Criticism of Gabbert “pisses off” Jones-Drew

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Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has taken a break from his job to focus on his education.  But he doesn’t like what he’s been learning about the things folks have anonymously said about his quarterback, Blaine Gabbert.

That pisses me off,” Jones-Drew told Jim Trotter of SI.com regarding the comments of a former Jaguars coach to Gabbert.  “I guess I was raised differently.  You don’t talk bad about someone unless you look him in his eyes and say it to his face.  I was taught to be a man and put your name on it.  Blaine doesn’t deserve that at all.  It’s not all on him.  He’s a very capable quarterback.”

Jones-Drew is a very capable running back.  When healthy.  But he hasn’t been that since October, when he suffered a foot injury against the Raiders.  Trotter describes the condition as a Lisfranc fracture, a term that never had been publicly used — even though the extended duration of Jones-Drew’s absence caused many to believe that’s precisely what had happened.

As Jones-Drew attempts at age 28 and in the final year of his contract to return to form, he’s pointing to the player who has become the most shining example of a stunning return to glory after an agonizing injury.

“That’s what I’m thinking,” Jones-Drew said.  “Adrian Peterson.”

If Jones-Drew can pull it off, the Jaguars could be in for a much better than expected season.

46 responses to “Criticism of Gabbert “pisses off” Jones-Drew

  1. Not that I think Gabbert is the second coming of Tom Brady, but I try to imagine Tom Brady playing behind an offensive line that has had a minimum of two “matadors” on it the past two seasons and the results aren’t much different.

  2. Yeah right Maurice, Did you look Jay Cutler in the eyes when you accused him of being soft?

  3. Hey Drew – Blaine Gabbert does suck.

    Signed,
    Season ticket holder for the Jags

    PS I stuck with you and supported you during your holdout last year. The honor your contract crowd never say one word when players are cut.

  4. Wasn’t MJD one of those blasting Cutler on Twitter a few yrs ago for sitting out the last part of the playoff game vs the Packers?
    His name may have been on it, but hardly face to face.

  5. “You don’t talk about someone unless you look him in the eyes and say it to his face.”
    ….Unless it’s Jay Cutler right MoJo?

  6. “I guess I was raised differently. You don’t talk bad about someone unless you look him in his eyes and say it to his face.”

    So what do you call tweeting that Jay Cutler is a quitter after leaving a game injured?

  7. “He’s a very capable quarterback” Jones-Drew said, before leaving to get his eyes checked.

  8. “You don’t talk bad about someone unless you look him in his eyes and say it to his face.”

    Just like when he took to Twitter to criticize Jay Cutler….

  9. “I guess I was raised differently. You don’t talk bad about someone unless you look him in his eyes and say it to his face”

    What a liar, I specifically remember him talking bad about Cutler and not face to face but thru his twitter account. I guess he was raised to apply that lesson only when it suits him.

  10. Good for MJD for defending his team mate. Jaguars fans don’t have a lot to cheer about right now, but when writers do “drive by” articles(quoting anonymous sources) that are not completely accurate, it needs to be addressed. As a fan, it was frustrating to watch Gabbert, but it was obvious that there were other factors, besides him, involved with the losses. Then, Gabbert always stood before the camera and took the blame. However, nationally, he has earned the name Blame, because of an Yahoo article that gives a fraction of the story. Thanks to MJD (and PFT) for the correction.

  11. 372 for 691, 3876 yards, 21 TDs, 17 INT, 9 Fumbles.

    QB Rating: 70.2

    Who could criticize numbers like that?

  12. “I guess I was raised differently. You don’t talk bad about someone unless you look him in his eyes and say it to his face. ” Says the guy that ripped Jay Cutler on twitter for leaving the NFC Championship game with an MCL.

  13. Fans need to enjoy these next 2 years with MoJo, Gore, and Peterson.

    Sadly, though all are great players, they are each about to hit the retirement community for running backs.

    People will argue and say things like “not the great AD”…. And though I wish they’d last longer it’s a sad fact that ALL RUNNING BACKS FALL OFF SHORTLY BEFORE OR AFTER TURNING 30.

    After these guys (and Foster shortly after), we will only see rb by committee sets across the league.

  14. MJD, don’t mind you being pissed off but please don’t pull a TO and start to cry (literally) about someone picking on your QB as if it’s your sole job to protect him……..that would be $ay….

  15. Poor MJD. He’s trapped in Football hell. Top 5 RBs – Alfred Morris, Marshawn Lynch, Arian Foster, Matt Forte and Maurice Jones Drew in that order.
    ——

    Thanks for the laugh with Morris as #1. Redskins fans are hilarious

  16. Those of you calling MJD a hypocrite – did you even read what MJD said? He said “you be a man and put your name on it.”

    You all knew it was MJD who said that Cutler was soft. It wasnt “an unnamed prominent NFL running back who chooses to remain nameless told SI.com that Jay Cutler is soft.” MJD PUT HIS NAME ON IT and basically said “yeah, I said it.”

    That is precisely what he was complaining about – the anonymous coach who bad-mouthed Gabbert.

  17. Mjd is doing the right thing by supporting his teammate. The blame isnt totally on Gabbert as the rest of the offense is weak. I would say they need to conpletely blow up their offense, but it seems like they are always in rebuild mode. I feel bad for Mjd.

    I agree with him about all these punk anonymous comments. Man up, if you are gonna talk trash, stand behind it.

  18. “I guess I was raised differently. You don’t talk bad about someone unless you look him in his eyes and say it to his face

    Ummmm, wasn’t this guy the first guy who hid behind twitter to begin the Jay Cutler bashing?

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