Past success will play no factor for Ravens against Pittsburgh
Just because the Ravens will be in hostile territory Sunday, don’t think for one moment that Jacoby Jones isn’t prepared.
Acquired as a free agent for his big-play ability, Jones has delivered in Baltimore. He has two kickoff returns for touchdowns, going 108 yards in a 31-29 win against the Dallas Cowboys and 105 yards last week in a 55-20 rout of the Oakland Raiders.
"I got a dance for every week," he said. "Trust me."
So much for all the talk about smash-mouth football in what's expected to be 36-degree temperatures on NBC during prime time.
That only raises the stakes for Jones to make big plays, but to put his signature on the game the way he has already done several times this season for the Ravens.
In the Cowboys game, Jones did a version of Deion Sanders’ celebratory high step after crossing into the end zone.
Jones caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco to give the Ravens a 14-7 lead at the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2. Then, he did a creative jig that defies description.
Jones’ family sat in the same end zone where he celebrated against the Raiders. They danced along with him.
"My mom, my uncle, my two cousins, they all (were) in a whole other world," Jones said. "My cousin actually predicted it. … As I was running I was like, ‘That sucker called it.’"
Steelers fans at Heinz Field wouldn't appreciate Jones’ antics, but that won’t dissuade him from giving them a taste.
"So," he said. "They’ll just have to deal with it."