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Mularkey likes how Jaguars look, would have liked to see Jones-Drew

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Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is the only healthy player under contract to the Jaguars who isn’t participating in the team’s voluntary offseason work, apparently because he wants more money. Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey was happy with what he saw on Tuesday, but would have been even happier to see Jones-Drew there.

I was extremely pleased with the focus and really liked the tempo,” Mularkey said, via the Florida Times-Union. “I talk about energy a lot. These guys had great energy out there for April 17. We got a lot accomplished, more than I think our coaching staff thought we could. A really good start.”

But Mularkey admitted that it could have been even better if the Jaguars’ best player had attended.

It would’ve been nice to have Maurice Jones-Drew here,” Mularkey said. “I can’t ask any of them to be here, we want them to be here, only for, if anything, it’s called orientation camp. Just to kind of get a feel for how we are, what they can expect from us and he just was one of the no shows.”

Asked about the report that Jones-Drew is unhappy with his contract, Mularkey said, “I’m unaware of that.”

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39 Responses to “Mularkey likes how Jaguars look, would have liked to see Jones-Drew”
  1. jhart615 says: Apr 18, 2012 11:28 AM

    Jones-Drew is one of the elite running backs in the league. You know what you’re going to get from him and he’ll be fine. He deserves a new deal, but he won’t hold out.

  2. wisjeff says: Apr 18, 2012 11:29 AM

    I thought it was 2 weeks of strength and conditioning and coaches couldn’t even observe for those 2 weeks…….what the blank is going on here????

  3. joetoronto says: Apr 18, 2012 11:30 AM

    ked about the report that Jones-Drew is unhappy with his contract, Mularkey said, “I’m unaware of that.”

    He’s unaware that the only good player on his whole team wants a new deal.

    Not good.

  4. rollteal says: Apr 18, 2012 11:35 AM

    Well if MJD is unhappy then that will be settled because he is 27 and 8 highest paid RB in the NFL he is looking at the facts he wants to be paid before his wheels wear out.

  5. sportsmeccabi says: Apr 18, 2012 11:36 AM

    He likes what he saw? Must not have watched the passing part of practice.

  6. eastsideballa says: Apr 18, 2012 11:37 AM

    No reason in the world why Florida has 3 NFL teams especially when the jaguars can’t even sell out the capacity of a movie theater.

  7. shackdelrio says: Apr 18, 2012 11:42 AM

    There has been no mention from Jones-Drew of wanting a new deal.

    He hasn’t informed the team he wants a new deal.

    In past offseasons, he has worked out in California instead of in Jacksonville.

    Like Chris Mortensen said last night on ESPN, he has never been there for voluntary workouts and has always shown up in shape and ready to go when training camp starts.

  8. drewsg says: Apr 18, 2012 11:42 AM

    I like MJD, but whatever happened to honoring your contract?

  9. 2dollarpbrs says: Apr 18, 2012 11:43 AM

    He likes how the Jags look?

    Christ imagine if he saw any of the other 31 NFL teams

  10. buckhuckster says: Apr 18, 2012 11:50 AM

    Maybe MJD was there conditioning but nobody looked down.

    Kidding aside, I can understand why MJD wants more $$$, the guy takes up 95% of Jaguars offensive plays. He pretty much touches the ball more than Gabbert.

  11. shackdelrio says: Apr 18, 2012 11:52 AM

    “eastsideballa says:
    Apr 18, 2012 11:37 AM
    No reason in the world why Florida has 3 NFL teams especially when the jaguars can’t even sell out the capacity of a movie theater.”

    What does that say about the Bucs and Dolphins?

    2011 ave home attendace:

    Jacksonville – 62,331
    Miami – 60,886
    Tampa Bay – 56,614

  12. slammincamnewton says: Apr 18, 2012 11:54 AM

    Maybe the Jags and Vikings can take all their best players and form one 6-10 team in Los Angeles.

  13. blitzinc43 says: Apr 18, 2012 11:56 AM

    As a close friend of the association,

    I see the jaguars still regressing this year… are you kidding me with that b.s. use of mercedes last year… MJD is like the back in Any Given Sunday.. looking for numbers

    Unless Mularkey puts the team concept there in Jacksonville

    Gabbert will be facing Barkley in a very one-sided 2013 training camp battle

  14. ebaileymershon says: Apr 18, 2012 12:02 PM

    Time for a post on MJD and Matt Forte have the same agent. Bears can’t get a deal done for Forte and MJD is a no show. they may need better representation.

