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Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:41 am
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

It all started in January, barely halfway through the NFC Championship Game between the Packers and Bears. Chicago quarterback Jay Culter left early in the third quarter with a knee injuy and didn't return. The problem: he didn't appeared injured enough for some fans, media and players. (Turns out, Cutler had Grade II MCL sprain so, yeah, it was plenty serious.) As a result, Twitter promptly blew up with thoughts from, well, everybody.

One of the most memorable tweets came courtesy of Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew: “Hey I think the urban meyer rule is effect right now... When the going gets tough........QUIT.. … All I'm saying is that he can finish the game on a hurt knee... I played the whole season on one...”

Surprisingly, that didn't go over well in Chicago. A few days later, Jones-Drew clarified his remarks to the Associated Press: “I never attacked him, called him soft or a sore loser. I never questioned his toughness. I think people took my joke out of context. I was taking at shot at Florida fans."

Fast-forward seven months and Jones-Drew was still being asked about the incident. In an interview with NFL Network, the Jags running back says he hasn't seen Cutler and he has no plans on apologizing if he does.

“I don’t regret anything I do,” Jones-Drew said, according to PFT.com. “You think about everything you put out there. I’m not going to be one of those guys to say, ‘I shouldn’t have done it.’ Because I did it. I knew what I was doing when I tweeted it. I just didn’t know that many people were following me at the time.”

We believe this is commonly referred to as the "Anthony Weiner defense" (made popular by Kenny Britt earlier this offseason).

“I haven’t gotten a chance to (talk to Cutler), but I wouldn’t apologize because I didn’t do anything wrong, I don’t think,” Jones-Drew said. “I didn’t commit a crime. I didn’t kill anyone or rape anyone or anything like that. I mean, I stated my opinion, and it seems like you get more backlash for that than committing a real crime in some sense. I feel like I didn’t do anything wrong, I just said what everybody else was thinking.”

Jones-Drew is right about that last part. Everybody was thinking that as they watched Cutler on the bench, appearing, well, uninjured.

But hey, it wasn't like MJD was the only guy making jokes about Cutler in recent months.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 11:18 am
 

Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler



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Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

i think youre flat out wrong jones for not at least saying my bad i didnt know or something like that...its just not good and you look like a punk when you didnt finish the season, missed the biggest games that you lost and you were playing yourself up until week 15  



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: August 10, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

"Who cares what the overrated Maurice Jones-Drew has to say? The Eagles will win Super Bowl 46, GUARANTEED."


With a statement like that, you`d be more accurate changing the U R to I`M, because saying that makes you look like one.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: August 10, 2011 4:41 pm
 

Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

actually, after the Jags lost to the colts they lost control of their own destiny. didnt make too much of a difference if he played or not after that.



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

Cowboy I sure as heck did.  Bears would have lost either way but it was fun to see him at his lowest moment on the sidelines, especially since it was most likely his own doing.



Since: Sep 17, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Jones-Drew has no plans to apologize to Cutler

Seeing that JAX and CHI don't even play this regular season..who cares?  I think the media has really warmed up to thte fact that if you can generate a rivalry through really hyping up and focusing on certain smack talk then it draw interest.   Just seems to me it would help out immensly if the teams actually played each other.



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