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Maurice Jones-Drew’s agent: “Obviously, he’s not happy”

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The relationship between the Jaguars and holdout running back Maurice Jones-Drew is continuing to deteriorate.

It started with Jaguars owner Shad Khan saying today that the train is leaving the station and Jones-Drew better run and get on it. After that, word emerged that Jones-Drew isn’t expected to end his holdout even when the regular season starts.

And now Jones-Drew’s agent Adisa Bakari has told the Associated Press that Khan’s comments rubbed Jones-Drew the wrong way.

“Obviously, he’s not happy that what started as a very cordial and private conversation is now public and contentious,” Bakari said.

Khan has said repeatedly that he’s not interested in giving Jones-Drew a raise, and not worried about how long Jones-Drew’s holdout might last. Bakari indicated that Jones-Drew took those comments as disrespectful.

“Maurice wants to play for an organization that wants him and for an owner who respects him and values what he brings to a team — on the field, in the locker room and in the community,” Bakari said.

It’s sounding more and more like Jones-Drew doesn’t think the Jaguars are that organization or that Khan is that owner. The problem is, Jones-Drew doesn’t have much leverage. Unless some other team blows Jacksonville away with a trade offer, the Jaguars seem ready to tell Jones-Drew that the only way he can continue his football career is to honor his contract.

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  1. skoobyfl says: Aug 21, 2012 7:28 PM

    Breaking news: A NFL player wants more money.

  2. fournora says: Aug 21, 2012 7:28 PM

    Damn, I feel for you MJD. Hang in there man.

  3. qwerty007qwerty007 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:29 PM

    “Maurice wants to play for an organization that wants him and for an owner who respects him and values what he brings to a team – on the field, in the locker room and in the community,”

    He forgot to add:

    “…and will pay him more money”

  4. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 21, 2012 7:30 PM

    MJD, you take all your time. Squeeze every penny out of the Jaguars. If Blaine Gabbart is the best help they get you with few years left in your career, it’s a tremendous insult. The Jaguars front office is terrible.

  5. mancave001 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:30 PM

    “Maurice wants to play for an organization that wants him and for an owner who respects him and values what he brings to a team – on the field, in the locker room and in the community,” Bakari said.

    =======

    You signed a contract and are decently paid. You have NO justification to hold out, and no leverage, either. And any team that would take you in a trade would have to wonder whether you’d do the same to them. Good job screwing yourself out of the best years of your career.

  6. londonlion81 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:31 PM

    Pay the man.

  7. bennyb82 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:33 PM

    Gabbert is probably crapping his pants.

  8. rbell2123 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:34 PM

    MJD would look great as a Detroit Lion, and fit right into there offense!

  9. nnagi says: Aug 21, 2012 7:35 PM

    MJD is getting terrible advice from his agent…dude, you’re under contract for 2 more years, suck it up and report to camp before you jeopardize what little time is left in your career

  10. fournora says: Aug 21, 2012 7:35 PM

    @mancave

    BS, Teams sign contracts too and don’t hesitate to cut a player when they under perform. When it’s them they have no problem not honoring a contract. When it’s the player it’s “Well you signed we expect you to honor it” blah blah..

    That argument means nothing in the NFL..

  11. nickfromjax says: Aug 21, 2012 7:36 PM

    @londonlion81. The Jaguars are more than willing to pay Jones-Drew. He just has to show up for work as he agreed to do three years ago. Pretty simple.

  12. natflagfootballleague says: Aug 21, 2012 7:36 PM

    Come to Detroit…Offensive would be nearly unstoppable with MJD, Stafford, Megatron, Young, Burleson, and Pettigrew.

    Unfortunately that damn salary cap may have something to say about this move…

  13. curtainclosed says: Aug 21, 2012 7:36 PM

    I’m indifferent to this mans’ unhappiness.

  14. nflhof says: Aug 21, 2012 7:36 PM

    MJD should give Vincent Jackson and his agents a call and see how this hold out thing worked out for them.

