Found August 23, 2012 on Football Nation:
As quarterback Blaine Gabbert shot up draft boards in 2011 after an impressive showing at the NFL Combine, many wondered if his transition from Missouri’s spread offense would go cleanly.His game tape was more good than bad, but his lack of down-field throws belied his impressive arm strength.With his lack of experience playing under center, many wondered how Gabbert would react to processing defenses while dropping back, or how well he could process defenses in a pre-snap reads.When running a play-action pass, a quarterback has his back to the defense and must anticipate coverage in order to know where he is going with the ball after the fake without seeing the coverage develop.Behind a porous offensive line, Gabbert often felt pressure that was not there, failing to keep his eyes down field and bailing out of the pocket before routes could fully develop.Widely written off by many as a bust, Gabbert comes into tonight’s “dress rehearsal” game against the Ravens with two much-improv...

Report: Maurice Jones-Drew must show up by Saturday

Getty Images According to Eugene Frenette, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew must report by this Saturday to have any chance at starting week one. If MJD hopes to have any shot of starting the opener vs. Minnesota, and that might already be gone, he must report no later than Saturday — Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) August 23, 2012 Even though there have been...

Jaguars’ Maurice Jones-Drew: “things will work out”

A day after a spat between Maurice Jones-Drew, the league’s leading rusher in 2011, and Jaguars’ owner Shahid Khan went public and ended with MJD saying that he would welcome a trade, things seem to have calmed down and any talks of his holdout lasting into the regular season seem premature. In an interview with, MJD appeared confident, saying “things will work out...

Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon continues to impress

Despite getting blown out 48-17, the Jacksonville Jaguars look as if they have solved the wide receiver problems. With the fifth overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft the Jaguars selected Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon. Despite being the last player to sign a contract after a lengthy holdout, Blackmon has been impressive in his last two games. While researching for my upcoming...

Daily Haze: Maurice Jones-Drew Demands Trade, Fantasy Owners Panic

Maurice Jones-Drew’s holdout from Jaguars camp and preseason reached a whole new level yesterday. The do-it-all running back, who accounted for nearly 50 percent of Jacksonville’s total offense last year, asked for a trade yesterday after the team’s owner made public statement about Jones-Drew getting left behind. Not a good sign, and fantasy owners are reacting accordingly...

Schefter: Maurice Jones-Drew’s holdout will at least go into the regualar season

AP According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Evan Silva of, Maurice Jones-Drew’s hold out is expected to at least drag into the early part of the regular season. ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Jones-Drew holdout: “Looking more & more like this is going to go into the start of the season at the very least.” — Evan Silva (@evansilva) August 22, 2012 I laugh whenever...

Jones-Drew looking for trade, yet Jets aren’t Interested

As the season gets closer the holdout situation between star running back Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jacksonville Jaguars has gotten more and more tenuous.  The Jaguars are unwilling to rewrite Jones-Drew’s contract while it still has two years remaining and Jones-Drew does not want to play the next two years for a contract that will pay him a total of just under $10 million....

Report: Maurice Jones-Drew open to repairing relationship with Jags

AP According to Steve Wyche of, the agent of Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has indicated that they’re open to repairing their relationship with owner Shad Khan and the organization. “After speaking to his agent, Adisa Bakari, he’s also open to bridging what is becoming a more fractured relationship because of the comments of Khan, not only Tuesday, but late...

Maurice Jones-Drew wearing Silver and Black?

I know it sounds insane for the Oakland Raiders to make a play at Maurice Jones-Drew who is in a contract dispute with the Jacksonville Jaguars over money, but the Raiders backfield is lacking behind Darren McFadden. Injury issues with Taiwan Jones and Mike Goodson are not the type of things you want to hear [...]

Game in Review: the Jacksonville Jaguars Trounced by the Baltimore Ravens 48-17

  The Jacksonville Jaguars had to finally face reality in Week 3 of the preseason. After two weeks of winning against playoff teams, they had to face the fact that they are not ready yet. While there is still time to tweak things going into the season, there are still a few important issues to fix.    Missed tackles have become an issue that needs to be resolved quickly...

Preseason Preview: Jaguars at Ravens

Over the past few days, between the news of the Jaguars playing one home game each season in London from 2013 to 2016, and the drama surrounding holdout running back Maurice Jones-Drew, it’s been somewhat pushed to the side that the team does actually play a game this week. Tonight, the Jacksonville Jaguars will take the field against the Baltimore Ravens in the third game of...

Exploring The Possibility Of MJD to NYJ

With a lengthy hold out seemingly poised to last well into the regular season, Jacksonville Jaguars star Running Back Maurice Jones-Drew has reportedly told the team that he is open to being traded if the two sides cannot come to an agreement on a new deal. Since then, many reports have surfaced linking the reigning rushing champion to the New York Jets. Some sources have reported...

5 Reasons the Detroit Lions Should Strike a Deal for Maurice Jones-Drew

This piece is also featured at Recent rumblings suggest that Jacksonville Jaguars’ running back Maurice Jones-Drew is open to a trade. Will the Jaguars agree to deal their franchise runner who’s in the midst of a hold out? The … Continue reading →

Report: Jets not interested in Maurice Jones-Drew

AP According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets aren’t interested in trading for Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Jets aren’t interested in trading for Maurice Jones-Drew. Price tag (players/draft picks + signing him to new deal) is prohibitive. #nyj — Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) August 22, 2012 The Jets could certainly use a back like Jones-Drew, but...
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