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Maurice Jones-Drew (2013) (1 Viewer)

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I think he's going to have a GREAT YEAR and from what I've seen he's been going in the 2nd Round in redrafts. This is the same player who was previously a Top-5 pick. If he can pick up where he left off, it will be a great help to whoever is under center.

He definitely finishes Top 10 and would be immense value on your team, Top 5 potential at a discounted price.

Gotta love Fantasy Football.

 
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He's an awful gamble at his ADP.

His bone on bone knee most definitely got worse not being able to keep it loose due to another horrific injury, the dreaded Lis franc.

Very happy that some suckers will take him early leaving much better gambles for the rest of us. He'll be one if the biggest busts of 2013 season.

 
He'll be one if the biggest busts of 2013 season.
Thank goodness you're so certain. I was worried there that MJD might have a chance at relevance. Glad that you know better.

From what I've read, he's on pace for camp with no major set-backs. But with your cutting edge analysis, I may as well just drop him.

 
He's an awful gamble at his ADP.

His bone on bone knee most definitely got worse not being able to keep it loose due to another horrific injury, the dreaded Lis franc.

Very happy that some suckers will take him early leaving much better gambles for the rest of us. He'll be one if the biggest busts of 2013 season.
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew received some good news on Tuesday from team doctors. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Jones-Drew suffered a sprained foot during Sunday's game, not a Lisfranc injury, and will not require foot surgery.

Though Jones-Drew will be sidelined for multiple games because of the injury, it is good news for the Jaguars and Jones-Drew. Jacksonville believed that Jones-Drew could have suffered a Lisfranc injury, which would have ended the running back's season. That, however, is not the case, as Jones-Drew's foot is merely sprained.

Jones-Drew has 86 carries for 414 yards so far in 2012, and has scored one rushing touchdown. Jones-Drew also has 14 receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown.

Jacksonville will be without Jones-Drew in Week 8, when the Jaguars take on the Green Bay Packers. If Jones-Drew is indeed sidelined for multiple games, he will miss Jacksonville's Week 9 tilt against the Detroit Lions. Since the Jaguars' Week 10 game is aThursday Night Football game, it seems unlikely that MJD will play in Week 10, either.

http://tampabay.sbnation.com/2012/10/23/3544818/maurice-jones-drew-injury-mjd-lisfranc
Relax guys, MJD doesn’t have a Lisfranc injury Posted by Sean Tomlinson under Injuries, Maurice Jones-Drew on Oct 23, 2012It’s a damn shame too, because Lisfranc injuries are all rage around the NFL. But eventually like every other trend it’ll get killed and crushed deep into the ground, just like Gangnam Style. Nice things cannot be yours.

After we were all prompted to defecate in our pants yesterday with the possibility that Maurice Jones-Drew could be out for the season due to a Lisfranc injury, that bullet has reportedly been dodged Matrix stylez. Deliver us your sweet gospel words, Adam Schefter:

Maurice Jones-Drew has a sprained foot the team believes will sideline him multiple games. He does not need foot surgery, which means he does not have Lisfranc, per team source.

That multiple-game absence still means Jones-Drew owners need to claim Rashad Jennings prior to early-morning waiver deadlines tomorrow. But hey, your top running back who’s averaging nearly five yards per carry despite having Blaine Gabbert as his quarterback isn’t done for the year. So smile, dance, and be joyous.

UPDATE: Actually, maybe hold off on that dancing and gyrating. Whereas Schefter used a soft word to describe Jones-Drew’s likely absence (“multiple,” meaning at least two), NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport chose a much stronger adjective after speaking to his sources. Rapoport says that while MJD won’t need surgery and therefore he won’t be out for the season, he’s still expected to miss “significant” time.

Vague, scary words are still the best.

http://blogs.thescore.com/nfl/2012/10/23/no-worries-guys-mjd-doesnt-have-a-lisfranc-injury/
MJD has not been on injury report for his knee since 2010 http://www.kffl.com/player/13496/nfl/injury_history/maurice-jones-drew

 
Why are you posting old quotes? He did have surgery and it was for Lisfranc.

