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Maurice Jones-Drew Adds Another Chip On His Shoulder

Maurice Jones-Drew reported to Jaguars camp on Sunday and later in the day a press conference was held for the star running back to address the media. In true Jones-Drew fashion, it was like him against the world in that presser.

Big Cat Country's Alfie Crow has this on the press conference and MJD's frustration possibly being a good thing for the Jaguars and fans. Keep in mind Jones-Drew is the same guy who wears No. 32 because that's how many players were taken ahead of him in the 2006 NFL Draft. The guy doesn't let anything go. He uses it as fuel to keep pushing to be even better.

Here's a slightly combative Jones-Drew when he was asked why he held out as long as he did if he knew he wouldn't get a new deal:

"Yeah well Vito (Stellino) if I listened to what everybody told me I wasn't going to do you think I'd be here right now? Because you told me I wasn't going to be here. A lot of guys told me I wasn't going to make it. I knew it was going to be difficult.

"Let me put it this way I knew it was going to be a difficult situation. I had two years left. I understood that. I understood the whole point of it, but the way I was raised, the way I was grown is if you believe something you fight for it and that's for everybody, you fight for whatever you believe," Jones-Drew said. "My production stated something, I fought for it. Plain and simple. So, yes it went into a holdout and yes it went into all these different things, reports being written, all that. At the end of the day that's what it was about, my production and my value. Simple as that."

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