  15. jaggedmark says: Aug 21, 2012 7:37 PM

    Honor your contract, MJD

  16. truebuffalo says: Aug 21, 2012 7:38 PM

    Watch the Broncos trade a third and a fourth round pick for MJD. I think it be a playoff move for that team….and take a lot off of Mannings back.
    Let’s just hope that the Jets sorry asses don’t land the human wrecking ball

  17. FinFan68 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:38 PM

    I have no more respect for Jones-Drew. He is behaving like a petulant child who is struggling with finding out he is not entitled to everything he wants. Sit and earn no money…just shut up. He is complaining because he feels disrespected and his feelings are hurt. He is the one showing disrespect but he isn’t bright enough to see that.

  18. grizzois says: Aug 21, 2012 7:38 PM

    How many games did they win with him? They were last in attendance with him. He brings nothing to the franchise. He wants a raise? Good riddance.

  19. nickfromjax says: Aug 21, 2012 7:39 PM

    @voiceofreasonsays obviously hasn’t seen a Jaguars preseason game this year or read any of the reports about Gabbert’s progress coming out of Jacksonville from the same journalists who crucified him last year.

  20. saints25 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:39 PM

    He’ll go to one of the bottom feeders Of the NFL!!!! Winning teams dont need someone crying about his contract when he has 3yrs left on their current comtract

  21. dubblelznhell says: Aug 21, 2012 7:40 PM

    You signed a contract and are decently paid. You have NO justification to hold out, and no leverage, either. And any team that would take you in a trade would have to wonder whether you’d do the same to them. Good job screwing yourself out of the best years of your career.

    ——————————————————–

    They pay Mercedez Lewis about a million more than MJD. It’s insulting because MJD IS Jacksonville’s offense…as insulting as THAT is to the fans of Jacksonville who deserve more than a one man show. So, with all respect, Khan probably won’t budge…but people said the same thing about Mike Brown and Carson Palmer….

    I’d like to see MJD on an offense that isn’t filtered solely through him. And it won’t happen in Jax.

  22. bender4700 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:40 PM

    voiceofreasonsays says:
    Aug 21, 2012 7:30 PM
    MJD, you take all your time. Squeeze every penny out of the Jaguars. If Blaine Gabbart is the best help they get you with few years left in your career, it’s a tremendous insult. The Jaguars front office is terrible.

    ____________________

    I reallllllllllllly hope you are not a season ticket holder, or buy tickets to single games, or live in their market.

    MJD holding out means the FANS pay more.

    Fans are the ones that suffer during hold outs. Less quality product, higher prices.

  23. vbe2 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:40 PM

    I hope he stays out all season. Dood has a contract… Live up to your F’n word loser!

  24. downslide33 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:42 PM

    BS, Teams sign contracts too and don’t hesitate to cut a player when they under perform. When it’s them they have no problem not honoring a contract. When it’s the player it’s “Well you signed we expect you to honor it” blah blah..

    That argument means nothing in the NFL..

    ======================================
    The flaw in your argument is that the NFLPA agreed to allow non-guaranteed contracts as part of the CBA.

  25. KIR says: Aug 21, 2012 7:43 PM

    MJD Leverage starts game 1. When that team is 0-2 they’ll make a deal. If not, sit out until week 10. Next year force a trade. There are a few teams that will pay him 8 or 9 mil a year. That’s double what the Jaguars want to pay. Contracts in the NFL is laughable. There are no contacts! Remember when the Jags cut Garrad their STARTNG QB the week before the season to save 6 mil?

  26. sportsmeccabi says: Aug 21, 2012 7:44 PM

    Carolina will trade for him.

  27. 1rockyracoon says: Aug 21, 2012 7:44 PM

    If Jacksonville gave him the money he wants all of sudden he would live the owner and say how great the franchise is. It’s all about leverage and he dowsn’t have any. If he signs the team will stink, if he holds out the team will stink. So why would the owner give into his demands?

  28. nickfromjax says: Aug 21, 2012 7:45 PM

    @fournora The difference is that NFL contracts permit a team to cut a player. It’s not a breach of the contract for a team to cut a player. It is a breach of the contract for a player not to perform under a contract as agreed.