  15. rollteal says: Apr 18, 2012 12:11 PM

    Hey slammin cam & eastsideballa
    Do y’all even know Anything relative about Jacksonville besides what you hear on the four letter station or what you want to conjure up. Jaguars attendance is fine especially compared to the other Florida Teams. Not to mention people forgot we still have a lease until 2029, so don’t speak about a subject you know nothing or little about.

  16. damnsureis says: Apr 18, 2012 12:15 PM

    If he likes what he saw but didn’t see MJD out there then he’s probably watching footage from the late 1990′s.

  17. cheapseater says: Apr 18, 2012 12:18 PM

    I thought it was 2 weeks of strength and conditioning and coaches couldn’t even observe for those 2 weeks…….what the blank is going on here????

    __________________________________

    Teams with new head coaches get a two week head start.

  18. jag8r904 says: Apr 18, 2012 12:34 PM

    @blitzinc43 Just wondering, when you say “MJD is like the back in Any Given Sunday…looking for numbers,” are you referring to the guy who took a knee on the goal line to pass up a TD to run clock and set up a GW FG to help his team win? Now THAT ready sounds like being infatuated with stats.

    Do you just spout off random B.S. or know what you’re talking about.

    You don’t seem like a “close friend of the association” more like facebook friends or a distant acquaintance.

  19. jcjaguar says: Apr 18, 2012 12:44 PM

    And I thought there were knowledgeable fans on this site.

  20. emaimo80 says: Apr 18, 2012 12:58 PM

    eastsideballa get your facts straight. Average attendance was 63,000 for the last two years. I don’t know of any movie theatre that size. You?

  21. nationalmediacansuckit says: Apr 18, 2012 1:01 PM

    eastsideballa says:
    Apr 18, 2012 11:37 AM
    No reason in the world why Florida has 3 NFL teams especially when the jaguars can’t even sell out the capacity of a movie theater.
    —————————————–
    That’s ignorance at it’s finest. The Jax supports their team better than Miami and especially Tampa. Tampa has been blacked out TWO years straight except one game(fact, looknit up), but you wouldn’t know is because it’s conveniently always left out nationally. There was a game last year where the Bucs had 36k in attendance.

    Look I know people like yourself and this joetoronto, who by the way is a Raider fan (you know, the team with 87 blackouts since 1995 don’t) are the definition of ignorant and oblivious. At least learn to think on your own and stop being puppets the way the national media wants you to be and it’s obviously working.

  22. emaimo80 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:08 PM

    In 2011, #Jaguars have a higher average attendance than the Cardinals, Raiders, Dolphins, Rams, Bucs, Bengalsq

  23. kayakattack says: Apr 18, 2012 1:14 PM

    Fred Taylor never came to these either.. not surprised that his replacement has taken advantage of not being at something voluntary..

  24. jagfan8030 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:36 PM

    Screw y’all haters! For some reason everyone has to talk bout my team well it’s ok just wait and see afc south tittle this year

  25. bchapman2011 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:45 PM

    This team was very foolish for letting Coughlin go. He was the best thing going for that orginization. They were 14-2 with him and they let him go! Bet you would like to have that decision back Jacksonville.

  26. granadafan says: Apr 18, 2012 1:45 PM

    MJD is already well compensated for his elite play. It’s not the Jags fault that MJD chose to sign a very long term contract with zero comprehension of the increase of salaries each year. For players it’s called jealousy that another player, due to team needs or market conditions, signed a larger contract years after he signed his big contract. Normally I’m on the side of players, but not in the case of players like MJD who sign large multiyear contracts and then whine when the market surpasses that contract. He is already WELL compensated.

  27. ruthlssjag says: Apr 18, 2012 2:10 PM

    WoW, everyone bashing the Jags are fans of other teams who are currently just as bad, if not worse. However, the skies the limit for the Jags “when” the passing game comes to life, which we ALL know it will, along with a top 5 Defense & the NFL rushing leader. Geez, I’ll be the first to personally guarantee a playoff berth this year, so BOOYAA. Fans in any site, particularly this one, are absurd, ignorant, mislead & easily fooled. Of course I wouldn’t expect any of you in here to know that due to the delusional bullshiz you haters fall for.
    Duval it is..
    I’m outee

  28. effedinLA says: Apr 18, 2012 2:11 PM

    MJD was there, he was just underneath one of the “sold out” tarps.

