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Jones-Drew: Half the guys drafted ahead of me work at Target now

Maurice Jones-Drew AP

Maurice Jones-Drew lasted until the Jaguars picked him late in the second round of the 2006 NFL draft. He hasn’t forgotten.

And so when Jones-Drew talks about that draft, he likes to point out that a whole lot of the players drafted ahead of him didn’t last in the NFL.

“Half the guys drafted in front of me are working at Target right now,” Jones-Drew said, via Mark Long of the Associated Press.

It’s a slight exaggeration to say “half” of the 59 players drafted ahead of Jones-Drew are working at Target (I think a few of them are working at McDonald’s), but there certainly were a lot of high-profile picks who didn’t turn out in 2006. Vince Young and Matt Leinart, the two Top 10 quarterbacks that year, are both currently out of work. And of the five running backs drafted ahead of Jones-Drew, three — Laurence Maroney, Joseph Addai and LenDale White — are already out of the league.

Jones-Drew turned out to be one of the best players in the draft. As he sat there in 2006 hearing 59 names called ahead of his, he was thinking those players weren’t as good as him, and now he can boast that he was right.

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110 Responses to “Jones-Drew: Half the guys drafted ahead of me work at Target now”
  1. suprinelolskins says: Aug 1, 2013 6:08 AM

    Sounds better than the Jags

  2. goraidersgospurs says: Aug 1, 2013 6:10 AM

    I would have choose BestBuy they give way better employee discount!!!

  3. Pedro93 says: Aug 1, 2013 6:12 AM

    Still bitter he’s in Jacksonville?

    Jeez #32… let it go!

  4. joetoronto says: Aug 1, 2013 6:14 AM

    It would be nice to see him play on a decent team.

  5. lrical says: Aug 1, 2013 6:17 AM

    Chip on your shoulder means you’ll always work hard

  6. kernelreefer says: Aug 1, 2013 6:19 AM

    Good for him and everything, but he needs to get over it and enjoy his millions. He won’t stop talking about how he got drafted in the second round.

    It was cute the first time that I heard he wears the number 32 because “32 teams passed on me in the draft,” but he won’t stop making it a central issue.

    Congrats, but we get it.

  7. undraftedstar says: Aug 1, 2013 6:20 AM

    Addai may be out the league , but he do have a SB ring . Plus he got a chance to play with one of the greats. Jones Drew have 3 years top , so he better figure out a way to get out of Jacksonville.

  8. puckthefatriots says: Aug 1, 2013 6:25 AM

    So it’s ok to insult all of the Target workers? Classy

  9. worldwidebleater says: Aug 1, 2013 6:26 AM

    Wow. I bet Target’s team would beat the crap out of Wal Mart’s. That 81 year old greeter playing in the slot has lost a step or two.

  10. fryeways says: Aug 1, 2013 6:32 AM

    YES. This is awesome and MJD is the man. I wish more players would eschew caution when talking about their careers.

  11. basexc9 says: Aug 1, 2013 6:33 AM

    He didn’t say “most” players, he said “half”

  12. Indybear says: Aug 1, 2013 6:36 AM

    Great player and a class act. Gives hope to those kids out there being told they are “too small” to play the game.

  13. jagsandliquor says: Aug 1, 2013 6:39 AM

    Gotta love jones-drew…go jags

  14. jwcarlson says: Aug 1, 2013 6:48 AM

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  15. cali49er707 says: Aug 1, 2013 6:51 AM

    Lol

    I ain’t mad at you MJD!! De LA Salle Reppn baby!!

    And if you don’t know De La Salle then check stats. The best High School Football team in Cali for over a decade. One of the nations best H.S. football teams year in & year out. Also the nations longest winning streak for ANY H.S. Football team nationally!!

  16. vbe2 says: Aug 1, 2013 6:52 AM

    Why is this worthless piece of ish insulting people hat work at Target?

