Over the first seven years of his career, James shot just 31 percent on shots from 10 to 15 feet and 36 percent on those from 16 feet to the 3-point line. Over the past seven seasons, he boosted that to 40 percent from 10-15 feet and 41 percent on the longer jumpers. Though it’s a battle he still fights — including last season as his shooting numbers took a hit — James worked to refine his balance so he has a repeatable form. He increased his field goal percentage for seven straight seasons, topping out at 57 percent in 2013-14.
In the 2006-07 season, James shot just 39 percent on post-up plays, averaging 1.9 of them per game. In those days James would often not fight for position in the post and allow himself to be pushed away from the hoop — even by smaller defenders. By 2009-10 he was hitting 57 percent of his post-up shots, though he was still averaging fewer than two per game. In 2013-14, James led the league in post-up shooting at 56 percent and had boosted his numbers to four chances per game.
Jones pointed out then — and again Andre Roberts Authentic Womens Jersey Tuesday — that Beckham and Green were very different players. He also said that he’d take Green, who currently leads the league in receiving yards per game, over any receiver in the league.
“When you talk about A.J. and you talk Beckham, it’s two different players,” Jones said Tuesday. “I’m not taking nothing away from Beckham, but I’m definitely not going to take nothing away from 18.”
Jones singled out Beckham for his ability to generate yards after the catch.
“You have to make sure you tackle him,” Jones said. “He’s a big chunk yard after the catch [receiver]. He runs good routes. He can stretch the field. He’s a Andrew Quarless Authentic Womens Jersey complete receiver.”
Tackling well is something the Bengals haven’t exactly done consistently this season. And while they’re limited in how much they can actually tackle in practice, Jones noted they’d be working on fixing that particular part of their game this week.
“Oh, we’ll be practicing it,” Jones said. “We’ll be practicing it. You can bet that.”