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100 moments in 100 days: Maurice Jones-Drew pancakes Shawne Merriman

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This year marks the 25th season for the Jacksonville Jaguars. To celebrate, we’re counting down 100 days from our regular season kickoff with the top 100 moments in franchise history.

Yesterday it was Bill Cowher pretending to tackle Chris Hudson on a special teams touchdown.

Today? Maurice Jones-Drew with a devastating block on Shawne Merriman.

Few know this, but this tweet caused a bit of a ruckus on social media.

According to ESPN’s Mike DiRocco, the tweet didn’t sit too well with Merriman:

Tuesday is apparently National Pancake Day -- not to be confused with IHOP’s National Pancake Day on March 8 -- but the Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t make it a happy one for former San Diego Chargers defensive end Shawne Merriman.

The team’s official Twitter account sent out a tweet wishing their fans a Happy National Pancake Day and accompanied it with a clip of former running back Maurice Jones-Drew laying out Merriman with a violent block during a game between the teams in 2007.

Jones-Drew had the reputation as one of the league’s best backs at picking up the blitz, and the 5-foot-7, 210-pound Jones-Drew pancaked the 6-5, 272-pound Merriman on a play near the goal line during the Jaguars’ 24-17 victory in 2007. Jones-Drew’s block allowed David Garrard to complete an easy touchdown pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis.

Merriman, obviously, wasn’t thrilled to see the tweet and it prompted a response from his official Twitter account:

Send us your favorite moments and we’ll dig into each one until the Jaguars kick off on September 8th — including whatever video, audio, or stories we can find.

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