Posted by Will Brinson
On Friday, we refuted a report that Maurice Jones-Drew had surgery on his knee. Today, Jack Del Rio confirmed that report .
He also blamed the original report (that MJD had surgery) on an "Internet blog." Sigh.
"No," he said. "No, has not happened, is not necessary. He's working, rehabbing, strengthening and gearing up for the regular season."
While I'm ecstatic to be in the correct corner on this one, the whole "Internet blog" thing is kind of played out. Especially considering that Del Rio was actually referring to the National Football Post , which, at this point, is pretty respected.
That's not to get all naval-gazy on Aaron Wilson and the rest of the crew over at NFP or anything; it would just be nice for professional coaches (who deal with the media all the time) to distinguish the differences between various news outlets.
At the same time, if I'm a coach in the NFL and someone issues a report indicating that my star player had surgery when he didn't, I'd probably be pretty cheesed too, so I kind of feel him there.
And, hey, at least it wasn't just someone randomly banging out tweets that were purposely falsified for the purpose of being purposely falsified.
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