Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew enters the free agent market
During the third play of the matchup, Drew lost a fumble which the Colts used to secure a touchdown. This might be the last game that Drew plays as a Jaguar as he heads into the free agent market.
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said that turnovers at the start of any game are bad that was exactly what happened.
“When you have turnovers, especially at the start of the game, your back is against the wall,” Bradley said. “We needed to stand up in those opportunities and didn’t.”
Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne made a 15 yard completion with the help of receiver Kerry Taylor. Drew made another carry after running for one yard.
Drew added 5 more yards when he exploited a hole he saw in the right side of the line. In doing so, Colts linebacker Jerrell Freeman tackled him and Drew lost the ball in the process.
Drew said that it was that moment in which the team lost the momentum it was starting off with and Freeman made a good play in that one.
“That took the momentum away. He made a good play. I don’t even think he touched the ball. He hit the back of my tricep or something,” Drew said. “I was trying to brace myself for the fall and I should’ve kept two hands on the ball. It just squirted out. They did a good job trying to attack the ball all day.”
Drew said that he would sit out for a few weeks before he was to start the training again. After sustaining a Lisfranc left foot injury, Drew was unable to attend much of the last offseason and that was the reason his 2012 season ended after just six games.
“I’m not going to have surgery, so that’s a positive. I’m going to go back to what I usually do. I’ll go back to training a couple of weeks from now,” Drew said. “Start slowly working my way back into it, building myself up and getting ready for whoever I play for next year.”