Found June 26, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
Jacksonville Jaguars star running back Maurice Jones-Drew isn’t just looking for a new contract these days. The former second-round selection (60th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft out of UCLA is looking to claim the NFL career rushing title as well. “I think it’s doable.  I definitely think it’s doable,” Jones-Drew told 102.3 The Ticket in Denver, via  “Emmitt Smith was in a different situation than a lot of us, though. I mean, he had a Hall of Fame receiver, Hall of Fame quarterback, Hall of Fame offensive line, Hall of Fame fullback.  Whoever put that team together did a heck of a job, and it just showed.” Photo Credit: In six seasons, the elusive 5-7, 208-pound bulldozer has appeared in 93 contests (50 starts) and registered 6,854 yards on 1,484 carries (4.6 yards per carry) and 65 touchdowns on the ground. He’s also added 129 yards on 13 punt returns (9.1 average), 2,054 yards and two touchdowns on 79 kickoff returns (26.0 average) and 278 ca...

Jones-Drew: All-Time rushing mark is “doable”

While Maurice Jones-Drew waits on receiving a new, possible record running back, contract from the Jacksonville Jaguars, he is thinking about a different type of record. Jones-Drew thinks that the all-time rushing record set my Emmitt Smith is “doable”. While talking to 102.3 The Ticket in Denver Jones-Drew said, “Emmitt Smith was in a different situation than a lot of us...

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During a recent appearance on 102.3 The Ticket in Denver, Maurice Jones-Drew didn't reveal much in regard to his tumultuous contract situation, but did acknowledge his ultimate goal, which, in his opinion, is within reach. Jones-Drew touched on Emmitt Smith's career rushing yards record, hinting that the iconic Cowboy benefited from the superb talent around him. Asked...

Maurice Jones-Drew wants to break NFL all-time rushing record

Amid threats of a protracted holdout, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew thinks he can top former Dallas Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith‘s all-time rushing record. Jones-Drew earned the rushing title this season, leading the league with 1,606 yards. The UCLA product is currently threatening a hold out from the Jaguars unless he receives a new contract. He is currently under contract...

Maurice Jones-Drew believes he can beat Emmitt Smith’s record

Getty Images Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew told CJ & Kreckman on 102.3 The Ticket in Denver (via that he believes he can break the NFL’s all-time rushing record, which is currently held by Emmitt Smith. “Yeah, I think it’s doable. I definitely think it’s doable,” said Jones-Drew.  ”Once again, Emmitt Smith was...

Maurice Jones-Drew aiming for the career rushing mark

It isn’t often that players in any sport will tell you that they are gunning for records. Often, many of them will avoid it all together. But Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars isn’t shy about his goal, and that is the career rushing mark (18355 yards) that is currently held by Hall of Famer [...]

Jacksonville Jaguars and K Josh Scobee Still Far Apart in Contract Talks

Kickers are people too. The Jacksonville Jaguars have until mid July to sign kicker Josh Scobee to a multiyear deal, or he plays under the franchise tag. Based on the $2.88 million franchise number, Scobee would take in $170,000 a game during the regular season. Vito Stellino of The Florida Times-Union spoke with Scobee’s agent, Ken Harris, who still thinks Scobee will...

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The Year of the Running Back Holdout: Maurice Jones-Drew

Just days before stating he is going to break RB Emmitt Smith’s rushing yards record, sources close to Jones-Drew said the All-Pro could sit out regular season games according to the Florida Times Union. Jones-Drew is holding out for a long-term contract probably worth around what RB LeSean McCoy received from the Eagles back in May. No one knows how close the “people” cited...

"Monday Morning Huddle" Episode Three: The Year of the Running Back Holdout

Football Nation presents the third episode of “Monday Morning Huddle”. In this week’s show, host, Dave Holcomb, debates which running back holdout, Matt Forte, Ray Rice or Maurice Jones-Drew, is more significant to their team, the likelihood the Minnesota Vikings place Percy Harvin on the trade block and who the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks should be. This...
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