Maurice Jones-Drew to host fantasy football show

M. Jones-Drew.jpgJack Del Rio might have something to say about this one.

Sirius XM announced that Maurice Jones-Drew will host a fantasy football-themed show on Friday nights during the NFL season.  Del Rio famously put the kibosh on a David Garrard program scheduled on Friday nights last year because the coach enjoys treating his players like children and would apparently rather they go out clubbing than sit in a studio and talk about football.

Jones-Drew, the third-overall ranked player in Rotoworld’s award-winning online draft guide (like we were going to pass up a chance for an early plug), could theoretically tape the show earlier in the week if he doesn’t plan to take live calls.

18 responses to “Maurice Jones-Drew to host fantasy football show

  1. Jones-Drew is good, and Garrard is not.
    I would love to see JDR try to pull the plug on this one.

  2. i hate that they rip the Jags on this sight….
    NO I DONT WANT MY QB DOING A RADIO SHOW EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT WHEN WE ARE PAYING HIM TONS OF MONEY TO WIN US GAMES>>>WATCH FILM
    the game is TWO days away
    how can you blame a coach for asking his player to do the show earlier in the week….

  3. “…because the coach enjoys treating his players like children and would apparently rather they go out clubbing then sit in a studio and talk about football.”
    So you spoke to Del Rio to get his input on this situation and found that he enjoys treating his players like children? Considering the show- of course there would be no time after a Friday show for the players to go out clubbing, right?
    PFT gets lazier by the day- content to make snide comments rather than conducting journalism. Luckily all of the PFT staff shares Florio’s disdain for those with the skill to actually coach or play the sport they can only report about. Or more often comment on on reports made by others.

  4. @AlanSaysYo,
    He apologized to all of his “owners” for that. How many other NFL stars have apologized to their owners for playing like crap or doing the wrong thing?
    I wan’t an apology from Brad Childress for blowing everyone out so bad last year that my boy AP hardly ever broke the 100 yard mark.

  5. MJD is our bread and butter, no way does JDR pull the plug. Garrard needed to play better, not host radio shows.
    And I don’t see it as JDR treating his players like children, he just wants everyone’s head in the right place and let’s face it, David’s wasn’t always there last season.

  6. We get it Rosenthal you don’t like the jags you can stop being a tool about it at anytime.
    Jack del rio is the coach if he says no its no do you see the patriots going on the radio or sports shows every week? No because Belicheat thinks it would mess with players on game day.
    Players should be totally focused on the games during the season. When the season is over let them do as they please. When they are playing games everyone should eaither be practicing or watching film.

  7. MJD is not only a great RB on an average team that has very few other offensive weapons, he is the type of standup guy that the NFL needs more of and I think his fantasy show will be a hit.

  8. “Del Rio famously put the kibosh on a David Garrard program scheduled on Friday nights last year because the coach enjoys treating his players like children and would apparently rather they go out clubbing then sit in a studio and talk about football.”
    Nice try but here is the direct quote from Del Rio when it happened. Also, I would like to point out that no other QB in the league has a Friday radio show.
    “I’ve let my feelings be known to David about what’s most important late in the week,” Del Rio said. “It’s very important for us as a football team to, when you’re less than 48 hours from the game, to make sure your attention is on the game, your focus is on the game.
    “If you’re not studying film, you ought to be relaxing with the family. So, those are my thoughts. I conveyed them to him.”

  9. I think this will be a little different than last year. The show David was on last year should have never happened. People were calling up David to complain about the team, ticket sales, Tim Tebow, Ect. I listened and thought why whould Garrard put himself through this. A few weeks later”JDR pulled the plug” it was the perfect out. I dont think for a second JDR cared I just think he did David Garrard a favor.

  10. It still won’t help sell any Jags tickets. However, at least MJD might remind people that Jacksonville is, in fact, still an NFL team.

  11. “CleanSlaton says:
    June 30, 2010 12:08 PM
    It still won’t help sell any Jags tickets. However, at least MJD might remind people that Jacksonville is, in fact, still an NFL team.”
    After being swept by the Jaguars last year, Texans fans don’t need to be reminded.

  12. While JDR didn’t say it, I think part of the reason he stopped the Garrard show was because he was talking about the upcoming game and possibly talking about “strategy”. Also, as mentioned above, potential for abuse by the local market.
    Being on a national show and only talking about fantasy football should be a less “onerous” proposition to JDR and I think it’ll be kept on.

  13. Why would you want your best player giving out free PR? If they sell to many tickets, they won’t be able to move to LA. 🙂

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