R.I.P, Fred Taylor, Hello, Maurice Jones-Drew

LaddCorrespondent IFebruary 16, 2009



Fred Taylor was released by the Jags today after running almost six and a half miles over the course of his career (11,271 yards).  Wait, that’s it?  This stupid iPhone—the calculator was the only icon that I had never touched, so I got all excited because I thought this would be the first and only time I would use it or attempt to do any kind of math.

So, I spent 45 minutes converting yards to miles only to find that he ran a measly 6.4-something miles over the past 11 years?  I could do that in like three weeks.  I was expecting to find that he ran around the world twice, or at least ran around the damn neighborhood.

And yes, I realize this should’ve only taken me two minutes to figure out.  But I’m very dumb.  It’s not my fault.  It’s Aunt Betty’s fault.  She’s the one who convinced my parents to do homeschooling.  Why my parents would ever take the advice of a lady with a Buddha tattooed on her left cheek is beyond me.

Anywho, this is from an ESPN story: “Del Rio said it was time to turn the offense over to [Maurice] Jones-Drew, a 5'7" dynamo who has scored 40 touchdowns in three years. Former second-round pick Greg Jones is also expected to see more touches.”

I loved MJD before this news broke, so you can only imagine how much I like him now.  And despite the love I have for Freddy T., it’s nice to see Jax making moves to better the team.  Just like that, MJD makes a great pick in the early first, although I’m going to take a closer look at his Week 14-16 schedule before pulling the trigger.

Original image via MugDish