Maurice Jones-Drew gets a second chance to celebrate his homecoming Sunday.
A year ago the Bay Area native made his first appearance of his NFL career in Oakland but didn’t put on a show for his family and friends.
Jones-Drew suffered a foot injury on the first play stayed in for one more play before limping off and missing the rest of the season.
On Sunday the Jaguars return to Oakland — they also played in San Francisco in 2009 in a 20-3 loss — and Jones-Drew insists he won’t be thinking about the play that ended his season.
“It was a routine tackle. I was more upset that it wasn’t like a crazy play and I could be like ‘Oh this guy is a cheapshot artist’ ’’ he said.
About his homecoming he said “It hasn’t been a good homecoming period. I’m not really worried about that right now. I’m not really focused on going home. I’ve already made a couple of calls. I won’t be meeting with people until after the game if the game allows me to do that.’’
Jones-Drew is well aware o