Sunday, August 19, 2012

MoJo Needs to End His No Show

If Maurice Jones Drew was hoping to gain some leverage for a new contract in preseason than things are not going according to his plan. Last season Jones Drew was the entire offense of the Jaguars but this preseason Blaine Gabbert has looked impressive and to make things worse for MJD Rashad Jennings is looking like a feature back. This is making it even easier for Shad Khan to hold firm on his stance of not giving Jones Drew any more money. In an interview with Micheal Silver Khan said,
He's not here, and that's his decision. Believe me, it's not a great concern. You hope for the best, and you plan for the worst. Our goals for the season don't change, and if he isn't here, he isn't here. I don't control it. It's his choice. I've been involved in many kind of industrial business dealings. I've encountered strikes and violence. And if you don't handle that, you're not around to see them through. Believe me, on a zero-to-10 level of stress, this doesn't even move the needle.

From those comments it looks like the Jaguars are staying true to their words and MJD is also losing respect among fans. I've seen many fans comments about wanting to trade him or that he is under contract and should shut up and show up. Now the Jaguars aren't going to trade their most marketable player nor should they and to the fans that say he's under contract and should show up, I would say you don't understand NFL contracts very well. The problem with fans saying that or even worse Mr. Khan's comments about being under contract is that neither side honors their contract. If MJD blows out his knee this year and can't play again, then the Jaguars would cut him and not pay him the final year of his contract. NFL contracts are get while the getting is good kind of deals. I have always said I am behind what MJD is doing and understand why he is doing it. With that said at some point you have know that it's not going to happen and come into work.

When Maurice comes in is anyone's guess. The Jaguars could of handled this much better than what they have also. Taking a hardline stance wasn't the best choice but now they have backed themselves into a corner. They have made it almost impossible to try to work anything out. Hopefully this gets worked out soon because this offense looks like it could be good and I for one want to be yelling DREEEEEEEWWWWW at Everbank Field this year.

1 comment:

  1. glad to see u starting to move ur stance. im sick of seeing all these athletes who already make a killing think that they deserve more- especially when he just had his contract redone a few years ago! it just goes to show the selfish nature of some of these athletes. Yeah he had a great 2011 but modern day NFL running backs dont last and i was glad from the beginning to see the Jags stand firm. He clearly is more concerned with fattening his wallet than helping to build this up-and-coming team. Its time to trade in the MJD jersey for a Jennings (go Liberty!). I like their offseason moves and it looks like they're all starting together and heading in the right direction. It'd be nice if their best player had that same attitude.