    In this economy there are people with Masters Degrees that would love to be hired for even a job at Target.

    If this idiot didn’t play football he’d be one of them.

  17. blackbug99 says: Aug 1, 2013 6:55 AM

    Are you saying the 2006 draft sucked, or do you owe his Mom money? Because, unless you live in Jax, if someone says name the best NFL RB’s his name doesn’t come up!

  18. gooch80 says: Aug 1, 2013 6:58 AM

    Lets start worrying a little more about staying healthy and getting back on the field and not on what Leinart and Lendale White are doing.

  19. truthfactory says: Aug 1, 2013 7:08 AM

    How many of them have assaulted someone and got away with it?

  20. remyje says: Aug 1, 2013 7:10 AM

    I don’t even know if Target would hire Vince Young

  21. titansbro says: Aug 1, 2013 7:13 AM

    The Tita s would surely have been better off if bud Adams hadn’t forced VY on Fisher. Or taken MJD over Lendale White. But y’know, I’ve moved on. He should do the same. I mean he was drafted by a 1st class organization.

  22. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 1, 2013 7:13 AM

    MJD, you’ve had a great career, but you’re done and should be looking for openings at Target as well.

  23. floratiotime says: Aug 1, 2013 7:24 AM

    Classy.

  24. don2074978 says: Aug 1, 2013 7:26 AM

    Leinart can work at his indoor go-cart track

  25. smillr58 says: Aug 1, 2013 7:28 AM

    Maybe 1-2 yrs left for him before he’s gone… Then he’s off to the land of obscurity…

  26. conormacleod says: Aug 1, 2013 7:35 AM

    It’s always classy to tear someone down in order to build yourself up. Couldn’t have just said your career has been pretty good relative to your draft position there champ?

  27. learysdisciples says: Aug 1, 2013 7:35 AM

    And you will be a greeter at the Wal-Marts before long.

  28. theparadoxx82 says: Aug 1, 2013 7:36 AM

    But Target does have the frindge benefit of NOT being the Jaguars…

  29. lightcleric says: Aug 1, 2013 7:36 AM

    I would take a Target employee over Blaine Gabbert at QB

  30. blackngoldmachine says: Aug 1, 2013 7:44 AM

    ….you wouldn’t even be a janitor there if you couldn’t run.

  31. bennyb82 says: Aug 1, 2013 7:47 AM

    Could be worse…(cough) jets

  32. z06vision says: Aug 1, 2013 7:50 AM

    Odds are, he will be working at target within 6 yrs.

  33. bk9876 says: Aug 1, 2013 7:58 AM

    The last time I checked….MJD hasn’t done squat since 2011 and is injury prone. He should be careful with his words cuz it could be him that is out of work soon. If he doesn’t play we’ll this year the door will be open. I don’t see him in the HOF like some with only 3 years of breaking 1000 yards.

    Sorry not a big fan of his ignorant comment. There are good people that work at target etc.

  34. nflofficeadmin says: Aug 1, 2013 8:01 AM

    There’s dignity in all work. If you want to take a swipe at someone, take one at those intentionally living off the system, or worse – those taking advantage of all the working people.

  35. bmoreravens1012013 says: Aug 1, 2013 8:06 AM

    In this economy, there are plenty of people who would love to work at target, I would imagine. I understand his point , but wish he wouldv chosen better words. And no I don’t work for Target, but im just saying….

  36. chillyball says: Aug 1, 2013 8:06 AM

    Expect more, pay less.

  37. tvguy22 says: Aug 1, 2013 8:07 AM

    To be fair, Addai did earn a ring with the Colts. MJD’s not earning a ring with the Jags.

  38. teek77 says: Aug 1, 2013 8:09 AM

    If MJD doesn’t doesn’t stay off the PUP list, he might need a personal reference from one of those former players working at Target.