  29. egetto says: Aug 21, 2012 7:47 PM

    I wonder who his agent will be after he realizes adisa sctewed him up

  30. djlons20 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:47 PM

    Thought MJD had some class for the game. even bowe signed his tender

  31. maddenisfordorks says: Aug 21, 2012 7:48 PM

    Ohhh whoa is me …. My contract … Boo hoo.

    Where are my yacht keys, I need to blow off steam.

  32. pmeredith77 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:51 PM

    Why don’t they just give MJD some extra money on the final two years? They lead the league in cap room with about 25 million in cap space.

  33. ownbay says: Aug 21, 2012 7:53 PM

    Im with Khan on this one, MJD needs to honor his contract. I like the hard line stance Khan is taking it will prevent future hold outs.

  34. squinn21 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:56 PM

    Stop crying MJD. You’re still making almost 2 mil more than what Mike Wallace is set to make for the year.

  35. redrocker77 says: Aug 21, 2012 7:59 PM

    bennyb82 says:
    Aug 21, 2012 7:33 PM
    Gabbert is probably crapping his pants.

    ——————————————————–

    Actually, Blaine Gabbert is the most improved player on the roster. He has been lighting it up in the preseason. Keep believing what the National media tells you. We want you to. We’re so far under the radar, you’d have to use Sonar to find us. And that’s exactly where we like it. Big surprise in store for teams that underestimate the Jags this year. And you won’t even know what hit you.

  36. 49ersgiants4life says: Aug 21, 2012 7:59 PM

    Khan doesn’t care about winning obviously the leading rusher in the NFL on an absolutely awful team. Everyone knew who was getting the ball yet he produced Blaine is trash I remember when the so called “experts” were saying pick him #1 over Cam hahaha

  37. rlewos says: Aug 21, 2012 8:00 PM

    I did not hear about being disrespected when you collected 21.6 million a few years ago.
    You led the league in rushing and we won 5 games.

  38. alexmlynch says: Aug 21, 2012 8:01 PM

    MJD wants to be paid. What people like to ignore is that he was ALREADY paid with a huge front loaded contract, now he wants another one.

    Can’t feel bad for him. He should have signed a contract that was more distributed and the Jags shouldn’t have put trust in MJD that he would honor his contract after he got the huge front loaded portion of his contract.

    Honor your contract.

  39. greenbaypeckers says: Aug 21, 2012 8:03 PM

    Blame the Panthers for this, signing Williams to crazy money, which led to CJ2K to hold out and getting paid. Williams is half the rb that MJD is and to add salt to the wound, look at what Stewart, playing out a rookie contract, signed an extension for. I get it, we all know MJD is worth what those guys make and then some, and I get it is a business. MJD is making an average of $6.1 million a year, Williams is making an average of $8.6 million a year, Stewart is making on average $7 million a year on top of what his rookie contract is paying out….no one has done more for his team than mjd, he is nearing the ‘downside’ of his career and he deserves more money. The jags have a mjd clone is Jennings, and they are banking on that, remember, he is coming off a knee injury. I hate all the 4 year contract beatches who decide to after 2 years that they are worth more, no one is more deserving than mjd…..mesean, vjax, cj2k, nothing compared to what mjd has done. Just a packer fans observation.

  40. jagsfansince95 says: Aug 21, 2012 8:11 PM

    Once again, all you idiots (like @mancave) that say something like, “Teams sign contracts too and don’t hesitate to cut a player when they under perform. When it’s them they have no problem not honoring a contract. When it’s the player it’s ‘Well you signed we expect you to honor it’ blah blah..”

    Maybe you don’t realize that the contract gives the team the right to cut the player whenever they see fit. Thus, when a team cuts a player they ARE honoring the contract. IT’S THE CONTRACT! If the players don’t like it they should have taken care of that stipulation when they re-negotiated their new CBA. However, they did not. So, yes, they need to honor their contract just as the team does. Get a clue, morons.