He would be further along in his recovery now if he had the surgery right away.

 
Yeah, that bone-on-bone stuff was nonsense.

Lisfranc is a concern, but let's see what the amazing healing powers of a contract year can do for him.

 
He's an awful gamble at his ADP.His bone on bone knee most definitely got worse not being able to keep it loose due to another horrific injury, the dreaded Lis franc.Very happy that some suckers will take him early leaving much better gambles for the rest of us. He'll be one if the biggest busts of 2013 season.
Link? Would love to read more about this.

 
good value in re-draft. Will keep a close eye on camp reports and pre-season.

Jax didnt really add a RB this offseason (yet), so they must feel ok about MJD

 
jacksonville did not add a rb this offseason but they are still also the only team in the nfl to start a guy who poops in his pants when he sees a defender at qb so maybe mjd will have a big year because dwane gabberts best move is to hand the ball off and curl up in a fetal position fall down to the gorund and then count the money he stole from one of the proudest and historied frannchies in the nfl take that to the bank brohans

 
jacksonville did not add a rb this offseason but they are still also the only team in the nfl to start a guy who poops in his pants when he sees a defender at qb so maybe mjd will have a big year because dwane gabberts best move is to hand the ball off and curl up in a fetal position fall down to the gorund and then count the money he stole from one of the proudest and historied frannchies in the nfl take that to the bank brohans
Well the people who drafted gabbert are no long in the front office or the sidelines, so I think it will be an open competition and Chad Henne should win it.

 
the best thing they could do is keep old poopy pants on the roster and make him do something that helps the franchise like sell hotdogs in the stands or set up and tear down the big heating and cool down fans that the real players use at least they could recoup some money from him then

 
jacksonville did not add a rb this offseason but they are still also the only team in the nfl to start a guy who poops in his pants when he sees a defender at qb so maybe mjd will have a big year because dwane gabberts best move is to hand the ball off and curl up in a fetal position fall down to the gorund and then count the money he stole from one of the proudest and historied frannchies in the nfl take that to the bank brohans
Well the people who drafted gabbert are no long in the front office or the sidelines, so I think it will be an open competition and Chad Henne should win it.
I do not think there was enough difference between the play of Gabbert or Henne last season to suggest that whichever starts will change the prospects for MJD.

 
i dnot rem

jacksonville did not add a rb this offseason but they are still also the only team in the nfl to start a guy who poops in his pants when he sees a defender at qb so maybe mjd will have a big year because dwane gabberts best move is to hand the ball off and curl up in a fetal position fall down to the gorund and then count the money he stole from one of the proudest and historied frannchies in the nfl take that to the bank brohans
Well the people who drafted gabbert are no long in the front office or the sidelines, so I think it will be an open competition and Chad Henne should win it.
I do not think there was enough difference between the play of Gabbert or Henne last season to suggest that whichever starts will change the prospects for MJD.
i do not remember chad henne ever hiding from a lineman or falling down because he got scared so at least he has that going for him brohan

 
MJD also had a monster year when Gabbert was a rookie and put up one of the worst QB seasons in recent memory. Gabbert and Henne were both much better last year than Gabbert was in 2011 too. If MJD is healthy he should be pretty good.

 
i dnot rem

jacksonville did not add a rb this offseason but they are still also the only team in the nfl to start a guy who poops in his pants when he sees a defender at qb so maybe mjd will have a big year because dwane gabberts best move is to hand the ball off and curl up in a fetal position fall down to the gorund and then count the money he stole from one of the proudest and historied frannchies in the nfl take that to the bank brohans
Well the people who drafted gabbert are no long in the front office or the sidelines, so I think it will be an open competition and Chad Henne should win it.
I do not think there was enough difference between the play of Gabbert or Henne last season to suggest that whichever starts will change the prospects for MJD.
i do not remember chad henne ever hiding from a lineman or falling down because he got scared so at least he has that going for him brohan
You seem to have a lot of shtick for Gabbert, but his play improved in 2012 and he did a good job of improving his pocket awareness and stability. As it relates to MJD, I do not see any reason to adjust his projections based on who ends up the starter at QB in Jax.

