Rookie diary: Keeping up with Jones

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Wide receiver Jacoby Jones is providing a weekly diary entry for HoustonTexans.com to provide fans insight into his thoughts during his rookie season in the NFL.

My Christmas was pretty good. I had a good time with my mother – she's in town, so she cooked some gumbo. I've got some more family coming in town for New Years, too. It was a pretty good Christmas, though.

It's the last week of my rookie season, and looking back over it, it was weird. It feels like I've been in the league almost five years the season's so long, but it's been a pretty good decent rookie season.

I know this would surprise a lot of people, but I'm not that tired, physically-speaking. I'm actually fine. Now, do I wish we had more games to play, I don't know about that. I wish we went to the playoffs, I'll say that. I wish we went to the playoffs.

For the New Year, I'm going to get back on my nutritious diet, that's what I'm going to do. This season I've been eating nothing but wings.

I've heard about how the biggest jump guys make is between the first and second year in the league, so I'm going to train real hard and hopefully I'm going to bounce back in the offseason. Mario Williams especially made a lot of improvements between last year and this year. I hear that a lot, too, so hopefully it rubs off on me, too.

It's been different this year because I'd never been hurt before and had to miss any games, and my production wasn't quite what I was used to doing in college. I've got to just keep a positive head and just go on with it, though, because there are some good things I can take away from this year.

Got a question for Jacoby? Post a comment, or send an e-mail to the editor at *nscurfield@houstontexans.com.*

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