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10/2011 Player Profile: Felix Jones

October 4th 2011 15:00
Although he is a very explosive player who is a terrific pass-catcher, I am really not a big fan of Felix Jones as a player. I think he is an average running back at best, and the Cowboys need to get a new feature back to help out Romo. His RB Efficiency score last year was a below-average 46.6, but he is still a more than capable number two back in this league.

It may seem like I'm hating on Jones right now, but it's just that I don't think he is a consistent enough rusher. There is no doubt that Felix Jones is one of the most explosive backs in this league, but that really doesn't mean much if you can't consistently help your team get yards on the ground. He's good enough that opposing defenses definitely have to account for him on every play, but he's not the guy who strikes fear into opposing defenses. They know that they can leave six men in the box and can still survive the encounter.

That's not to say that Felix Jones is a bad player by any means, but people who believe that he is a capable feature back in the NFL think too highly of him. While he is a good option out of the backfield- his receiving skills are huge- pure runners are the only running backs with legit value in the league today with all the passing going on. Jones has value, but he obviously doesn't command the respect that a guy like Jonathan Stewart does.

For as elusive as he is, Felix Jones won't be a star back in my eyes until he can consistently churn out results. For now, he is a good back who is an excellent number two running back for a team who needs that extra dimension. The Cowboys need to find more of workhouse back so that Jones can be a more effective player.

Felix Jones
Explosive, but not a star back

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Comment by Rick Gillispie

October 4th 2011 19:55
Great piece Joe, The Cowboys are a mess right now. Like you I do not care for Jones but I see the problem a little different. Romo is not guy to me and where is the fire in this team. I see a nine wine season and sitting at home or the playoffs.

Comment by nbageek

October 4th 2011 23:32
Yeah, Jones sure fumbled away a possibility of a first down late in Sunday's game with the Lions.

Comment by Winless In Seattle

October 5th 2011 04:49
Loved Romo. When he fumbled that FG snap and lost the playoff game against the Seahawks.

Comment by Joe Soriano

October 5th 2011 17:58
Yo Rick, I'm not blaming anything on Felix, but I'm saying that he really isn't all that good of a player. As for Romo, ya'll need to get off of the man. Like, for real, the dude actually played a really good game if you watched ALL the throws he made; not just the picks that stay frozen in your mind. Jason Campbell and Tom Brady last week played really good games too, but the picks distort our view of quarterback play. Did you know that Tony Romo has 13 game-winning 4th quarter drives in his career? Yeah, I think we put the blame on him too much. Give him credit too, his intestinal fortitude is off the charts with where he plays in. And oh by the way, he had the second highest accuracy percentage last year of any QB in the league. Fans overrated picks just because they are stats we can easily blame QBs on, when they are usually incompletions turned to turnovers because of DB skills or bad route-running (Ochocinco and Dez this season are examples of this). Sometimes turnovers are also a result of pressure, and they aren't always the QBs fault. You gotta look at total accuracy percentage, downfield throws and other stuff too rather than just picks, yards, and touchdowns. Scouting kills stats any day #watchthepasses

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