Month: August 2012
By: James Johnson
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After starting the preseason off on a roll, the Jags went into M&T Bank stadium feeling confident. However, they received a nice reminder that there is still work to be done this preseason. The Ravens defeated them tonight with a stellar offensive effort dropping 48 points on the Jags. In the process they showed off a new no huddle attack that the Jags had no answer for. Joe Flacco connected Torrey Smith on multiple occasions accumulating 103 yards over the course of 3 quarters. Jaguars CB William Middleton had a long day in coverage against the speedster Smith. All-star RB Ray Rice didn’t hold back on the Jags defense, either. Though he only had two rushing attempts, he made the Jags pay severely with those limited touches, leaving the game with 30 yards total of those 2 attempts. Rice also came away with a 13 yard pass. The Jags were also victims of missed tackles, which defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will definitely address in the teams next film session. One top of that, several Jaguar players had to be carted of the field. DE Aaron Morgan, whose had a great preseason, left with what appeared to be a leg injury along with fellow lineman George Selvie, who was the victim of a knee injury. TE’s Zach Miller and Matt Veldman were carted off the field as well. Veldman appeared to have a knee injury like Selvie’s and Miller appeared to have a leg injury like Morgan’s. Hopefully the injuries aren’t as severe as some of them looked and each of them will be able to return for the regular season.
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By: James Johnson
Just two days away from the start of preseason football the Jags will start their preseason against the 2011 Super Bowl Champions, the New York Giants. It’s been a longtime coming, but I guess it’s safe to say football is back. With that said, I wanted to suggest a couple of players to watch in Friday’s game.
Today I went to the Jaguars training camp yet again to take a look at the Cardiac Cats and see exactly where they stand. I tried to evaluate as much as I could in today’s morning session and saw both good and bad things. However, I didn’t exactly see the so called “disaster” of a camp that was reported earlier this week by a few sources. Do the Jags have a ways to go? Of course. They are going into this season with a new offense and multiple new pass catchers. Most would think they’d need some time to get their chemistry going. After all, that is what training camp is for.