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Maurice Jones-Drew: “Can anyone tell me what is going on in Duval?”

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Count former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew as one of the people confused with how this team is handling business over the past 48 hours.

With defensive end Yannick Ngakoue traded yesterday and now running back Leonard Fournette cut today, it’s got Jones-Drew... well, asking a lot of questions.

Here is Jones-Drew’s quote in full:

Can anyone tell me what is going on in Duval? How do you draft a player top 5 and cut him 3 years later? How? How do you say his skill set doesn’t match your scheme when he is your best player at your position? What philosophy in football is successful without good players?

Well, Maurice, I’m glad you asked. What’s going on is this team is about two years too late on cleaning house within its front office and coaching ranks. The 2018 NFL season should have shown this franchise for what it was — lucky to have fallen ass backwards into the AFC Championship with a generational defense carrying a literal potato under center. A new general manager would have immediately locked up guys like Yannick Ngakoue, Allen Robinson, and Jalen Ramsey. They would have banished Blake Bortles to The Upside Down before breakfast and wiped clean a toxic culture of confusion created by Tom Coughlin and Dave Caldwell where nobody in the locker room knows what they have to do to get paid. They would have made amends with the NFL Players Association. The search for a rookie quarterback would have started in 2019 the right way, as opposed to paying Nick Foles the 2019 GDP of the Marshall Islands and throwing darts at the end of Day 3.

Go Jaguars.