Jones-Drew Denies Twitter Comments Were Directed at Cutler; Admits Insulting Gator Fans
Maurice Jones-Drew finishes every Conference Championship he starts. Since the Jaguars have not made it past the Divisional Round his entire playoff career, Jones-Drew can say that. Jay Cutler cannot. In MJD’s Madden career, fantasy football league, and stories told to drunk college girls in Jacksonville, Jones-Drew is a winner. Jay Cutler is not.
So of course it’s reasonable to innocently go on Twitter during the NFC Championship immediately after Cutler was removed and randomly lay into University of Florida coach Urban Meyer.
“Hey I think the urban meyer rule is effect right now… When the going gets tough……..QUIT.”
They deserved it. Florida fans are jerks, especially because UF rejected me for undergad. Why would people think this is about Cutler? I agree with Jones-Drew.
“I never attacked him, called him soft or a sore loser,” Jones-Drew told the Associated Press. “I never questioned his toughness. I think people took my joke out of context. I was taking a shot at (University of) Florida fans.”
Exactly. That makes sense – well-timed, and completely unrelated to the football game.
“All I’m saying is that he can finish the game on a hurt knee… I played the whole season on one…”
…maybe that one’s about Jay Cutler.
MJD called this tweet another joke, but the only joke here is the irony. MJD, in the midst of a playoff race against the Indianapolis Colts, sat out the final two games of the season due to his knee injury.
All I’m saying is that he can finish the season on a hurt knee. I played a whole college rugby season on one.
Jones-Drew is obviously trying to cover his tracks after Bears fans delivered death threats to the running back. I would not want to be in the way of a stampede of torch-carrying Bears fans either. Imagine – a decade of poor quarterback play and the rage it must create.
Ultimately, MJD was way out of line. The details surrounding the injury were not yet released, and he was, as Brian Urlacher mentioned, watching the game from home. Maurice Jones-Drew is a very good player, but he hasn’t won in the NFL. His only playoff appearance came when he split carries with 1,000 yard rusher, Fred Taylor. With Taylor gone, Jones-Drew is the man in Jacksonville. That’s like being the best looking guy on the high school chess team.
Who cares about what the best player on a consistently mediocre team thinks about the playoffs anyway? If the Jags beat the Colts, I’ll listen to Jones-Drew’s opinions again. Hell, I’ll make a Twitter account and follow MJD.
Until then, it would be really great if athletes stopped abusing Twitter to say unintelligent things.
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