 
He's an awful gamble at his ADP.His bone on bone knee most definitely got worse not being able to keep it loose due to another horrific injury, the dreaded Lis franc.Very happy that some suckers will take him early leaving much better gambles for the rest of us. He'll be one if the biggest busts of 2013 season.
Terrible posting.MJD just turned 28. He's one of the best RBs in the NFL with a history of stellar production despite a pretty poor situation. He led the NFL in rushing as recently as 2011. He's playing for his last potentially big payday, and he'll probably slide into the 2nd round due to last year's injury. I'm guessing he'll be one of the best values in redraft this year.
 
MJD also had a monster year when Gabbert was a rookie and put up one of the worst QB seasons in recent memory. Gabbert and Henne were both much better last year than Gabbert was in 2011 too. If MJD is healthy he should be pretty good.
my feeling on that has always been that people might actually have thought dwayne was good in his rookie year but that was before they figured out that he is a stink job and now they just come after mjd every play and also it does not help that blackmon cannot get his head on straight so you have the bad combination of a qb whose best thing ever was putting upa stink screen and getting paid who can not throw the ball good throwing it to wrs who are not good or when they are good can not stay on the field i do not like that for mjd at all

 
i dnot rem

jacksonville did not add a rb this offseason but they are still also the only team in the nfl to start a guy who poops in his pants when he sees a defender at qb so maybe mjd will have a big year because dwane gabberts best move is to hand the ball off and curl up in a fetal position fall down to the gorund and then count the money he stole from one of the proudest and historied frannchies in the nfl take that to the bank brohans
Well the people who drafted gabbert are no long in the front office or the sidelines, so I think it will be an open competition and Chad Henne should win it.
I do not think there was enough difference between the play of Gabbert or Henne last season to suggest that whichever starts will change the prospects for MJD.
i do not remember chad henne ever hiding from a lineman or falling down because he got scared so at least he has that going for him brohan
You seem to have a lot of shtick for Gabbert, but his play improved in 2012 and he did a good job of improving his pocket awareness and stability. As it relates to MJD, I do not see any reason to adjust his projections based on who ends up the starter at QB in Jax.
i cannot think of an active player that i dislike more than him i just honestly think he is super lousy and stole money from the jags team and now they are stuck with him and it is messing up the team for a decade its like ryan leaf but without the crazy

 
i dnot rem

jacksonville did not add a rb this offseason but they are still also the only team in the nfl to start a guy who poops in his pants when he sees a defender at qb so maybe mjd will have a big year because dwane gabberts best move is to hand the ball off and curl up in a fetal position fall down to the gorund and then count the money he stole from one of the proudest and historied frannchies in the nfl take that to the bank brohans
Well the people who drafted gabbert are no long in the front office or the sidelines, so I think it will be an open competition and Chad Henne should win it.
I do not think there was enough difference between the play of Gabbert or Henne last season to suggest that whichever starts will change the prospects for MJD.
i do not remember chad henne ever hiding from a lineman or falling down because he got scared so at least he has that going for him brohan
You seem to have a lot of shtick for Gabbert, but his play improved in 2012 and he did a good job of improving his pocket awareness and stability. As it relates to MJD, I do not see any reason to adjust his projections based on who ends up the starter at QB in Jax.
i cannot think of an active player that i dislike more than him i just honestly think he is super lousy and stole money from the jags team and now they are stuck with him and it is messing up the team for a decade its like ryan leaf but without the crazy
I think you have been clear on your opinion of Gabbert. If you were repeating it because you were concerned that people were not understanding, you can stop.

