He has always been regarded as a solid flex back (see: Matt Forte) - a guy who can ground and pound but can also come out of the backfield as a check down for his pathetic QB Blaine Gabbert.
It's incredible that the best running back in the league can come from such an inept offense.
I am going to make this a bullet-point post because I am so tired and run-down I don't think I can coherently form complete sentences.
MJD leads the league with 1,334 yards rushing (1,391 was his career best, in 2009)
- MJD is 2nd shortest player in the league at 5'7" (Darren Sproles - 5'6")
- MJD leads the NFL with 95.3 yards per game - almost two yards a game better than Fred Jackson (IR) and five yards better than McCoy (90.2).
- MJD has 10 TD's (7 rushing, 3 receiving) - the rest of the offense has 12.
- MJD has 294 carries on the year - 21 more than the next guy, Michael Turner.
- MJD's 1,683 yards from scrimmage leads the league, although Ray Rice (1,622) will probably take over the top spot after Sunday.
- MJD is 3rd in all-purpose yards (1,167 thanks for -16 yards fumble return) behind Darren Sproles (2,060) and Antonio Brown (1,837) - and MJD doesn't return kickoffs.
- MJD has 1 tackle on the season.
You never hear anything bad or negative about this guy and that's why he's so likeable. Not to mention he almost got my miserable "fantasy" team into the playoffs singlehandedly. I guess my team on ESPN and his team are more similar than you'd think.
So Maurice Jones-Drew, you deserve better, so keep moving those legs. You are a BEAST!!