  39. metrocritical says: Aug 1, 2013 8:10 AM

    It would be nice to know the context of these statements. If he’s saying that he’s grateful or happy to be in the NFL, performing at a high level and making big $$$ then, MJD sounds fine. However, if he’s gloating or whining that he should’ve gone higher or to a better team then he should just shut up. Joe Montana should’ve gone higher. Tom Brady should’ve gone higher. Ask every player not picked number one overall and they will say the same thing. How about focusing on staying healthy and helping your woeful team win some football games?

  40. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 1, 2013 8:16 AM

    “Would you like a buggy?”
    Regards, Matt Leinart

  41. patfic15 says: Aug 1, 2013 8:23 AM

    Hey MJD. I work at Target in BR. We have better seasons each year than the Jags. Call us when you’re winning. Otherwise….

  42. reporterofthetruth says: Aug 1, 2013 8:23 AM

    I wonder if Jones-Drew has a Target card in his wallet?

  43. dexterismyhero says: Aug 1, 2013 8:24 AM

    Addai and Maroney were good hard runners. They got injured. No big deal.

    You didn’t hear them pissing and moaning.

    Shut up and play.

  44. deadeye says: Aug 1, 2013 8:29 AM

    Is MJD’s quote more of an insult to those players, or to Target? I can see it both ways.

  45. brutus3413 says: Aug 1, 2013 8:30 AM

    I predict that by noon he will be pressured to take to twitter with an apology to Target workers everywhere. C’mon MJD…some of those people buy your jerseys and/or tickets to your games. (tongue now removed from cheek)

  46. bcgreg says: Aug 1, 2013 8:36 AM

    So what!!! Tom Brady had to hear 198 names before hearing his name, and he’s better than you. Wes Welker didn’t hear his name called at all, and it can be argued that he’s better than you. You should hit your knees that you were a 2nd round pick, which pretty much guaranteed you made the team. Sorry, but I’m not into this having a chip on your shoulder mentality 7 years after you were drafted. The YEAR you were drafted? OK. I get that. But to take a shot at players drafted ahead of you 7 years ago? That’s pretty low. Get over it.

  47. flbills says: Aug 1, 2013 8:37 AM

    Little man syndrome….

  48. karlton3 says: Aug 1, 2013 8:42 AM

    Hopefully none of them work at Waffle House when he’s around.

  49. cameltoehoe says: Aug 1, 2013 8:50 AM

    A job is a job. At least they are working.

  50. tennesseeoilers says: Aug 1, 2013 8:53 AM

    Guilty as charged. My Titans took Vince Young and LenDale White (yes, LenDale White) before MJD was drafted. Worse than that, a year earlier, they drafted Pac-Man Jones instead of Aaron Rodgers.

  51. poridge1214 says: Aug 1, 2013 8:55 AM

    And those guys are still probably better citizens….you know, with not beating people up outside of clubs and all.

    Stop the chip on your shoulder nonsense….do you hear Tom Brady crying about the 276 guys picked ahead of him working at Target?

  52. rutchaser says: Aug 1, 2013 8:56 AM

    I would bet most are not even working.

  53. robigd says: Aug 1, 2013 8:59 AM

    I live in Jacksonville and am a die hard season ticket holder. Having said that, MJD is a bitter little man, while in the process of taking an unnecessary cheap shot at several hard working middle class Americans implying that working at Target is wrong, still refuses to let this thing go.

    He has never stepped up in a game that had any meaning to it, held out and then was hurt most of the year, and got off easy after sucker punching a guy in the face, yet all he can think about is getting overlooked in the draft.

    This man is all class. All class.

  54. fruitcovejag says: Aug 1, 2013 9:07 AM

    If our first-rounders would have been as good as our second-rounders over that several year stretch, we could have had a great team instead of a bottom third club. And MJD is stud! Let’s go Jags!