 
sorry man i guess let me know when i can post again i forgot you were in charge here

 
i dnot rem

jacksonville did not add a rb this offseason but they are still also the only team in the nfl to start a guy who poops in his pants when he sees a defender at qb so maybe mjd will have a big year because dwane gabberts best move is to hand the ball off and curl up in a fetal position fall down to the gorund and then count the money he stole from one of the proudest and historied frannchies in the nfl take that to the bank brohans
Well the people who drafted gabbert are no long in the front office or the sidelines, so I think it will be an open competition and Chad Henne should win it.
I do not think there was enough difference between the play of Gabbert or Henne last season to suggest that whichever starts will change the prospects for MJD.
i do not remember chad henne ever hiding from a lineman or falling down because he got scared so at least he has that going for him brohan
You seem to have a lot of shtick for Gabbert, but his play improved in 2012 and he did a good job of improving his pocket awareness and stability. As it relates to MJD, I do not see any reason to adjust his projections based on who ends up the starter at QB in Jax.
i cannot think of an active player that i dislike more than him i just honestly think he is super lousy and stole money from the jags team and now they are stuck with him and it is messing up the team for a decade its like ryan leaf but without the crazy
I think you have been clear on your opinion of Gabbert. If you were repeating it because you were concerned that people were not understanding, you can stop.
Can you guys move this to the Gabbert thread and keep this discussion to MJD? Noone here is interested in your bickering.

 
i dnot rem

jacksonville did not add a rb this offseason but they are still also the only team in the nfl to start a guy who poops in his pants when he sees a defender at qb so maybe mjd will have a big year because dwane gabberts best move is to hand the ball off and curl up in a fetal position fall down to the gorund and then count the money he stole from one of the proudest and historied frannchies in the nfl take that to the bank brohans
Well the people who drafted gabbert are no long in the front office or the sidelines, so I think it will be an open competition and Chad Henne should win it.
I do not think there was enough difference between the play of Gabbert or Henne last season to suggest that whichever starts will change the prospects for MJD.
i do not remember chad henne ever hiding from a lineman or falling down because he got scared so at least he has that going for him brohan
You seem to have a lot of shtick for Gabbert, but his play improved in 2012 and he did a good job of improving his pocket awareness and stability. As it relates to MJD, I do not see any reason to adjust his projections based on who ends up the starter at QB in Jax.
i cannot think of an active player that i dislike more than him i just honestly think he is super lousy and stole money from the jags team and now they are stuck with him and it is messing up the team for a decade its like ryan leaf but without the crazy
I think you have been clear on your opinion of Gabbert. If you were repeating it because you were concerned that people were not understanding, you can stop.
Can you guys move this to the Gabbert thread and keep this discussion to MJD? Noone here is interested in your bickering.
Bickering? I was posting about MJD and asked him to stop posting about Gabbert. How about you add a little "be excellent" to your own posting before you start in on others?

 
He's an awful gamble at his ADP.His bone on bone knee most definitely got worse not being able to keep it loose due to another horrific injury, the dreaded Lis franc.Very happy that some suckers will take him early leaving much better gambles for the rest of us. He'll be one if the biggest busts of 2013 season.
Link? Would love to read more about this.
bone on bone knees get worse with time,not better. It is a degenerative condition. His knee is most likely worse now then it was back in 2011 his first year back from the injury.

Also good luck with a 28 yr old RB coming back to form from the Lis Franc, it just doesn't happen.

So many major risks with MJD and people are completely discounting those risks and consider him the the same as the 24 yr old pre injury version of himself.

Like i said, i love seeing people think this damaged goods RB is worth a 2nd round pick. With all the risks considered he's a 5th-6th round pick, and that's being generous.

 
jacksonville did not add a rb this offseason but they are still also the only team in the nfl to start a guy who poops in his pants when he sees a defender at qb so maybe mjd will have a big year because dwane gabberts best move is to hand the ball off and curl up in a fetal position fall down to the gorund and then count the money he stole from one of the proudest and historied frannchies in the nfl take that to the bank brohans
Isnt Jacksonville an expansion team?? Not very "historied".
 
Several misconceptions going on here

- Forget the knee injury history, the bigger concern might be the foot he injured. He was in a walking boot until late March and just started jogging in early April.

- The Jags did pick up Justin Forsett and they have indicated that Denard Robinson will be used in some RB situations

- Just my opinion, but I don't think you can look at MJD's season when Gabbert was a rookie because that was JDR trying to hang onto his job by running his feature back into the ground.

 
Also, his foot injury was a Lis Franc despite Mularkey's denial and he did end up having surgery.

