Oct 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA;Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) runs in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Jaguars 35-19. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Maurice Jones-Drew isn't frustrated by lack of touches


Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has plenty to be frustrated about. The Jaguars in the midst of another losing season and are still looking for their first win. In Sunday’s loss to the San Diego Chargers, Jones-Drew carried the ball nine times for 37 yards and caught two passes for 19 yards.

Jones-Drew left the game without talking to reporters, some speculated that he was frustrated over his lack of carries. When you’re constantly playing from behind at some point the running back starts getting used less. Jones-Drew says that isn’t the case though, he was upset about the loss and had nothing positive to say. Specifically, Jones-Drew felt like they took a step back after a solid performance against the Denver Broncos.

For what it is worth, Maurice Jones-Drew hasn’t been really effective running the ball. He does play behind an awful and banged up offensive line with no real passing threat, but still. Jones has the 13th most caries in the league with 103, but he has only rushed for 316 yards.

To put it in perspective, Ben Tate of the Houston Tecans has 66 touches and 318 yards. Jones-Drew is averaging 3.1 yards per carry, one of the lowest marks amongst players that qualify with at least 6.25 attempts per team’s games played. It’s a mark that has him tied for fifth with Rashard Mendenhall of the Arizona Cardinals.

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