Jacoby Jones loosens up on 'DWTS'

Jacoby Jones loosens up on 'DWTS'
March 27, 2013, 12:00 am

Jacoby Jones looked like quite the hepcat in Week 2 of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.” The Ravens wide receiver/kick returner and his partner, Karina Smirnoff, turned in a high-spirited jazz number that began with Smirnoff perched on Jones’ shoulders with him hidden inside a large trenchcoat.

Jones looked a lot looser than in Week 1, displaying wobbly legged, elastic-limbed moves when he wasn’t effortlessly hoisting his partner in the air.

The judges gave the pair a score of 24, improving over last week’s 20 and placing Jones and Smirnoff fourth this week. If the first two weeks are any indication, they seem solidly headed for the playoffs. And, like the Ravens, Jones could be headed toward putting on his best performances as the season nears its end. If so, he could join Emmitt Smith, Hines Ward and Donald Driver as NFL players to have taken home the mirrored-ball trophy.