Fred Taylor has a unique perspective with which to comment on Maurice Jones-Drew's contract situation. Not only does Taylor know what it's like to carry the Jacksonville Jaguars running game, he also has been working out with MJD this offseason.
Jaguars fans should be worried because Taylor isn't too optimistic about Jones-Drew showing up to camp on time.
"He understands it's a young man's game. ... He's trying to use whatever leverage he has," Taylor told WJXL-AM, via Big Cat Country.
Taylor stressed that Jones-Drew isn't a "greedy guy," he has been working extremely hard and will be ready when the stalemate ends. But he doesn't think Jones-Drew is going to blink unless the Jaguars come off their strong stance that they won't talk contract.
"I think (Jones-Drew) will continue to hold out because there were some things that were miscommunicated by both sides," Taylor said. "Pride gets involved. Someone has to give. ... I don't think Maurice will be the first one to show his hand. Possibility it'll go into training camp or even further."