At the other end of the scale, we have some predictable faces. Thomas Jones matches his performance from 2009, finishing with the 3rd worst Elusive Rating on the season, despite improving his score from 8.6 to 10.5. It’s fair to say that Jones still has a place in this league and we all know that he isn’t in the least bit elusive at this point, but what stands out most is that he was given 245 carries on the season. Given what the Chiefs have in Jamaal Charles, that is simply an inexcusable work-load for a guy who will get you exactly what is there and nothing more.
Our friends at Pro Football Focus just released their elusiveness ratings for the 2010 season. Very interesting read and a very interesting quote about Thomas Jones above.
The Chiefs are bringing Jones back next season and according to Todd Haley, they have a “secret plan” for Jones. Haley mentioned earlier in the offseason that he was going to get Jones to lose some weight. Do any of you actually think a lighter Jones will be a more elusive Jones?
The secret plan for Jones should be that he only gets on the field when Jamaal Charles is hurt or out of breath.