Jaguars HC Mike Mularkey on RB Maurice Jones-Drew: 'He's ready to go'
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Jaguars HC Mike Mularkey on RB Maurice Jones-Drew: 'He's ready to go'

Maurice Jones-Drew @Jones_Drew32 hasn't been in attendance at Jaguars camp for more than 12 hours and if you listen to head coach Mike Mularkey, it sounds like Jones-Drew will be playing for the Jaguars seven days from now.
"I had a really good visit this morning with Maurice, and I welcomed him in," Mularkey said, according to Fox Sports' Aaron Wilson. "I can tell he's ready to go, so we'll be working with him to get him up to speed as quickly as possible."

Fantasy Analysis:

Sounds great. But the fact is it's very unrealistic to think MJD will get even half of the carries during Sunday's game versus Minnesota. It's a huge cliche, but he needs to get into football shape and learn the new offense coordinated by Bob Bratkowski. I don't think Jones-Drew will be getting the majority of touches by Week 2 either, but that depends on how he progresses over the next two weeks. For right now, It sounds like MJD will get some snaps next Sunday, but Rashad Jennings @RashadJennings remains a very solid flex option against the Vikings.

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Since he has returned and is soon to play again, can you guys give an update before the rosters lock for this week please?!?!?!?!

Posted by:
porkstu 09/03/12 06:41 AM

MJD nowhere to be found in the top 100 RB's for week one? Are you kidding me? If he only gets a couple of touches he's more valuable than 90% of the RB's, especially against the Viqueens!

Posted by:
Oahu49ers 09/03/12 09:51 AM
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@Oahu49ers,
We've updated the Week 1 rankings and MJD is now RB48. I would recommend playing another RB if you have one. The situation is too unpredictable.

Posted by:
FFToolbox 09/03/12 09:47 PM

just going on the record, rashad jennings>MJD no contest (MJD overrated) jennings is built better, excellent/better vision, excellent/more patience, runs smarter, waits for and understands blocking schemes, better receiver out of backfield, excellent burst, excellent cutting ability along with stop/start, wicked stiff arm, ability to beat guys in the 2nd and 3rd level. comparable to fred jackson,
but more skilled in my opinion. anticipated a larger workload this season and put the time and work in.

27 years old (same as MJD) but far less tread on the tires. drafted 7th rd 250th overall by jags, projected as top 10 RB but fell in the draft because he attended Liberty. Played freshman season at pitt (first redshirt freshman to start - ahead of lesean mccoy) transfered to liberty to be closer to his ill father and other family members.

you want a bold prediction??? MJD never regains #1... possible 50/50 split, but jennings will seize the opportunity and hold it down, averaging over 5.0 yds per carry and proving to be a better option at #1. (i also doubt MJD will stay healthy this season) draft position/school is irrelevant when the talent is there... arian foster went undrafted. fred jackson went to coe college.... rashad jennings has all the tools, i stress "all". the vikings d is pretty solid at home, but they'll have their hands full week 1.

rashad jennings and kevin smith - top 10 RBs week 1... flacco a top 10 QB for the season (shades of peyton manning in the preseason w caldwell on board). gabbert top 15 QB (entered last season w/ no OTAs/Minicap, admitted he did not know the offense and was uncomfortable. has the arm, now knows the offense and blackmon is flat out disgusting with velcrow hands) also, darren mcfadden to have a huge season. stay away from MJD, mendenhall and ahmad bradshaw in fantasy... all overrated.

Posted by:
danjay84 09/07/12 03:42 PM

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