Julius Jones at Career Crossroad: What Does His Future Hold?

August 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Julius Jones will turn 29 on August 14.  In virtually any other walk of life he is a very young man.
In certain sports participant endeavors 29 is an age where one is just beginning to hit stride with plenty of remaining years of achievement left in a professional career.
Jones does not happen to be in one of the aforementioned circumstances.  He is a National Football League running back.  I this week heard  renowned ESPN Radio NFL grid expert John Clayton cite 29 and 30 as a pivotal age when a running back has begun to noticeably age.
There are those repeated hits at the line of scrimmage and the punishment endured, particularly in the legs.  One is being perpetually tackled by some of the biggest, toughest, and most talented athletes in the world.
Think of how so many premier defensive linemen and linebackers, the players who outweigh running backs the most significantly and form the first and most repeated elements of resistance, h...

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