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/4/2/4175142/maurice-jones-drew-injury-update-jaguars
Ugh, that's enough to scare me off of a guy with a lot of mileage and a bad team... He's an awesome talent, so I could see him being a steal at his current ADP of 23rd overall, but it's hard to like his situation. Looking at the ADP, there aren't any RBs going right after him that I want on my team (Ridley, Murray, Gore). But if you are in a 12 team league, you probably already have a solid RB1 at that point, so you can afford to go for Gronk or a WR there.

 
I have spent all of MJD's career being wrong about him. I used to listen to him talk on the radio before he was drafted, having a chip on his shoulder and saying fantasy owners should take him, not Reggie Bush, and he was right.

Then he kept saying he was going to be good when I thought for sure he was blocked by Fred Taylor or some better options, etc. He was right.

Then he said before 2011 he should be the #1 Rb off the board. I didn't listen. He was right.

but NOW....NOW MJD..I have you right where I want you..MWUHAHAHA! I've got your kryptonite, baby...or should I say, your Lis Franc-nite.

I don't care who you are or what you are or what you say...when you have Lis Franc surgery, you DO NO COME BACK for at least 18 months to your old self and I haven't seen you taking blood transfusions from Adrian Peterson. If I had a child name Lis Franc, I wouldn't touch it so I Am avoiding you Mr. Jones-Drew!

 
Shutout said:
I have spent all of MJD's career being wrong about him. I used to listen to him talk on the radio before he was drafted, having a chip on his shoulder and saying fantasy owners should take him, not Reggie Bush, and he was right.

Then he kept saying he was going to be good when I thought for sure he was blocked by Fred Taylor or some better options, etc. He was right.

Then he said before 2011 he should be the #1 Rb off the board. I didn't listen. He was right.

but NOW....NOW MJD..I have you right where I want you..MWUHAHAHA! I've got your kryptonite, baby...or should I say, your Lis Franc-nite.

I don't care who you are or what you are or what you say...when you have Lis Franc surgery, you DO NO COME BACK for at least 18 months to your old self and I haven't seen you taking blood transfusions from Adrian Peterson. If I had a child name Lis Franc, I wouldn't touch it so I Am avoiding you Mr. Jones-Drew!
Dunno. Hes jogging and says it feels good. Hes telling you he'll be full speed by the end of next month, 3 months before the season starts.

 
What do people think of Denard Robinson and his chance to pick up some touches as a RB this year to lighten the load on MJD?

 
What do people think of Denard Robinson and his chance to pick up some touches as a RB this year to lighten the load on MJD?
They're listing him at running back, but he's not going to be ready to take many snaps at NFL running back. They'll probably try to get him some touches here and there in space.Forsett is the guy that already knows the zone run-blocking scheme and has a lifetime average of 4.9.
 
I came across this in a daily mail-bag from April 30th that John Oehser (head writer for the Jags) does for Jaguars.com:

"Pete Prisco, in one of his post-draft radio shows, said that when he saw MJD he appeared to be 25-30 lbs heavier and looked out of shape. Obviously Maurice isn't able to run due to his injury, but have you seen him lately and is this true? Do you think MJD will show up to camp out of shape?

John: Jones-Drew is almost certainly heavier than his playing weight. Gus Bradley said as much recently – I believe it was at the NFL Owners Meetings. Jones-Drew didn’t work out for about three months after foot surgery, and he certainly didn’t return to Jacksonville in playing shape. That’s OK, because they don’t play games in March. Training camp starts in three months. The Jaguars aren’t worried about Jones-Drew being in shape when it begins. His history suggests that won’t be an issue."

The answer from John downplayed the weight issue, but it makes me very wary. A player trying to run and get back in shape after a major lis franc injury with that much extra weight is a big concern in my opinion. I love MJD, but the fact that he still isn't ready for practice, and is out of shape, raises some big red flags for me. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't like this.

