Maurice Jones-Drew Looking to Return from Injury, Regain Top-5 Form in 2013

May 22, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Jacksonville Jaguars' offense has run through Maurice Jones-Drew since he took over the starting role in 2009, but his body may have started breaking down after all the years of constant pounding.
Jones-Drew has been run into the ground since becoming the starting running back. He is seventh among active running backs with almost 1,600 career rushing attempts, and more than 1,000 of the rushes have come since 2009.
He wasn't just the focal point of the offense; Jones-Drew was accountable for the the majority of it.
Counting his 343 rushes and 43 receptions in 2011, Jones-Drew had his hands on the ball on almost 53 percent of the team's plays.
That trend continued last season as he was responsible for 76 percent of Jacksonville's rushing attempts through the first five games.
Jones-Drew was the engine that kept the Jaguars offense running, but the high mileage on his tires could be to blame for the engine breaking down.
All the touches caught up to him ...

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