Everyone knew this offseason when the Oakland Raiders went out and landed Maurice Jones-Drew that there would be a spark added to the offense, despite his age. He has some left in the tank, and he proved that early on in the Raiders’ third preseason game of the year Friday night against the Green Bay Packers.
In the first quarter, the Packers and Aaron Rodgers drove right down the field and scored on a short-yardage Eddie Lacy run. Well on the ensuing possession, Jones-Drew showed the youngster that he still has it.
Oh, and that he could do it from further out.
Watch in the video below as MJD answers the Packers’ initial score with a 40-yard TD run of his own, right through the middle of the defense.
Yep. For anyone that was wondering, and there were a lot of them, he does indeed still have a lot left in that tank of his. If the Raiders can get consistent play like this out of their newly acquired veteran, then they’ll be in good shape.
Now of course, there is still a long way to go, and it’s only preseason, but this is still a very positive sign for the team.