  55. fafaflunky says: Aug 1, 2013 9:15 AM

    keep hitting bouncers and
    you’ll right there with them

  56. shackdelrio says: Aug 1, 2013 9:27 AM

    “suprinelolskins says:
    Aug 1, 2013 6:08 AM
    Sounds better than the Jags”

    Since the Jaguars became a team in 1995, the Redskins have two playoff wins. Slow your roll bud.

  57. jdubkc says: Aug 1, 2013 9:35 AM

    SUPERMAN!! Love this guy.

  58. immafubared says: Aug 1, 2013 9:48 AM

    Hey don’t knock it, Target has a pretty good team.

    Unfortunately every draft has a set of first and second rounders who just don’t make it. Eddy Lacy could be in the mix someday. The guy thus far is underwhelming.

    If Mcarthy thinks he is in shape, then the Packers are in the trouble I figured them for. 6-10.

  59. commonsensedude says: Aug 1, 2013 9:54 AM

    Let me think for a minute … Which is the better employer? Target Corporation or the Jacksonville Jaguars? I think I have to say that the ex-players working at Target are on the better team.

  60. 1rockyracoon says: Aug 1, 2013 9:58 AM

    Of course, he realizes his own team passed on him in the draft. He still must be bitter because he’s the best player on the worse franchise in the NFL.

  61. davekezer says: Aug 1, 2013 10:00 AM

    You would figure it’d be in MJD’s best interest to worry about staying healthy and playing well in the twilight of his career vs. where he was drafted 8 seasons ago.

  62. pilot2011 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:01 AM

    Reggie Bush, Deangelo Williams, Leon Washington, MJD are the only runningbacks left from that draft.

    it really is amazing how little time this position is given in the NFL.

    So can we really blame guys like MJD or Deangelo for getting big contracts?

  63. rgtre10 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:03 AM

    MJD-there are a lot of players drafted late who have better careers than those drafted in front of them, you’re swipe at them makes little sense.

    The draft is based on draft position and needs…how many RB’s were drafted ahead of you? Better yet take a look at those who go undrafted and have better careers than those drafted ahead of them, personally there are only a few sure thing draft picks the rest is a crap shoot. Look how many LB’s drafted based on the school, and media coverage who didn’t/don’t pan out 2 that come to mind are the Boz and Aaron Maybin both highly touted and didn’t amount to or do squat in the NFL, then you take a guy who went undrafted and is going into his 17th year in London Fletcher….

  64. bluntsmokinskinsfan says: Aug 1, 2013 10:05 AM

    Nothing wrong with working at target. Gotta do what you gotta do to take care of yourself and your family. Play a full season before you run your mouth

  65. foul83 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:05 AM

    Win something.

  66. deebo92 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:19 AM

    As a Target employee, I am offended.

  67. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 1, 2013 10:25 AM

    I feel bad for Jones-Drew being saddled to such a bad team for the bulk of his career. He’s only seen the playoffs once.

  68. vikingsrulez69 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:39 AM

    Always nice to see guys who have been gifted with incredible talent and with an amazing opportunity to make millions of dollars playing a game, use the common man to disparage fellow athletes. Grow up, man.

  69. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Aug 1, 2013 10:41 AM

    I normally don’t comment on stories that don’t involve my beloved Packers, but Mr. Jones-Drew, people who work at Target are the reason why you get to do what you do. So, shut up and show some respect.

  70. richkotitte says: Aug 1, 2013 10:41 AM

    Vince Young was recently released from Target after repeatedly asking Becky on register 9 for a loan.

  71. gooboy6 says: Aug 1, 2013 10:53 AM

    HMMM, lets see, you’re a RB approaching 30, better get YOUR red apron ready…

  72. huthuthut says: Aug 1, 2013 10:54 AM

    The reason he dropped so far is because he and some other jocks beat the tar out of some kid after hazing him for studying on a Saturday night.

    His behavior was amazingly immature and shameful. It wasn’t a lack of talent that put 59 guys ahead of him.

    Remember that?

