MJD arrested for assault...opens door for Denard?

Submitted by umichjenks on May 28th, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Considering dictator Goddell and his no tolerance policy, does this open the door for Denard to possibly start?

From cops:"Jones-Drew hit security officer on the left side of his head, knocking him out. He left the area before law enforcement arrived."
[Ed-S: UPDATE: MJD Not Charged. Getting things wrong happens when you post bleacher report.]
And no, this is not OT because anything relating to Denard is on topic.



Space Coyote

May 28th, 2013 at 3:54 PM ^

I'll wait for a non-Bleacher Report source to confirm before I feel mildly happy for Denard in an unfortunate sort of way. Don't like to see assaults happen, would like to see Denard, and expected to see Denard, get touches outside of something like this happening.


May 28th, 2013 at 6:48 PM ^


I am lucky I managed to nab this mgojob before brian realized you're out there. Every time you post I'm like...I couldn't have said that better. DAMMIT WHY CAN'T I SAY THAT BETTER?

(there is absolutely no sarcasm in that)

Bill in Birmingham

May 28th, 2013 at 3:47 PM ^

I want Denard to do well as much as the next person, but I don't want to cheer something like this. In fact, I'm fairly sure I've read a couple of comments from MJD that were very complimentary of Denard.


May 28th, 2013 at 4:20 PM ^

Wouldnt he benefit from a year of casually going in and out as a swiss army return, wild cat option rather than take the full force of his first year in the NFL?


May 28th, 2013 at 4:28 PM ^

When Tebow went to the pros, he said he absolutely wanted to play quarterback. Denard said that he would do anything he had to and play anywhere that his coach put him. And now things are looking good for Denard and not so good for Tebow.

Marley Nowell

May 28th, 2013 at 4:51 PM ^

Tebow didn't do anything bad like throw other QBs under the bus (which he could have easily done in NYC with Sanchez being dreadful). I don't believe Tebow is an NFL QB but he led the 2011 Broncos to multiple wins and a playoff win against the Steelers.  I think he's gotten a raw deal considering his resume.


May 28th, 2013 at 5:28 PM ^

Denard said he was open to anything, Tebow was being picky. And I agree Tebow could've been MUCH worse and I'm not saying he was horrible, I'm just saying I'm glad that Denard is getting a chance after being open to what his team needs.

Perkis-Size Me

May 28th, 2013 at 6:36 PM ^

And the worst team in the NFL somehow continues to get worse.

But seriously, Denard would not survive past week 3 as a starting NFL running back. That's not a knock on his abilities, but he's just not built to take that kind of beating. If they ever expect Denard to carry the rock 20-25 times a game, they're nuts.

Jaqen H'ghar

May 28th, 2013 at 6:49 PM ^

Denard needs more time to develop at RB and get used to the speed and physicality of an NFL game. If MJD is suspended this will get him some more playing time but we don't want him getting thrown right into the fire as a starter too soon. Have there been any updates on Denard's nerve problems since the draft? Last I saw his hand/arm was in a wrap.