KAPOLEI, Hawaii — Calm down, everybody. Maurice Jones-Drew is still the lovable “Pocket Hercules” we all know and love.
At least that’s the message from his teammate, Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis.
No doubt, Jones-Drew has received some flack — even death threats — for starting the Twitter rage/cheap shots taken at injured Bears QB Jay Cutler for not going back into the NFC Championship Game against the Packers. You may recall this tweet, “Hey I think the urban meyer rule is effect right now… When the going gets tough……..QUIT,” which started it all.
Everybody then chimed in. Even Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski teed off, and he played in only six games this season. (Hopefully Gradkowski has plenty of Windex for his glass house.)
But MJD apologized for his Twitter remarks about Cutler, and Lewis — who was also his teammate at UCLA — didn’t see the need to dwell on it any further.
“I don’t know, man. It sucks that it had to happen that way,” Lewis said. “We aren’t robots. We are human. Things happen.”
A simple case of MJD’s emotions getting the best of him? Nothing against Cutler?
“I don’t think so,” Lewis said. “A lot of these tweets get taken a little too seriously these days. And that’s part of it, and he’s got to understand that. But people just take these things and run away with it sometimes. It is what it is.”