    The Jags took a chance on a dude with serious character concerns and it paid off. He knows he lost a bunch of money and respect because he was a jackhole so he cleaned up and kept his name out of the papers.

    So next time folks hurf and blurf about character issues in rookies, remember MJD. People can come back from really stupid decisions and change for the better.

  73. phinfan says: Aug 1, 2013 10:55 AM

    And probably the best pick they’ve had since 2000

  74. asublimeday says: Aug 1, 2013 11:01 AM

    Does this guy ever shut up?

  75. sfsugator says: Aug 1, 2013 11:04 AM

    This guy is bitter, that joe Addai will always have more Super Bowl rings than him. this dude talks a lot has never won anything in College an pro. He would always get waxed by Usc in college an the colts in the pros. I think he hates the jaguars an his situation in football personally.

  76. yahmule says: Aug 1, 2013 11:05 AM

    Ironically, most of those guys working at Target will probably have more money than MJD ten years from now.

  77. japmen says: Aug 1, 2013 11:07 AM

    If you don’t like what the bitter midget says, he’ll just assault you and keep yapping. He will wish he was working at Target when he goes to jail after his decent career and no HoF. Classless individual.

  78. pftbad says: Aug 1, 2013 11:07 AM

    Small man with a small brain.

  79. jaxasc84 says: Aug 1, 2013 11:07 AM

    Hey MJD – Marcedes Lewis doesn’t work at Target. U mad bro?

  80. papoose059 says: Aug 1, 2013 11:13 AM

    I hope this guy gets financial lessons from Rocket Ismail

  81. mogogo1 says: Aug 1, 2013 11:15 AM

    The sad part is he’s probably right. Just a few years after having a job paying minimum in the hundreds of thousands per year (and just a few more years removed from a free college education) most of these guys are probably getting paid by the hour. No degrees, no prospects of a career outside football. I hope MJD takes care of his money or he’ll be just like those guys in a few years.

  82. inallsincerity says: Aug 1, 2013 11:17 AM

    Humility is a virtue…can’t draft him in fantasy with that attitude.

  83. pftstory says: Aug 1, 2013 11:25 AM

    This is why draft grades are meaningless the day after a draft. The top 3 picks are no longer with the team that drafted them. Bush in on his 3rd.
    Not saying this defines them as busts, but you do want your top 5 pick to be someone who you want with you for a decade, and you are willing to find a way to make it happen.

    And of course who proclaimed that Jones-Drew should have been taken ahead of those other 5 RB’s?

    Can it be said that MJD should have been the #1 pick that year? With what we know now.
    Getting MJD at pick 60 should have had everyone grading their draft that year as A+.
    I’ll bet it was not.

    Yet come next April, everyone will go back to defining each teams draft 5 hours after it ends.

  84. shadow1018 says: Aug 1, 2013 11:31 AM

    Sorry MJD. You’re with an organization that’s going absolutely nowhere!!!!Maybe Target can use some of your teammates!!

  85. swampcannons says: Aug 1, 2013 11:33 AM

    @shackdelrio:

    Not a skins fan but at least their franchise has won multiple SB rings. The Jags are more likely having those pizza parties where everyone gets a trophy.

  86. devildog911 says: Aug 1, 2013 11:35 AM

    He picked “Target” because that’s where he’s going to end up in few more years. At least he’s got it planned ahead of time.

  87. commonsensedude says: Aug 1, 2013 11:42 AM

    Unlike the Jaguars, any given Target store is able to have enough loyal, happy customers to remain a viable business. When have you known of a Target threatening to move to Los Angeles or London because the people in the neighborhood think they suck and don’t want to waste their Sundays spending money there?

