By now, Maurice Jones-Drew's refusal to take a fourth-quarter touchdown against the New York Jets has been widely witnessed, argued about, and gushed over. For those who managed to miss its coverage in the sports media, Jacksonville's vertically-challenged star running back skidded to a halt one yard from the end zone on the Jaguars' game-winning drive in New York last weekend. A score would have given his team the lead, but Jones-Drew's play (dialed up, for the record, by much-maligned head coach Jack Del Rio) allowed Jacksonville to retain possession for a decisive last-second field goal. In the aftermath of the Jaguars' 24-22 win, "unselfish" has been the adjective most often used to describe Jones-Drew's kneel-downùan odd word choice, considering his stated ambitions for Jacksonville ...
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