  41. cwubz says: Aug 21, 2012 8:15 PM

    When will people understand NFL contracts are not guaranteed like the NBA. At any time owners can terminate a contract but players have no right to renegotiate. I am not saying either side is right but people need to understand before throwing stones.

  42. codyk7 says: Aug 21, 2012 8:17 PM

    I don’t see how sitting out 10 games in his prime is a good move. He’ll just be a year older. Khan has all the leverage. Can someone tell me this what happens if he comes back in week 10 could the same thing happen next year? Where he could hold out and come back week 10 next year?

  43. gmen4life33 says: Aug 21, 2012 8:20 PM

    “MJD should give Vincent Jackson and his agents a call and see how this hold out thing worked out for them.”

    umm, might want to think of a better example. Jackson stayed healthy due to the time he missed in preseason and reg season, and just signed a 5yr 55 mil contract. Things worked out great for him.

    Maybe the Jags should look at what happened to the Chargers….

  44. franklamar17 says: Aug 21, 2012 8:22 PM

    This is the nfl you need to get all you can why you can.

  45. profootballsock says: Aug 21, 2012 8:34 PM

    I realize it’s all relative, but how many people in the world wouldn’t give their right arm to make 5 mill. a year plus bonuses & incentives to play a game for a living? Granted you’d be a pretty lousy player with one arm, but that’s beside the point. Bottom line, you’re not going to win many sympathy points from the fan base at large, and you’re only hurting yourself (and your team!) by missing all this time. It’s time to get your butt off the couch, MJD.

  46. beckzhere says: Aug 21, 2012 8:39 PM

    MJD is a fantastic back, but at the end of the day he is expendable and easily replaced. Well done sir, you have officially shot yourself in the foot. Enjoy.

  47. thirstymofo says: Aug 21, 2012 8:51 PM

    Sometimes, in disagreements like this, a trade does happen…and sometimes, in those cases, the player gets his money and goes to a worse team. Fortunate thing here is the later is not possible.

  48. invisiblestarv says: Aug 21, 2012 8:59 PM

    He was drafted in 2006… You don’t get 3rd contract in 6-7 years. Got paid like top 3 back in 2009

  49. taintedlombardis says: Aug 21, 2012 9:00 PM

    It’s also in the player’s right to hold out. Me thinks jagsfansince95 is not too bright…

  50. qwerty007qwerty007 says: Aug 21, 2012 9:03 PM

    I did not hear about being disrespected when you collected 21.6 million a few years ago.
    You led the league in rushing and we won 5 games.

    —————————————————–

    That is the evolution of the NFL. Check out the past SB winning teams:

    Giants (E Manning)
    Packers (Rodgers)
    Saints (Brees)
    Steelers (Rothliesberger)
    Giants (E. Manning)
    Colts (P. Manning)
    Steelers (Rothliesberger)
    Pats (Brady)
    Pats (Brady)
    Bucs (Ahem…)
    Pats (Brady)

    Past 11 years – all teams have a franchise QB.

    Bad times to be a franchise RB.

  51. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 21, 2012 9:08 PM

    As a person, you play for the back of the jersey. Sorry fans and “honor your contract” folks. This business will spit you out in a cold way. The Jaguars have done nothing to help MJD on offense over the years anyways, so the franchise gets no free pass.

  52. jintfan says: Aug 21, 2012 9:09 PM

    Hello Mojo let’s alll watch R. Jennings go for 1200 yds.

  53. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 21, 2012 9:17 PM

    BS, Teams sign contracts too and don’t hesitate to cut a player when they under perform. When it’s them they have no problem not honoring a contract. When it’s the player it’s “Well you signed we expect you to honor it” blah blah..

    That argument means nothing in the NFL..

    true..but this usually happens when yr hurt, old or making more money than u are worth, if u can still play, u will either get waiver claimed or sign with a new team ala what peyton did this summer

  54. firemarshal1 says: Aug 21, 2012 9:17 PM

    MJD,

    You’re a great running back, but understand your dealing with an International Billionaire who is a button line person. Welcome to our world MJD, the new America owned the by Billionaires. They own the U.S. Congress, soon the Senate and the Presidential office. Welcome our new America! Get use to it.

