The official NFL site has a roundtable of NFL executives (all anonymous, of course) weighing in on the holdout of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew. There's little consensus -- some say the organization should make a move to get the situation handled as soon as they can, and some say not to reward a player who is not in training camp.
What's interesting is that the executives agree on Jones-Drew's value in a three-year frame, despite the wear and tear he's already seen with the Jags. When viewed in that framework, the argument shifts to Jones-Drew's effectiveness this season because of the time he's missed, and the opinions are foreboding, at least for Jags fans in 2012:
"I'd look at him being the same guy over the next three years, and then decline, but I think this year is gonna be a wash," said one AFC personnel director. "Running backs do not come back after a holdout with the same effectiveness. You need the timing with the O-line, especially with a new offense in there. You need to take hits. ... He's gonna limp into this year."