  88. thesilverbandit says: Aug 1, 2013 12:01 PM

    MDJ = Loser

  89. gojags436 says: Aug 1, 2013 12:13 PM

    @ commonsensedude –

    The Jags have NEVER threatened or even mentioned moving to L.A. or London!! Only idiot sportswriters & no-nothing tools like yourself who believe what the idiot sportswriters say have said they are moving. Over the past 2 years, Shad Khan has poured $30 million of HIS OWN MONEY for renovations into a city-owned stadium!! Sound like somebody threatening to move the team?

  90. nananatman says: Aug 1, 2013 12:17 PM

    Well that is a pretty rude thing to say, bet a bunch of those guys have Super Bowl rings, I think Addai has what, 1,000,000 times the Super Bowl rings that MJD has and about 100 more w’s.

  91. racerx1225 says: Aug 1, 2013 12:57 PM

    He is an idiot.

  92. racerx1225 says: Aug 1, 2013 1:00 PM

    An an anti Semitic one at that. Makes him a real special idiot.

  93. cobibones13 says: Aug 1, 2013 1:03 PM

    why are people sticking up for Joesph Addai? I’m sure if he had the choice between that SB ring and an extra $30+mil, he’d rather have the money, lol.

  94. cobibones13 says: Aug 1, 2013 1:08 PM

    robigd says:
    Aug 1, 2013 8:59 AM
    I live in Jacksonville and am a die hard season ticket holder. Having said that, MJD is a bitter little man, while in the process of taking an unnecessary cheap shot at several hard working middle class Americans implying that working at Target is wrong, still refuses to let this thing go.

    He has never stepped up in a game that had any meaning to it,

    ————————

    Yeah, he’s never stepped up. Like that playoff game against the Steelers when he had a 90 yard kick return and 2 TDs, lmao.

  95. mrwalterisgod says: Aug 1, 2013 1:14 PM

    Wow dude, could you be a little more bitter?

  96. malab377 says: Aug 1, 2013 1:23 PM

    Not as bad as Cooper saying the “n” word, but still an insult to 361,000 people.

  97. lapistola5 says: Aug 1, 2013 1:25 PM

    Bitter and ripping on hard working Americans with honest jobs = LAME

  98. cobibones13 says: Aug 1, 2013 1:25 PM

    The only people from target that MJD is making fun of are those target workers who were drafted in the 1st and 2nd rounds of the 2006 draft(meaning hardly anyone). And those that are now working low paying jobs should be made fun of for working there when they’ve squandered such great opportunities.

    Vince Young, he got paid 10s of millions of dollars before his 1st game, didn’t manage his money well, and is probably broke now and is out of the league. It’s completely obvious that is what MJD is talking about. It had nothing to do with Target in particular, just low paying jobs in general. None of you would have got your panties in a twist if he just replaced Target with McDonald’s.

  99. drpoon69 says: Aug 1, 2013 1:30 PM

    Target has excellent prices and a great selection. Their menswear section has improved tremendously in the last few years. It is also great that they sell groceries there. I really enjoy my Target experience.

  100. cobibones13 says: Aug 1, 2013 1:35 PM

    huthuthut says:
    Aug 1, 2013 10:54 AM
    The reason he dropped so far is because he and some other jocks beat the tar out of some kid after hazing him for studying on a Saturday night.

    His behavior was amazingly immature and shameful. It wasn’t a lack of talent that put 59 guys ahead of him.

    Remember that?

    The Jags took a chance on a dude with serious character concerns and it paid off. He knows he lost a bunch of money and respect because he was a jackhole so he cleaned up and kept his name out of the papers.

    So next time folks hurf and blurf about character issues in rookies, remember MJD. People can come back from really stupid decisions and change for the better.

    ——————————-

    MJD didn’t assault anyone before the draft. The only thing MJD did was go to a Denny’s while being black and having dreads.

    they thought he was involved because he was there earlier and “fit the description”. But he was cleared within a day because surveillance video proved he left before anything happened.

    It’s pretty classless to pretend MJD committed a felony when he definitely wasn’t involved in that altercation.