  55. tgillespie74 says: Aug 21, 2012 9:18 PM

    1 year left I get it. 2 years left give me a break. This is the problem with the NFL. Some owners give in and pay out the money while others stick to their guns and make a player honor his contract. Agents give bad or ill advised advice looking to get their cut while they can. Players go with the “It’s A Business” Bulls*#@t. What happened to loyalty and being a man of your word and holding your up your end of the AGREEMENT? He signed a contract and now he’s crying because others have signed bigger ones since then and he thinks he’s entitled to more money.

    Shut up and play! Worry about your contract next year. Last I checked there’s no “I” in team..

  56. ace0415 says: Aug 21, 2012 9:22 PM

    The Jaguars were not winning the Super Bowl with you and they are not winning the Super Bowl without you. Most likely not even close to a playoff team either way. I remember a story when Ralph Kiner demanded more money from the Pittsburgh Pirates and the owner plainly said, “We can lose with you and we can lose without you.” Same type situation here, MJD should report and play and then he will probably get some sort of better deal, but holding out is not going to work.

  57. lippy4246 says: Aug 21, 2012 9:23 PM

    Maybe MJD will will get really upset and go get Ricky Manning Jr. so they can take Kahn down to Denny’s and beat him up and start calling him derogatory names (to be nice). Just ask Soroush Sabzi.

  58. fmwarner says: Aug 21, 2012 9:24 PM

    So let me get this straight…

    To MJD, “respecting what he brings to a team” means paying him whatever he wants despite the fact that he is under contract and has already collected on most of the money involved in the deal.

    Only in pro sports.

  59. 34bo34 says: Aug 21, 2012 9:27 PM

    Hopefully he holds out for two years. Then some team signs him for a lot less money than he was suppose to earn those two years. Doesn’t make final roster because he hasn’t played football for 2 years. Tries to use his education to get a job and finally learns what a REAL job is like.

  60. babybull12 says: Aug 21, 2012 9:29 PM

    New England needs a work horse. Won trophies with Corey dillon and antwain smith running the ball 20plus times a game. Fragile backs Ridley woodhead and vereen are not the answer. Make the defense keep at least 7 in the box and Tom and company could get even nastier. Offer up a 2 and 4th rounder and give mjd a 3 yr 21 mil. That should keep him happy and mr. Kraft can afford it if he really wants another ring or two before Brady hangs em up.

  61. unknowingsquid says: Aug 21, 2012 9:31 PM

    I was just thinking if I owned an NFL team in a small market, say Jacksonville, and wanted to move to a bigger market that wants a team, say Los Angeles, I would think a good way to go about doing that is to probably get rid of the face of the franchise who happens to be the most productive member. Then maybe I’d give away one of the 8 home games I had to another country. For four years.

  62. bears46 says: Aug 21, 2012 9:31 PM

    Redrocker77
    The jags are below the radar because they stink.

  63. torontofalcon says: Aug 21, 2012 9:34 PM

    I doubt its the money, hes never been a greedy guy. Guess hes just tired of loosing games, and figures they’ll either trade me or if im never gonna win a ring might as well cash out.

  64. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 21, 2012 9:39 PM

    MoJo was always screaming for more carries the whole time he was in Jax. He would throw a fit if he was subbed, even late in a game that was already decided. So they gave him the ball a lot, he picked up a lot of yardage, and now he is using that to try to leverage a new contract. There are quite a few players around the league who could get the same production as a featured back on a run first team who never leaves the game. It was the best case scenario for MJD in Jacksonville last season. The passing game was in flux, his backup Rashad Jennings was IRed for the season, and by mid point his pursuit of the rushing title was the sole focus of the offense.

  65. toneman1234 says: Aug 21, 2012 9:42 PM

    OBVIOUSLY, Maurice Jones-Drew’s agent should have said that he is an overpaid, ungrateful little jerk who should honor his contract and be eternally grateful that he’s making more money than 99% of the American public for playing a game.

