James Jones is apparently the anti-Mike Wallace. Of the 21 complete passes thrown by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in Week 1 of the regular season none of them were caught by Jones. Unlike Wallace whose one catch in his Miami Dolphins debut had him upset Jones wasn't worried about his role -- or lack thereof -- in the Packers' offense after one game. "There isn't anything to yap about" Jones said Wednesday in the locker room. "We're just trying to win. I'd be real selfish if I came in here and had an attitude or something." Jones led the NFL in touchdown receptions last season with 14 which was twice as many as the previous career best in his first five seasons. Jones only had one game in 2012 in which he didn't post any catches. "No big deal" Jones said. "You're not going to get 10 passes every game. The main thing is just stay the course. Run your route to win. If (Rodgers) doesn't see you he doesn't see you. If he does see you he'll get it to you. My main thing is just run my route to win and if I don't get it my other teammates are getting it and we still have a chance to win the game and we're going to go down there and make some plays." Jones mentioned the performances of fellow receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb on multiple occasions. Nelson and Cobb both finished with seven catches and 100-plus yards against the San Francisco 49ers. Jones was only targeted twice. "If they try to take one of us away the rest of us are going to kill you" Jones said. "Jordy and Randall had a great day Jermichael (Finley) had a great day. Hopefully we can keep them rolling and get me involved and make some plays." Jones predicted this offseason that he Cobb and Nelson would all finish with more than 1000 receiving yards. Last season no Green Bay receiver reached that number with Cobb leading the team with 954 yards. Though Jones has now fallen behind them early in the race to 1000 he was disappointed that Green Bay lost to San Francisco not about his own statistics. "I'm not mad about it" Jones said. "I wish we would have won but I'm not mad about it. I know the ball will come. Every game you're not going to get 10 passes. Just keep grinding. That's how I've been my whole career. Just keep working." Despite the Dolphins winning their season opener Wallace didn't like that only one of Ryan Tannehill's completions landed in his arms. Wallace attempted to clarify later in the week that he was just upset at himself but a lot of damage was done and gave the impression that he cares more about personal statistics than team success. There was no doubt in the mind of Packers coach Mike McCarthy that Jones would take the no-catch day in stride. "James Jones I look at James as one of our emerging leaders on our football team" McCarthy said. "James is extremely professional does a lot of the little things that I don't think the average person realizes. He puts in a lot of extra time. "He's a class act. I'm not concerned about that."
James Jones disappointed by loss, not lack of catches
Fox Sports Wisconsin | Sep 12