 
I came across this in a daily mail-bag from April 30th that John Oehser (head writer for the Jags) does for Jaguars.com:"Pete Prisco, in one of his post-draft radio shows, said that when he saw MJD he appeared to be 25-30 lbs heavier and looked out of shape. Obviously Maurice isn't able to run due to his injury, but have you seen him lately and is this true? Do you think MJD will show up to camp out of shape?John: Jones-Drew is almost certainly heavier than his playing weight. Gus Bradley said as much recently – I believe it was at the NFL Owners Meetings. Jones-Drew didn’t work out for about three months after foot surgery, and he certainly didn’t return to Jacksonville in playing shape. That’s OK, because they don’t play games in March. Training camp starts in three months. The Jaguars aren’t worried about Jones-Drew being in shape when it begins. His history suggests that won’t be an issue."The answer from John downplayed the weight issue, but it makes me very wary. A player trying to run and get back in shape after a major lis franc injury with that much extra weight is a big concern in my opinion. I love MJD, but the fact that he still isn't ready for practice, and is out of shape, raises some big red flags for me. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't like this.
Just ignore all the red flags with him and take the leap in the 2nd round of your drafts. TIA

 
I came across this in a daily mail-bag from April 30th that John Oehser (head writer for the Jags) does for Jaguars.com:"Pete Prisco, in one of his post-draft radio shows, said that when he saw MJD he appeared to be 25-30 lbs heavier and looked out of shape. Obviously Maurice isn't able to run due to his injury, but have you seen him lately and is this true? Do you think MJD will show up to camp out of shape?John: Jones-Drew is almost certainly heavier than his playing weight. Gus Bradley said as much recently – I believe it was at the NFL Owners Meetings. Jones-Drew didn’t work out for about three months after foot surgery, and he certainly didn’t return to Jacksonville in playing shape. That’s OK, because they don’t play games in March. Training camp starts in three months. The Jaguars aren’t worried about Jones-Drew being in shape when it begins. His history suggests that won’t be an issue."The answer from John downplayed the weight issue, but it makes me very wary. A player trying to run and get back in shape after a major lis franc injury with that much extra weight is a big concern in my opinion. I love MJD, but the fact that he still isn't ready for practice, and is out of shape, raises some big red flags for me. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't like this.
I have zero concerns about him being out of shape- I don't think he even had the boot off while the owners meetings were happening.

If healthy, he'll be in shape and play great. That's a big "if" though.

 
Dude's playing for his retirement, I think we'll see a very motivated MJD.

Maurice Jones-Drew wants to play at 205 pounds this season.

Jones-Drew is listed at 210 pounds on the team's official website, but he says he played at 217 last season and is even heavier than that right now. The 28-year-old played at 205 while at UCLA. Entering a contract year, MJD's goal is to "come back in great shape and be the best player I have been or even better." Apr 18 - 8:20 PM

(Rotoworld)
 
I came across this in a daily mail-bag from April 30th that John Oehser (head writer for the Jags) does for Jaguars.com:"Pete Prisco, in one of his post-draft radio shows, said that when he saw MJD he appeared to be 25-30 lbs heavier and looked out of shape. Obviously Maurice isn't able to run due to his injury, but have you seen him lately and is this true? Do you think MJD will show up to camp out of shape?John: Jones-Drew is almost certainly heavier than his playing weight. Gus Bradley said as much recently – I believe it was at the NFL Owners Meetings. Jones-Drew didn’t work out for about three months after foot surgery, and he certainly didn’t return to Jacksonville in playing shape. That’s OK, because they don’t play games in March. Training camp starts in three months. The Jaguars aren’t worried about Jones-Drew being in shape when it begins. His history suggests that won’t be an issue."The answer from John downplayed the weight issue, but it makes me very wary. A player trying to run and get back in shape after a major lis franc injury with that much extra weight is a big concern in my opinion. I love MJD, but the fact that he still isn't ready for practice, and is out of shape, raises some big red flags for me. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't like this.
I have zero concerns about him being out of shape- I don't think he even had the boot off while the owners meetings were happening. If healthy, he'll be in shape and play great. That's a big "if" though.
Prisco was talking about MJD being overweight after the draft, and John was just referencing something said by the coaches to verify the fact that MJD had been overweight for a while.My concern is the getting in shape on a bum foot while that overweight. Running and planting on a foot healing from a lis franc, while 25+ pounds overweight, sounds pretty dicey. I'm a big MJD fan, and I know he has a sick work ethic, but I don't like the picture I'm seeing right now. Couple that with the fact that he tends to hide issues and just tough them out, makes me feel he is very big gamble this season.
 
