JACKSONVILLE – Effective running without question remains critical to the Jaguars’ offense.
Who will do the running Sunday remains a bit less certain.
“The big question mark is MoJo,” Bradley said as the Jaguars (4-9) prepared to play the Buffalo Bills (4-9) at EverBank Field Sunday at 1 p.m.
Jones-Drew, who has rushed for 719 yards and five touchdowns on 208 carries this season, sustained a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter of a victory over Houston on Thursday. He rushed for a season-high 103 yards on 14 carries in the game.
“He continues to rehab,” Bradley said. “The extra days have helped him – I know that. We’ll be smart with him.”
Bradley said he didn’t know the Jaguars’ “emergency kicker,” but said of the injury, “It’s not a concern. We’re being smart with him.”
Scobee said Miller, Scobee and Jones-Drew likely won’t practice until Friday.
Todman has had a run of at least seven yards in each of the last three games.
“He has the ability,” Bradley said of Todman. “I think for us it’s, ‘How many? How many can he go? How many carries can he take?’ I think he’s up for that challenge.’”
The Jaguars have rushed for more than 100 yards as a team in each of those three games, too, and Bradley said that needs to continue whatever Jones-Drew’s status.
“It’s important,” Bradley said. “It gives us the opportunity (to) not (be) one-dimensional. We have to stay convicted to the run game. Our guys are believing in it and they’re starting to see some results with it. Whether it’s MoJo or Todman or D-Rob, we have to find a way to execute.”
Also around the Jaguars Wednesday:
*Jones-Drew, Miller, Scobee and wide receiver
*Meester also discussed the idea of possible someday being so honored. “That’d be awesome,” Meester said. “That’s an unbelievable group of guys up there – Tony (Boselli), Fred (Taylor), Brunell now. I would definitely be honored, but I don’t know that that’s going to happen.”…
*Although there has been speculation that he could retire following this season, Meester on Wednesday said he has not decided on whether he will return for a 15th season. “Check back next week,” he said, smiling….
*Henne made significant yards last Thursday scrambling when the Texans’ pass rush opened lanes. He rushed four times for 33 yards, something Fisch said he encourages from any quarterback. “Guys need to scramble,” Fisch said. “Quarterbacks need to get first downs with their legs as well as their arms. I encourage scrambling, I encourage throwing it up and trying to get pass interferences and I encourage scrambling because I think both of those things happen in the NFL. Take a chance….”
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