When the Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was asked if he was ready to go in the season opener this weekend he had a very simple and straight forward answer.
Jones-Drew has spent the offseason recovering from a foot injury that held him out of the last 10 games of the season. That could’ve not only effected his health for the upcoming season but his conditioning as well. Wednesday he was asked how many carries he could handle, again he had a simple and straight forward answer.
“As many as it takes,” he said, adding, “I feel great.”
Jones-Drew also said that he wasn’t sure how the Jaguars would use him in the game and how many carries he’d get. Jones-Drew had to stay positive though to make it through his rehabilitation and recovery.
“The main part is just staying positive,” Jones-Drew said, via the team’s website. “There were a couple days during camp where I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can do this anymore.’ Once the pain subsides and the soreness goes away you’re ready to roll again and you fought through those first couple weeks. You were all saying I felt great and I had to lie to myself too and say that as well. Now I feel good and I’m just ready to get out there and play.”