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Jaguars will play another week without MJD

Maurice Jones-Drew, Kevin Smith AP

Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey’s Mondays are starting to resemble a less amusing Groundhog Day.

Every week he comes to the podium to answer questions about how the team will find a second win this season, something that’s hard enough when he doesn’t also have to rule out the team’s best player before the week of practice even starts. Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union reports that Mularkey did that for the third straight week this Monday, which means Jones-Drew will not be available for this Sunday’s game against the Texans.

While Mularkey did express some hope that Jones-Drew would be able to return this week, the running back said that he was about two weeks away at the end of last week. Whether he’s able to make it back to play in Week 12 against the Titans will likely hinge on how much he’s able to do in practice between now and Nov. 25. Given the length of the layoff, the Jaguars would likely want to be sure Jones-Drew’s foot was up to the work before throwing him out there in a game.

The Jaguars offense has missed Jones-Drew, although it’s hard to say that his presence would have led to different results in any of the team’s last three games. They’ve been outscored 82-39 in those games which indicates that Jacksonville is missing more than a running back.

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14 Responses to “Jaguars will play another week without MJD”
  1. johnnyjagfan says: Nov 12, 2012 2:57 PM

    How can you say that his presence wouldn’t lead to different results? He’s the NFL Rushing Title holder right now. They faced 9+ in the box all year last year and were much more competitive. This team can’t do anything. Anything at all. It’s a different league of football in JAX this year.

  2. ampats says: Nov 12, 2012 2:57 PM

    Geno Smith or Matt Barkley is the only question that matters to Jaguar fans now.

  3. jagsfanugh says: Nov 12, 2012 3:18 PM

    Wrong ampats. Neither of those two qbs are worthy of either the 1st or 2nd pick.

  4. brenenostler says: Nov 12, 2012 3:20 PM

    Here comes the Tebow.

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 12, 2012 3:39 PM

    Someone tell Jones-Drew that Halloween is over, he can put away the fake crutches.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 12, 2012 3:42 PM

    Mularkey put Mo back on the Psychologicaly Unwilling to Perform list.

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 12, 2012 3:45 PM

    E-Mo Jones-Drew will earn the balance of his contract as a sideline mascot.

  8. judalation says: Nov 12, 2012 3:54 PM

    Funny how players in contract disputes take so long to heal up compared to those who like their deals. On a side note Jacksonvillle… stay away from EJ Miller please!

    Jets FAN…

  9. russellbandingo says: Nov 12, 2012 3:56 PM

    ampats says: Nov 12, 2012 2:57 PM

    Geno Smith or Matt Barkley is the only question that matters to Jaguar fans now.

    I guess they should pick whichever one can block better, because clearly drafting a QB will solve the problems on the offensive lines.

  10. joetoronto says: Nov 12, 2012 4:58 PM

    One thing is for sure, a new QB is job one.

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 12, 2012 5:09 PM

    LOL, Smith and Barkley. Gabbert could jog the field with one of those midgets under each arm. Not to mention the fact that their combined Wonderlic scores probably won’t add up to Blaine’s.

  12. ssraebel says: Nov 12, 2012 8:11 PM

    thegreatgabbert says:
    Nov 12, 2012 5:09 PM
    LOL, Smith and Barkley. Gabbert could jog the field with one of those midgets under each arm. Not to mention the fact that their combined Wonderlic scores probably won’t add up to Blaine’s.

    —————-
    Smith – 6′ 3″ 214

    Barkley – 6′ 2″ 230

    Gabbert – 6′ 4″ 235

    Those two guys are “midgets”? Please.

    Wonderlic? Blaine can’t read a defense to say his rear end.

    Blaine is second only to Ryan Leaf as the second biggest bust of all time.

    You have fallen for the first round pick fallacy. Being a first round pick means nothing. Just ask Brady, Brees, Warner, Montana, etc. And the failures of the above mentioned Leaf, Russel, Schuler, and Gabbert.

    Blaine Gabbert stinks. He is an absolute mistake and a bust. We traded a second round pick and used a 10th overall pick for him. And yes I said “we”. I am a Jags fan and season ticket holder.

    Blaine is a bust.

  13. ssraebel says: Nov 12, 2012 8:17 PM

    And it is Gino Smith for me. He can read a defense. And yes he is worth the overall pick. #1 picks do not get the big bonus anymore so dumping Gabbert is not that big a deal.

  14. mtheparrothead says: Nov 12, 2012 8:58 PM

    Ssraebel,

    Geno has led his team to that awesome top 25 ranking. Wait….

    Neither of them are worth a top 2 pick. Get us a beast dt or lb.

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