Updated: 5:25 p.m.
There were those that felt he was off his Crocker when he felt he could still play at age 33 after his two previous seasons ended gimpy and dinged.
But Bengals safety Chris Crocker just keeps rolling. On Sunday in the 49-9 rout of the Jets, he got Paul Brown Stadium back into the game on the first snap of the second half with a pick-six of rookie quarterback Geno Smith. The 32-yard breeze down the left sideline marked his first TD return since his second season with the Browns in 2004.
"It means a lot to me. It means a lot to me to be in this locker room," Crocker said as he advised everyone to savor the moment. "People say I shouldn't be here."
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"I just got a good read on the route. I got my hand on it and it stuck in my glove," Crocker said. "I was glad it wasn't any longer than that."
That's because Crocker covered the kickoff and was still getting his breath.
"I was blowed," he admitted.
"I knew (Smith) would give us one," Jones said. "I kind of read his eyes. I was looking into the backfield. They were running quick outs on me all day. I jumped one of them and I dropped it."
Jones finished it off with a rather easy cutback on Smith himself at about the 15, but it was important to him because he was thinking about what special teams coach Darrin Simmons would have said.
"I never would have heard the end of it," Jones said. "Darrin would always be on me saying, 'You let the quarterback catch you.' "
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