punter like Lech (Shane Lechler), so we just went out and all of us did our job,” Jones declared after their win over the Raiders. “We knew we could pin them deep and our defense could do a good job holding them back. So when me and the special teams go out, we try and go out and get a stop inside the 20 and the 10.”
http://www.scout.com/nfl/texans/story/1744072-bob-mcnair-says-bill-o-bri... Shane Lechler and the punt team had four punts downed inside the 20 and two inside the 10 that helped the Texans defense slow an already shorthanded Raiders offense.
“I think this victory shows how battle-tested we were all year. I have never been on a team that all the guys have been brothers like this,” said Jones. “I think that plays a huge role in it, I just think we like coming out fighting for one another each and everyday.”
Jones continued what he has done all season, making tackles on special teams. Signed from free agency after being released by the Cleveland Browns heading into week 7, Jones was tied for the team lead in special teams tackles with 11 in only 8 games. Jones has been a bright spot on a Texans special teams unit that continues to be hot and cold in their coverage of kicks.
“I am showing I know what I can do out there. I am thankful for the coaches and I am glad that I can make immediate impact because I knew that is what I had to do,” explained Jones. “I am thankful for my punter, he put it in the right spot and all I have to do is run.”
Jones went from the outhouse after being released by the Browns tp being on a team headed with his teammates to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.
“I have to realize when I was mad at first when the Browns let me go, God wanted me to be in a place like this. He wanted me to be in a place like this to experience victory, to be around great coaches, staff, GM and owners,” said Jones.
“It is great around here. I love the city of Houston, you can’t beat it.”
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