Jaguars head coach doesn't rule out Maurice Jones-Drew for week 1
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey indicated that there’s a chance Maurice Jones-Drew could play in their season opener. even though he’s been holding out for so long.
“It depends on him,” said Mularkey. “What kind of shape he’s in. How fast he picks up the system. I’m not going to put him in a position where he has any chance to fail because in the long run, we all fail. I’m not going to expose him to failure. It’s not going to happen. If he’s ready and all those conditioning wise [things], and he picks it up immediately, the faster he can progress, yes. I don’t know where we’re at right now. I have no idea.”
Mularkey admits he doesn’t know what to expect since he’s never been in this situation before.
“I’ve never gone through this process with any player at any position, so I don’t know where we’ll be when we get to it.”
Even if Jones-Drew plays week one, there’s no telling what kind of shape he’ll be in, not to mention he doesn’t even have a copy of the Jags new playbook.