No problem here with Jones-Drew's stance

September, 11, 2011
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Maurice Jones-Drew was happy the Jaguars won, of course. But he was honest too: He was upset the Jaguars put him on a pitch count and didn’t think Jack Del Rio needed to worry about how much he played.

Jones-Drew is coming off offseason knee surgery and a very limited training camp and preseason.

He was honest with Del Rio and the press about being upset, but also urged that his comments not be turned into a big story. I’ve given him a hard time about saying stuff and then backing off regarding both Jay Cutler and David Garrard.

But I am with him here.

He had 24 carries for 97 yards and a score, then spent a lot of time on the sidelines. Deji Karim had 14 carries for 33 yards.

“Sometimes you’re not happy in a game because you want to play more,” MJD said.

Isn’t that what you want to hear from your best offensive player? I much prefer it to him being understanding about not playing as much as he wanted to or felt he could.

To me, as per his request, end of story.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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