Marvin Jones may have superhero-like abilities, but has the wrong superhero comparison in mind.
In an interview with Bengals play-by-play man Dan Hoard, Jones compared himself to the web-slinging super-human that is Spider-Man, citing his ‘Spidey-senses’ when in the red zone.
"When I’m in the end zone, I always tell the coaches that my ‘Spidey-senses’ are tingling," said Jones with a laugh.
With Jones' long frame and excellent route running ability, he is also a dangerous threat in the red zone. Nine of his 10 touchdowns in 2013 came in the red zone.
In fact, if Jones is going to compare himself to a superhero, Spider-Man isn't his best comparison. Besides, a key trait of the web-slinger is...his web. The sticky substance that helps Spider-Man catch villains would be the equivalent of stickum being used in the NFL.
That's illegal, but have no fear. A better and more legal superhero Jones should compare himself to is Reed Richards, a.k.a Mr. Fantastic.
A founding member of the Fantastic Four, Mr. Fantastic possesses the ability to stretch his body into any shape he desires. That's another superhero-like attribute Jones shares, sort of, and no play symbolizes this more than the touchdown grab he had vs. the Ravens in 2013.
On the play, Jones was attempting to fend off Lardarius Webb with one arm while stretching his other out to make one of the better catches you'll see an NFL player make:
Or this play where Jones stretched out for the diving TD catch:
Or what about this play where Jones had to go full extension to haul in another TD grab while keeping both feet inbounds:
All of the above plays came during a 2013 season that was a career-year for Jones in receptions (51), yards receiving (712) and touchdowns (10). Ankle and foot injuries knocked him out for the entire 2014 season, which was a big reason why Cincinnati's scoring offense dropped from being ranked 6th in 2013 to 15th in 2014.
Jones' heroics were sorely missed last year, but all indications are he's ready to save the day again in 2015.