I came across this in a daily mail-bag from April 30th that John Oehser (head writer for the Jags) does for Jaguars.com:"Pete Prisco, in one of his post-draft radio shows, said that when he saw MJD he appeared to be 25-30 lbs heavier and looked out of shape. Obviously Maurice isn't able to run due to his injury, but have you seen him lately and is this true? Do you think MJD will show up to camp out of shape?John: Jones-Drew is almost certainly heavier than his playing weight. Gus Bradley said as much recently – I believe it was at the NFL Owners Meetings. Jones-Drew didn’t work out for about three months after foot surgery, and he certainly didn’t return to Jacksonville in playing shape. That’s OK, because they don’t play games in March. Training camp starts in three months. The Jaguars aren’t worried about Jones-Drew being in shape when it begins. His history suggests that won’t be an issue."The answer from John downplayed the weight issue, but it makes me very wary. A player trying to run and get back in shape after a major lis franc injury with that much extra weight is a big concern in my opinion. I love MJD, but the fact that he still isn't ready for practice, and is out of shape, raises some big red flags for me. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't like this.
I have zero concerns about him being out of shape- I don't think he even had the boot off while the owners meetings were happening. If healthy, he'll be in shape and play great. That's a big "if" though.
Prisco was talking about MJD being overweight after the draft, and John was just referencing something said by the coaches to verify the fact that MJD had been overweight for a while.My concern is the getting in shape on a bum foot while that overweight. Running and planting on a foot healing from a lis franc, while 25+ pounds overweight, sounds pretty dicey. I'm a big MJD fan, and I know he has a sick work ethic, but I don't like the picture I'm seeing right now. Couple that with the fact that he tends to hide issues and just tough them out, makes me feel he is very big gamble this season.
It doesn't say when Prisco saw him, and we don't know how overweight he was. The comments from the coach were the ones I was referring to.

There are ways to get in shape without putting lots of stress on your foot- he's a professional, surrounded by professional trainers and staff, I doubt they are just going to rush him back to full out running and planting, especially if he's 25+ lbs. overweight.

The injury is a very real concern. The weight really isn't, at least not to me.

 
The guy was practically round in stature already. He is at risk of being wider than tall if he gains too much.

 
humpback, on 03 May 2013 - 16:48, said:The injury is a very real concern. The weight really isn't, at least not to me.
:goodposting: Lisfranc is no joke -- as far as I can tell he'll either return more or less back to normal, or his career will be over. So far it sounds like he's making a pretty good recovery, but it's still early.The weight is a non-issue.
 
What do people think of Denard Robinson and his chance to pick up some touches as a RB this year to lighten the load on MJD?
They're listing him at running back, but he's not going to be ready to take many snaps at NFL running back. They'll probably try to get him some touches here and there in space.Forsett is the guy that already knows the zone run-blocking scheme and has a lifetime average of 4.9.
Fifth-round pick Denard Robinson lined up at tailback and receiver as the Jaguars opened rookie minicamp on Friday.Robinson "broke several long runs" and "caught all but one pass" intended for him while working with the first-team offense. "I know he’s certainly a weapon from looking at all his college film," observed playcaller Jedd Fisch. "Now, it’s a matter of what can he do best for us." Robinson will get plenty of running back reps in full-squad OTAs as Maurice Jones-Drew continues his foot rehab.Source: Detroit Free Press May 3 - 7:58 PM
 
