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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has some advice for Tim Tebow

DAYTONA BEACH -- Many Jacksonville Jaguars fans are hoping Tim Tebow is drafted by his hometown team. On Thursday, Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew said that scenario might not be the best thing for Tebow.

Jones-Drew and Tebow were grand marshals for the Gatorade Duels at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday. Jones-Drew spoke with reporters and Tebow ran from them before the race. Tebow's attitude toward the press (only local reporters actually carried that he was there) is interesting and, in a slight way, adds validity to Jones-Drew's opinion that Tebow would benefit from getting the heck out Florida. Leaving Florida would mean less responsibility for Tebow.

"Getting drafted by Jacksonville would be a lot of pressure," Jones-Drew said. "I grew up in the Bay area and went to college in L.A. and I know if I would have gotten drafted to Oakland or San Francisco people would have thought he's going to change the team right now.

"It's a little bit different in college than the NFL, so I think it was best for me to go across the country. I got away from all the pressure, all the family and got to turn into the guy I wanted to be and not have people try and change me into something I'm not."

Jones-Drew made sure to add a disclaimer to his comments on Thursday. He added, "If we pick him, he's still going to do a great job, I just don't know if the pressure and the expectations of the city of Jacksonville and all the fans everywhere are going to have for him, but wherever he goes he's going to do a great job though."

Jones-Drew's cautious comments about Tebow came a few days after Jags' offensive lineman Uche Nwaneri criticized Tebow's skills. Nwaneri wrote on a Jacksonville Jaguars message board last week that Tebow "can't throw, period." Jones-Drew attempted to slightly clarify Nwaneri's comments: "That's the difference between college and pro, people don't speak their mind. Regardless if it hurts your feelings or not, they're going to tell how they feel about you."

-jo-

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I would just like to take a quick moment to say that Sarasota 'cane is a giant douchebag.

That is all.

I concur and he only fits a need.

Wow UFag now want to be like THE U so much that they r trying to steal one of our coaches.

The Gayturds will never be better then THE U even when we r in the dumps!!!!

I don't know but maybe Mr. Joseph Goodman is just as gay as Mr. Teabags!!!

Tebow will likely be picked by a good team at the end of the second round (e.g. Colts, Saints). Jags have too many needs to draft a project before that. Tebow will be used like Jim "Crash" Jensen was as a back-up QB, RB, TE and maybe even some special teams. He could eventually become a starter in system like the one Peyton Manning runs with the Colts out of the shotgun with enough time to develop. Not having the pressure of being a saviour (like in Jax) is a good point.

Tebow is tough, intelligent, has good size and speed and is a winner. The Dolphins took Pat White in the second round and he's not as good as Tebow, so someone will find a place for him.

Known anything about the Arizona Cardinals' secondary coach Teryl Austin being hired as the defensive coordinator? Never heard of him.

The lower Tebow goes in the draft, and the farther away from home he travels, the better his chances in the NFL. Get out of SEC country, get picked at the end of the second round or on the 2nd day of the draft and take a year or two to learn the game. That's his best, and maybe only, hope. He gets thrown into the fire right away, he ain't gonna make it

As for Tebow not being as good as Pat White, time will tell. It's too soon to make that call.

Tebow and urban have an apartment together in Jacksonville , where they will both play next year. Thats why urban dances around the "RETURING NEXT SEASON" question.

I'm twirling my thumbs ...


Late Second huh ?

Good call Gator Nation. Everyone knows that Sarasota 'cane is a giant douchebag.

I agree that Tim would probably be better off to get out of the southeast for his professional career. He could be one of the best fullbacks ever in the NFL with his talent, and threat to throw every time he takes a handoff or catchs a pass behind the line of scrimmage.

GAtors turn thier 4-5 star athletes in2;
bible salesmen,
underwear models,
a contestant on 'the bachelor',
waffle house managers'.

MIAMI turns thier 2-3 star recruits in2;
ALL-PRO's, as in 11 THIS year (an NFL record),
3 key players in THIS years Super Bowl & 2 key players on the winning Super Bowl team (the winning TD catch & their leadin tackler),
4 NFL player of THIS decade & not 1 GAtor in the top 5 at any posistion.

GORDO, reel it alittle bit dude. Whens the last time a fullbacks had an impact. Back in the 50's maybe. You think teabags gonna block 4 50 plays.

No, I think he could run, recieve, or pass for 15-20 plays from the fullback position. That leaves 30-35 of your 50 plays for blocking, mr. inside (sic), for which I beleive he would be awesome. He needs to be in the backfield, and it doesn't necessarily have to be quarterback. He has great talent & the "winner instinct". Those can't be taught.

TEBOW CANT RUN ANY RB OR FB POSITION TOO SLOW!! NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! WHAT YOU UFAGS DONT SEEM TO UNDERSTAND IS HOW EASY IT IS FOR A QB TO GAIN YARDAGE AND SCORE FROM FLORIDA'S OFFENSE. WHEN THE FIELD IS SPREAD THAT MUCH AND EVERY TIME INSIDE THE FIVE THEY WOULD RUN TEBOW THREE STRAIGHT TIMES (DOESN'T TRANSLATE OR WORK IN NFLU)ESPEICALLY WHEN YOUR RB'S ARE AVERAGE. HE IS AN ABOVE AVERAGE SCRAMBLER IN COLLEGE BUT WILL BE LESS THAN AVERAGE ONCE HE FACES DEFENSES BIGGER AND FASTER(DONT GIV ME THE SEC CRAP, IT DOSENT TOUCH NFL SPEED AND SIZE)TEBOW IS A BIGGER MUCH SLOWER MIKE VICK A LEFTY WHO SUCKS AS A PASSER!!!!!! THERE IS A REASON THE MILLION DOLLAR PAID PRO GM'S DONT RATE HIM HIGH; FACE IT

URBAN CRYER'S LAST QB SENSATION WHO HE PUMPED UP THE SAME WAY AS TEBAG; ALEX SMITH LMAO NUMBER ONE OVERALL PICK; BUST!!! NUFF SAID LMAO

Geez stop givin'em credit for bein 2nd teamers, most of the x-GAtors r practice squad fodder at best..

Everyone has their Ken Dorsey...I guess.

Posted by: NFL SECOND TEAMERS THATS UFELONS | February 12, 2010 at 12:46 PM

UM can't even get second place in the ACC. tHATS FUNNY

Dorsey-BUST
Wright-BUST
Walsh-BUST
Toretta-BUST
Kelly-CHOKER
Erickson-BUST


Funny how they use to call Miami Quarterback U.

Correction Donna you have to be drafted 1st or 2nd round to be a bust.

hey maurice im a big fan of u and my middle name is christopher just like yours but im beau and my school class is asking famous people u like and i picked u so can u give me something free for me.u can just send it to me. but u dont have to do this

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