The Facts: Yes, Jones heard the cries from Packers fans and the fantasy football crowd last year. Both wondered why he didn’t get the ball more. Enter new HC Matt LaFleur, whose commitment to the run game is rooted in the Sean McVay-Kyle Shanahan system that he worked in during his time as an assistant coach with the Redskins, Falcons and Rams. It was on display last season in Tennessee, where as the Titans’ play caller, he coordinated the NFL’s No. 7 rushing game. “He’s going to marry the run and the pass game up,” Jones said after Wednesday’s OTA practice. “The run is going to be heavy -- not heavy, but we’re going to rely on the run.”
Diehards Line: In his second NFL season, Jones led the league with a 5.47-yards-per-carry average. Yet in 12 games, he carried only 133 times -- an average of just 11 per game. He missed the first two games of the season because of suspension and the last two because of a knee injury. With a heavier workload coming, Jones set out to be ready for it. That meant remaking a body that, as Aaron Rodgers joked, had “a little bit of a belly.” And one that suffered three knee injuries -- all MCL sprains -- in his first two pro seasons. According to Jones, he cut his body fat in half. He said he’s down to 5.3 percent from more than 11 last season all while maintaining his playing weight of 205 pounds. He believes he's stronger and faster already and hopes it improves his durability after failing to finish either of his first two seasons.