Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, a close friend of the NFL Network, joined the “NFL Total Access” set Thursday, and it wasn’t long before the conversation turned toward his ill-timed Twitter shot directed at Jay Cutler.
“I think Twitter is a way for fans to kind of get involved with the players,” Jones-Drew said. “That’s how I was feeling at that time. Everyone wants to hear the truth about how players watch the game and how they’re feeling and what they’re thinking. And that’s what happened.
“The backlash was a little out of control, and how it reached everyone and went everywhere else. But when you see guys Tweet about doing camps and certain things, it doesn’t go that far. The one thing you could say I regretted was the stuff that was coming back to me. But I’m not too much worried about that, either.”
MJD also had a slick response when Eisen pointed out that Charles Barkley was one of the more prominent names to call him out: “I’m just happy that Charles Barkley knows me.”
Always humble. Oh, in case you’re wondering, MJD is picking the Packers.