All signs point to the Oakland Raiders making a change at the kickoff returner position. According to Steve Corkran, Taiwan Jones returned all kicks at Thurday's practice. Seems like a great move to me. Jacoby Ford will likely miss his second straight game, and Nick Miller was awful on kick returns vs. the Bills.
I was actually shocked how bad Miller was against the Bills. I think anyone of us could have gotten as many yards as Miller on returns last Sunday, and probably more is we could've avoided slipping.
All reports indicate Jones was fielding all kicks clean and smooth. He certainly has the explosion to succeed. Every time he touches the ball he creates the feeling like he is on the verge of eating up huge chunks of yardage in a breathtakingly short amount of time.
Jones should get a chance to show what he can do. The Jets have had eight kicks returned against them. Nick Folk does not have the leg to boot it out of the endzone. They are very good in kick coverage though. The Jets have the fourth lowest return average in the league at 16.8.
The only teams better are the Bucs, who have only allowed two kickoff returns, and the Raiders and Broncos, who have yet to have a single kick returned against them.
To help get us excited for Jones, here are his highlights from the Saints game:
Taiwan Jones (via Str33tBaLL808)