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Mojo Drew's fantastic season buried by Jags again

Posted on: December 15, 2011 11:21 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2011 7:40 am
By Will Brinson

In this past week's Sorting the Sunday Pile, I mentioned what a fantastic season Jaguars running Maurice Jones-Drew is having right now. It continued on Thursday night, but once again it was largely ignored because the Jags were getting destroyed 41-14 in Atlanta.

MJD did all he could, rushing for 112 yards and catching one pass for one yard. He nearly broke a long touchdown on a 43-yard run and he fought hard for first downs when the Jags were able to hand him the rock, which wasn't often because the Falcons leapt out to such a large lead.

At one point in the game, he actually accounted for 134 percent of the team's offense.

No, that's not a typo -- the Jaguars had -28 (!) passing yards and 74 total yards at the end of the third quarter. Jones-Drew's 99 total yards, then, were worth more than the rest of the Jaguars team combined. (And combined with him, actually.)

It's a sad situation for Jones-Drew, because he's been fantastic for the community in Jacksonville, and the one bright spot for a football team that hasn't been consistently good.

At age 26, he's still got some good years left, especially considering his light workload (less than 200 attempts in each of his first three years) early in his career.

The only issue will be whether or not the Jaguars can step up their game to match Jones-Drew. Judging by the way things have gone this season, that's hard to imagine right now.

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Since: Dec 16, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:48 am
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Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:46 am

Mojo Drew's fantastic season buried by Jags again

I feel bad for Steven Jackson and MJD both. Jackson might've had Bulger and Holt, but both those guys were well past their peak by the time he arrived. And there's never been a defense in St. Louis. It's sad that his whole career has gone to waste. MJD has probably had a little worse, but the margin is awful close.

Since: Dec 21, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:05 am

Mojo Drew's fantastic season buried by Jags again

I was saying the same thing to someone this morning.  I remember how bad that 2009 Rams teams was.  Jackson had 1400+ yards, but only 4 touchdowns because his team never came near the endzone unless he carried it down there.

Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:49 am

Mojo Drew's fantastic season buried by Jags again

Jackson, in years past, at least had Bulgar and the remnants of HOF WRs.  He had a ROY QB too, who took a step back (read: the work of Josh McDaniels).  This Jags teams has nothing, and the highlight of the Jags since MJD came in the league was when David Garrard made the ProBowl as the 15th alternate at QB for the AFC.

Since: Dec 16, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 6:19 am

Mojo Drew's fantastic season buried by Jags again

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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2011 2:42 am

Mojo Drew's fantastic season buried by Jags again

If there's anyone in the NFL who knows how MJD feels, ask Stephen Jackson.

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