  29. piglesias20 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:25 PM

    This is for all those idiots arguing attendance. I have lived in Tampa and in Jacksonville within the last 3 years. Average cost of a nose bleed ticket in Tampa was $50-$65 each game (plus $25 to park). Jacksonville I spent $300 for an entire season 10 rows up. You can not compare the two. The economy is the main factor in Tampa, not the fan base. I think the Jags have a dedicated fan base but it was just too damn expensive to go to a Buc’s game. Especially if they suck. Why would I want to spend $100 (not including drinks or food) to sit in 100 degree nose bleed seats to watch how miserable my team was.i would rather only go to 1 or 2 games that count every year. In Jax I spent $70 or less every Sunday including ticket, beers (plural), and parking. Its double the cost every Sunday in a city with a higher cost of living. Math is never wrong. 1 Bucs fan=2 Jags fans plain and simple. Even Tim Tebow said he didn’t want to go to the Jags!!! He could have run that city like he was Jesus himself…Oh wait everyone there thinks he is.

  30. rollteal says: Apr 18, 2012 2:41 PM

    piglesias20 wrong it’s the Gator fans wanted tebow here, True Jacksonville Jaguars fans did not because The whole circus that would’ve followed him.

  31. phinfan says: Apr 18, 2012 2:49 PM

    “eastsideballa says:
    Apr 18, 2012 11:37 AM
    No reason in the world why Florida has 3 NFL teams especially when the jaguars can’t even sell out the capacity of a movie theater.”

    What does that say about the Bucs and Dolphins?

    2011 ave home attendace:

    Jacksonville – 62,331
    Miami – 60,886
    Tampa Bay – 56,614
    ——

    I have to agree with that… someone was not paying attention by placing 3 nfl teams in one of the worst states ECONOMICALLY and demographically (not discriminating here) but seriously someone dropped the ball on this. Other than NY and California, 3 nfl team states are a bad idea.

  32. rollteal says: Apr 18, 2012 2:50 PM

    effedinLA and Joe Toronto & everyone.
    Everbank Field has more capacity with TARPS !! Then Solder Field, Lucas Oil, Oakland Coliseum, UofP stadium, The Metrodome, Ford Field, Heinz Field ( at this moment) Paul Brown Stadium, R.J. Stadium, EJ Dome and Seattle’s field.

  33. heavybongrip420 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:50 PM

    Oh and I almost forgot Florio and former DE Hugh Douglas ARE BOYS. Now it all makes sense. A disgruntled ex player and a journalist who knows as much about the NFL as I do rocket science.

  34. mtheparrothead says: Apr 18, 2012 3:34 PM

    Piglesias,

    That’s a flat out lie. I sit 20 rows up in the end zone and pay 580 a seat, which are the cheapest in the lower bowl. $300 seats are the high 400 nosebleed seats way off to the side. Served.

  35. ebaileymershon says: Apr 18, 2012 4:18 PM

    NFL:

    It’s about TV and population: Yes LA is not represented right now but:

    1 California 37,253,956 (3 Teams)
    2 Texas 25,145,561 ( 2 Teams)
    3 New York 19,378,102 ( 3 Teams)
    4 Florida 18,801,310 ( 3 Teams)
    5 Illinois 12,830,632 (1 Team)
    6 Pennsylvania 12,702,379 (2 Teams)
    7 Ohio 11,536,504 ( 1 Team)
    8 Michigan 9,883,640 ( 1 Team)
    9 Georgia 9,687,653 (1 Team)
    10 North Carolina 9,535,483 ( 1 Team)

    Save this for November when counting Electoral College votes.

  36. blakspartan says: Apr 18, 2012 5:18 PM

    Maurice jones drew deserve a nice contract he is almost 30 which is considered old in the nfl

  37. nationalmediacansuckit says: Apr 18, 2012 7:38 PM

    @ebailymershon
    You make a great point with your numbers. I like it. I’m sure it just slipped your mind but Ohio has two teams, Cincy and Cleveland. Either way the numbers never lie. Good work.

    Here’s the problem Jaguar fans. ESPN, NFL Network and all talking heads across the country have unified and made their statement about Jacksonville. For so many people to hate a team and city its obvious they have nothing else going, follow all their peers and can’t think for themselves. For whatever reason, who knows why, they have pushed their agenda hardcore and they have the entire NFL world including fans on board. This team needs to win and win now so all these blowhards can go to you know where.

  38. fruitcovejag says: Apr 18, 2012 7:56 PM

    effedinla that was a good one! (no sarcasm, lol) MJD was there, he was taking a nap under one of the tarps after having a pizza delivered. The facts have been stated over and over again and we support our team, considering the stadium and market size, as well as anyone else in the league. We don’t need to argue with ignorant people that just crave attention. We don’t need to defend Jacksonville either, look around it’s beautiful. Time to get ready for the draft and some football! Go Jags!

  39. jagwar73 says: Apr 18, 2012 8:58 PM

    Well put nationalmediacansuckit and Fruitcovejag, let’s enjoy our team. Justin Blackmon at #7. A big target for Blaine with great hands!

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