  66. higgy1 says: Aug 21, 2012 9:48 PM

    all the owners should get together and just black ball guys like this. You signed the contract and you have no intention to honor it, So that tells me your word means nothing and i stay away from people like that. And for you who say the team can cut you when ever they want you are right IT IS IN THE CONTRACT THEY SIGNED !!!!!

  67. rcali says: Aug 21, 2012 9:50 PM

    Obviously, he’s a terrible agent or MJD wouldn’t be in this position in the first place.

  68. dtlb58 says: Aug 21, 2012 9:51 PM

    I believe MJD is worth more money and should be given a new contract. Problem is, the timing is bad. RB’s these days are everywhere! Teams are 3 freaking deep at good RB’s. The Jags can go with what the have this season and next year make it a priority to replace him.

  69. jh4prez says: Aug 21, 2012 9:51 PM

    Come on steelers get him now!!!

  70. buffalose says: Aug 21, 2012 9:51 PM

    Homers, MJD is one of the best in the game at any position. If you think he won’t be missed your kidding yourself. And he surely wont be replaced by Jennings. Your owner will be bured at the stake if the jags don’t perform better. drew has all the leverage he needs. Kahn has no clue what he’s in for. Enjoy your fish an chips, and then LA

  71. passthepeppa says: Aug 21, 2012 9:54 PM

    @redrocker puff puff pass dude! you’re screwing up the rotation, ya jag off!

  72. upyoursnfu says: Aug 21, 2012 9:59 PM

    Honor your contract or you shall feel the wrath of Kahn!

  73. eventhorizon04 says: Aug 21, 2012 10:07 PM

    Normally I’m on the player’s side, but MJD already got a pay-raise in his current contract that made him one of the highest paid RBs in the league.

    He’s not a former 4th round pick on his rookie deal who is FAR outproducing his contract. He already got his veteran’s deal that reflected his status as a top 5 RB.

    That’s why there’s the limited sympathy.
    I want elite players to get paid – and he’s already gotten paid.

    If he’s still elite in 2 years, he’ll get paid again.

  74. niubears says: Aug 21, 2012 10:11 PM

    The Jags rewarded MJD very handsomely before he was even a starter in the NFL, before he ever rushed for 1,000 yards.
    Not many franchises would do that.

  75. jvillenole says: Aug 21, 2012 10:13 PM

    MJD went about this the wrong way. Now, MJD has taken it to a new level which I don’t think can be fixed. Three years ago, MJD was all smiles when he signed a front loaded contract which paid him over $7mill/year. This was before he had proven anything at all. The Jaguars took a chance and paid an unproven RB top three money. Now all of the sudden he is “disrespected?” Is it really disrespectful to say “the train is leaving, get on it?” If MJD played at a very high level this year, the Jags would have paid him, even though they alreadydid. Now, I don’t see it happening. Sad part isof how disappointedIhappening.

  76. raidermike says: Aug 21, 2012 10:16 PM

    DOES ANYONE REALLY CARE WHAT MJD THINKS OR WANTS??

    The Dude blew his cover on NFL Radio showing what a prima-donna arrogant OVER-RATED fool he is.

    He signed a contract. So what if he can get cut by the team if he doesn’t perform — HE KNOWS THAT TOO WHEN HE SIGNS THE CONTRACT !

    I’m sick of this guy aready

  77. pflynn20 says: Aug 21, 2012 10:16 PM

    I’d be more than willing to switch my 40k a year job for his. See how much he misses football and stops being a frickin crybaby after that…

  78. jvillenole says: Aug 21, 2012 10:18 PM

    Premature post. What I meant to say was the sad part is how disappointed my son, a huge MJD fan, is that his idol will not be playing for the Jags anytime soon. I told him it is a lesson that people aren’t always as they seem. He asked me if I would buy him a Gabbert or Jennings jersey instead. Lesson learned.

