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Mike Mularkey Happy With MJD's Performance

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Sep 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE
Sep 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Entering Sunday's matchup with the Minnesota Vikings, there was some uncertainty about how much Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew would play. Rashad Jennings got the start, but Jones-Drew saw action in the game early and wound up taking over after Rashad Jennings went down with a leg injury and was knocked out of the game.

Jones-Drew seemed to please Mike Mularkey with his play and grasp of the offense after just a week of practice.

"I think he did well," Mularkey told the Florida Times-Union. "I still think he has some work to do, but I was proud with how he picked up the system. I don't remember anything blatant he missed, and I thought he ran the ball extremely well. Obviously, I was glad he was available."

For the most part, Jones-Drew looked like his old self, trucking some of the Vikings defenders to pick up extra yards, but it was clear on a couple of plays he missed some lanes. With time however, that will be corrected and Jones-Drew will continue to be an asset to the offense.