I came across this in a daily mail-bag from April 30th that John Oehser (head writer for the Jags) does for Jaguars.com:"Pete Prisco, in one of his post-draft radio shows, said that when he saw MJD he appeared to be 25-30 lbs heavier and looked out of shape. Obviously Maurice isn't able to run due to his injury, but have you seen him lately and is this true? Do you think MJD will show up to camp out of shape?John: Jones-Drew is almost certainly heavier than his playing weight. Gus Bradley said as much recently – I believe it was at the NFL Owners Meetings. Jones-Drew didn’t work out for about three months after foot surgery, and he certainly didn’t return to Jacksonville in playing shape. That’s OK, because they don’t play games in March. Training camp starts in three months. The Jaguars aren’t worried about Jones-Drew being in shape when it begins. His history suggests that won’t be an issue."The answer from John downplayed the weight issue, but it makes me very wary. A player trying to run and get back in shape after a major lis franc injury with that much extra weight is a big concern in my opinion. I love MJD, but the fact that he still isn't ready for practice, and is out of shape, raises some big red flags for me. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't like this.
I have zero concerns about him being out of shape- I don't think he even had the boot off while the owners meetings were happening. If healthy, he'll be in shape and play great. That's a big "if" though.
Prisco was talking about MJD being overweight after the draft, and John was just referencing something said by the coaches to verify the fact that MJD had been overweight for a while.My concern is the getting in shape on a bum foot while that overweight. Running and planting on a foot healing from a lis franc, while 25+ pounds overweight, sounds pretty dicey. I'm a big MJD fan, and I know he has a sick work ethic, but I don't like the picture I'm seeing right now. Couple that with the fact that he tends to hide issues and just tough them out, makes me feel he is very big gamble this season.
It doesn't say when Prisco saw him, and we don't know how overweight he was. The comments from the coach were the ones I was referring to. There are ways to get in shape without putting lots of stress on your foot- he's a professional, surrounded by professional trainers and staff, I doubt they are just going to rush him back to full out running and planting, especially if he's 25+ lbs. overweight. The injury is a very real concern. The weight really isn't, at least not to me.
Fair enough. I understand where you're coming from, I'm just not sure I agree. I certinly hope he comes back 100%, I just don't like how it looks right now. He's running every other day, so let's see where he is by the end of the month, when they are nearing the camps. He's only a bit over a month out of the walking boot, and a little over 4 months removed from surgery on his lis franc, so even if he participates, I'm still wary.
 
What do people think of Denard Robinson and his chance to pick up some touches as a RB this year to lighten the load on MJD?
They're listing him at running back, but he's not going to be ready to take many snaps at NFL running back. They'll probably try to get him some touches here and there in space.Forsett is the guy that already knows the zone run-blocking scheme and has a lifetime average of 4.9.
Fifth-round pick Denard Robinson lined up at tailback and receiver as the Jaguars opened rookie minicamp on Friday.Robinson "broke several long runs" and "caught all but one pass" intended for him while working with the first-team offense. "I know he’s certainly a weapon from looking at all his college film," observed playcaller Jedd Fisch. "Now, it’s a matter of what can he do best for us." Robinson will get plenty of running back reps in full-squad OTAs as Maurice Jones-Drew continues his foot rehab.Source: Detroit Free Press May 3 - 7:58 PM
Another Rotoworld blurb...Speaking in a Tuesday radio interview, GM David Caldwell said the Jaguars hope to get fifth-round pick Denard Robinson 10-15 touches per game as a rookie.It's a huge number — likely an unrealistic one — but proof of how high the Jags are on the former quarterback's playmaking ability. The vast majority of Robinson's touches should come as a change-of-pace running back, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him run a few routes as a receiver. It sounds like Robinson will beat out veteran Justin Forsett to be Maurice Jones-Drew's primary backup if all goes to plan for the Jags. Robinson is an intriguing Dynasty-league prospect.Source: Alex Marvez on Twitter May 7 - 8:47 PM
 
Dude's playing for his retirement, I think we'll see a very motivated MJD.

Maurice Jones-Drew wants to play at 205 pounds this season.

Jones-Drew is listed at 210 pounds on the team's official website, but he says he played at 217 last season and is even heavier than that right now. The 28-year-old played at 205 while at UCLA. Entering a contract year, MJD's goal is to "come back in great shape and be the best player I have been or even better." Apr 18 - 8:20 PM

(Rotoworld)
He played at 217 despite being in the middle of a holdout fighting to get a new deal. Now even though he weighs more than he did last year were supposed to believe he's finally going to be the 'best shape of his life' because he wants a new contract? :confused:

 

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