  79. chorton58 says: Aug 21, 2012 10:18 PM

    When T.O. Pull that more money crap with the Eagles ESPN try to kill the man career. Just face the facts owner charge 250$ to get in the game depend which team 25$ to park 8$ for a beer 5$ for a hotdog and that’s just the basic then the avg stadiums hold 67000 not counting the the big boy seats that run around 4000$ so do the math because MJD have

  80. anvil35 says: Aug 21, 2012 10:22 PM

    Overpaid whiner! Honor the contract you signed idiot.

  81. 1122world says: Aug 21, 2012 10:26 PM

    MJD was Totally ! Disrespected.
    I would even fart on the field for this owner.

    It just illustrated the broader disrespect this khan has for the people of JAX. Best player- leading rusher in NFL and this guy decides to dis him to flex his curry.

    Kahns a phoney – gtf outta town MJD.

  82. crit76 says: Aug 21, 2012 10:53 PM

    I’m a long time Giants fan and short time Jaguars fan…MJD reminds me too much of Tiki Barber

  83. musicman495 says: Aug 21, 2012 11:14 PM

    MJD, I suggest you borrow a line from John Riggins: “I’m bored, I’m broke and I’m back.”

    You have zero leverage in this dispute. Work out a trade, or go back to the Jags. But for your own good, give it up.

  84. getadealdonealready says: Aug 21, 2012 11:37 PM

    I normally agree with the honor the contract argument, however I feel the NFL is a different beast. Contracts are not guaranteed, and the risk of injury especially for a RB is so big that you have to get paid before you turn 30. In addition when final cut down day comes on Aug 31st I don’t think we will see anyone take to the board and tell the NFL teams they should honor their contracts to all the men they just cut. It is the nature of the beast, and unfortunately the fans are the ones caught in the middle.

  85. monkeyhateclean says: Aug 22, 2012 12:06 AM

    I’d just like to congratulate everyone hating on MJD for being greedy, disloyal to his fans, and for not “honoring” his contract. You are exactly the type of fans NFL owners love!

    Pretend that MGD wasn’t the rushing leader last season. Pretend he had substandard year, and/or was seriously injured again. Do you think the owner’s would lose any sleep about “honoring” his contract?

    Honor does not exist in the NFL, in its place are non-guaranteed contracts. When players underperform or get injured, they get cut, when they outperform, they occasionally hold out for what they’ve earned, and are considered traitors by delusional “fans”.

  86. avenger345 says: Aug 22, 2012 1:23 AM

    if i were MJD i would OUT of Jacksonville!!

  87. jcjaguar says: Aug 22, 2012 7:15 AM

    I have a feeling that the poster that are siding with MJD on this are only doing so because they have already drafted him on their fantasy team!

  88. jcjaguar says: Aug 22, 2012 7:27 AM

    Maurice, would that be the community that you DON’T live in during the offseason?

  89. dmretrogames says: Aug 22, 2012 9:34 AM

    He’s got three years left on his current deal. Sorry, he’s in the wrong here.

    Here’s the situation – he is entering his 7th season and toted the pill 343 times last year. History shows that backs who carry that much pretty much fall off a cliff soon after.

    MJD knows this. He’s almost done, and wants another huge payday before everyone else sees it on the field.

  90. uwsptke says: Aug 22, 2012 9:59 AM

    I can’t believe that a guy that is so focused on satisfying his fantasy football owners is letting his stock take a huge hit.

  91. vetdana says: Aug 22, 2012 10:19 AM

    All business, including Sports, is run off of Contracts…..if this were not so , you would have total chaos !….and no way to Budget anything !
    MJD has no leverage and will not get payed unless he plays…..Khan knows this ! ..so does everyone else ! Suit up…and shut up !

  92. bigmike60 says: Aug 27, 2012 9:09 AM

    From a couple of years on the Pat’s taxi squad begging not to be let go, to being a hold-out for more money? Boy, how soon they forget where they came from. A durable, unspectacular runner, with an apparently well endowed ego of late. Let him sit until he sees the light,… or the bill for the electricity, mortgage payment, car payment, etc.

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