Maurice Jones-Drew made that suggestion after the Jaguars lost 34-24 to the Colts on Sunday in a game in which he rushed for only 46 yards and the Jaguars rushed for a total of just 67 yards, a season low.
"If I weren't so stubborn, I should have told them to go to the pass earlier because we probably would have made a couple of more plays," he said.
David Garrard outdueled Peyton Manning, throwing for 294 yards to 229 for Manning, although Garrard had a critical interception.
The Colts outrushed the Jaguars 155-67, as Donald Brown gained 129 yards.
Jones-Drew suffered a knee injury against Oakland on Dec. 12 that caused him to miss the Wednesday and Thursday practices and limited him on Friday.
He refused to blame the knee injury for the poor showing that ended his string of six 100-yard games.
"I just didn't perform," he said. "I hold myself to a higher standard than that. After the game, I pretty much wanted to cry because I felt like I let the team down with two fumbles and not being able to convert on third down, on the goal line, things like that."
Garrard said Jones-Drew shouldn't have taken the fall.
"It was definitely not Maurice's fault. We all had our own individual issues that we messed up in the game," he said
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