  101. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 1, 2013 1:42 PM

    What have these hard working Viking fans ever done to offend MJD?

  102. denverwally says: Aug 1, 2013 2:14 PM

    Good for you MJD. You’re a bitter player on one of the worst teams in the league.
    Sounds like you are really enjoying life.

  103. 12thmanseattle says: Aug 1, 2013 2:20 PM

    If you work at Target and are offended at his comments i have some advice.. Find a way to get a better job. We all have a responsibility to ourselves to make the most out of our lives and the only person responsible for you having a low paying job is yourself. Quit blaming athletes for making a comment about the obvious when you put yourself in the position you are in.

  104. cobibones13 says: Aug 1, 2013 2:21 PM

    bluntsmokinskinsfan says:
    Aug 1, 2013 10:05 AM
    Nothing wrong with working at target. Gotta do what you gotta do to take care of yourself and your family. Play a full season before you run your mouth

    ——————–

    He only said there’s something wrong with working at target if you were picked in the 1st or 2nd round, and squandered your money and opportunities. Your the same type of person that will make fun of Vince Young for doing that.

    MJD has played a full season 4 out of 7 seasons, and in 07 he only missed a game because Del Rio sat most of the offensive players in the final regular season game ahead of the playoffs. He only missed 2 games due to injury his 1st 6 seasons.

    MJD is an All-Pro, 3 time pro bowler, has an NFL rushing title, but you think he doesn’t have the right to “run his mouth”. Well I’m glad you got your input, even though you don’t think MJD is worthy of the same thing.

  105. cobibones13 says: Aug 1, 2013 2:46 PM

    dexterismyhero says:
    Aug 1, 2013 8:24 AM
    Addai and Maroney were good hard runners. They got injured. No big deal.

    You didn’t hear them pissing and moaning.

    Shut up and play.

    —————————–

    Addai and Maroney were soft crappy runners. What have you been watching the past 7 years?

    MJD isn’t pissing or moaning, although you seem to be. MJD is just joking about other NFL players who aren’t as good as him that were drafted ahead of him. Nothing wrong with that.

    Unless you’re an NFL owner or a HC, you telling an NFL player to shut up and play belongs in fantasy land.

  106. commonsensedude says: Aug 1, 2013 5:22 PM


    gojags436 says: Aug 1, 2013 12:13 PM

    @ commonsensedude –

    The Jags have NEVER threatened or even mentioned moving to L.A. or London!! Only idiot sportswriters & no-nothing tools like yourself who believe what the idiot sportswriters say have said they are moving. Over the past 2 years, Shad Khan has poured $30 million of HIS OWN MONEY for renovations into a city-owned stadium!! Sound like somebody threatening to move the team?

    I didn’t mean anything personal, Mr. Khan. By the way, I am a big fan of your soccer club in London.

  107. smillr58 says: Aug 1, 2013 5:33 PM

    It was offensive obviously (to many)… So you could technically call it bullying. He was belittling (no pun intended) anyone that works at Target. He thought he was being “cool”… Looking at how he brought attention to himself last year (with that tremendously ill advised holdout, followed up with getting injured for the season), he had to come up with this years ill advised statement. I wonder who advises this guy…

  108. vwbrown19 says: Aug 1, 2013 6:07 PM

    What a terrible thing to say. Stop being bitter and be grateful for the opportunity to play in the NFL.

  109. mrmafaka says: Aug 1, 2013 10:51 PM

    MJD I happen to like Target, so when your NFL career is over and you piss through what is left of your money, I am sure you will be bagging my purchases at Target.

  110. txnative61 says: Aug 2, 2013 2:59 AM

    It’s good that he noticed that NFL career’s are often very short, regardless of where one is drafted going in. The fact is even at league minimum for a few years an NFL player will earn more than the average Target (or other retail) employee can expect in a lifetime career. He might also notice that only players that adapt a lifestyle unsustainable after their income drops end up needing to work.

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