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Scouting of our first opponent Jax Juguars

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  1. icyhot

    icyhot Member

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  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Thanks, but it's incredibly difficult to read.
  3. Cowboy from New York

    Cowboy from New York Active Member

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    Every team is happy and tries to be upbeat this early in camp. The Jags were at best an average offense last year and they don't even have there top WR any longer. They'd better use Taylor sparingly or else he may not even make it to week one.
    Now defensively, they are intimidating, especially if our O-line continues to be a question mark.
    On probably a really hot and humid day in J-ville the better condtioned team and kicker will win out.
  4. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Could someone please clean this up, its huge and lots of xtra symbols. Not readable.
  5. Dangerous Dave

    Dangerous Dave New Member

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    Is that Campo's defensive game plan?
    That IS a great scouting report. Nice work!
  6. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Leftwich lost weight so now he'll be great... Maurice Drew is Barry Sanders... All they have to do is not miss Jimmy Smith and they're scary...

    Remember the last Campo year when we got puff pieces like this on our team, too? Even though that team was awful?

    I don't know about you guys, but I'm so glad we now have a coach and overall team attitude that keeps things in perspective.
  7. Smashmouth24

    Smashmouth24 New Member

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    Yeah, next they'll say something like their right tackle hit the weight room after having his *** handed too him and now in his 2nd year he's going to be a starting quality NFL player -- don't question it.
  8. ATurkishSeaOtter

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    No longer offensive

    No longer offensiveBy Jason Cole, Yahoo! Sports
    August 1, 2006

    Highlight reels: [IMG] Marcedes Lewis [IMG] Maurice Jones-Drew
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An oddly uncomfortable look comes across the face of Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio as he issues the following
    statement.
    "This is the best two days we've had passing the ball in training camp since I got here," Del Rio said Sunday night on the second day of his fourth
    training camp steering the Jaguars.
    So what's so wrong with that? As a former linebacker by trade and defensive devotee by current profession, Del Rio still doesn't look completely
    comfortable embracing the offense. Particularly an offense that appears loaded with the greatest coach-killing factor of all time.
    Potential.
    Yes, everywhere you look at Jaguars camp, there is some stunning athlete. Reggie Williams, Matt Jones and Ernest Wilford are running around
    the perimeter at wide receiver. Then there's 6-foot-6 rookie tight end Marcedes Lewis, who looks every bit as sleek as his first name
    would portend.
    In the backfield, there's the aging-but-talented Fred Taylor and the bullish Greg Jones. Then there's second-round pick Maurice Jones-Drew,
    a 5-foot-7, 208-pound ball of quickness. Jones-Drew put on a stunning show Sunday night, darting and slashing like, dare we say it …
    "A little like Barry," Wilford said admiringly. Yes, Barry Sanders.
    He said it, not me.
    Finally, there is quarterback Byron Leftwich, who looks downright smooth. An admitted "fat boy," Leftwich took his conditioning extremely serious

    this offseason and came back looking more like a basketball player than a passer who more than fills the pocket.
    "We might even run the option a little this year," Leftwich said with a sly smile.
    The real question comes back to what Del Rio is willing to embrace. As a player, Del Rio watched another team build an offense that was
    a perfect complement to a stunningly quick defense.
    In Dallas in the early 1990s, Del Rio was there while Jimmy Johnson assembled an offense around Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and
    Michael Irvin. Johnson, like Del Rio, was a disciple of defense, which was the key that helped Johnson lead the Cowboys to back-to-back
    titles (and a third two years after he left).
    As a reminder of that, former Dallas assistant Dave Campo has been in Del Rio's ear about taking a more aggressive role in understanding
    the offense – to understand when it is the right time to strike. Based on last season's results, the answer to that is early.
    Here are some critical facts to consider from 2005, when the Jaguars were 12-4 but were bounced in the first round of the playoffs
    28-3 by New England.
    The Jaguars were 8-0 when leading after the first quarter last year in the regular season. They were 2-0 when they were tied. That's
    a combined 10-0. Included in that record are victories over Seattle and at Pittsburgh, the Super Bowl teams from last season.
    They were 2-4 when they were behind after one quarter.
    In other words, if Del Rio and the Jaguars are going to get to where they hope to be, the offense will have to live up to the potential
    that is obvious to even the amateur observer. Del Rio then needs to learn to trust the modern football adage: You throw to score and run to win.
    "There's some truth to that, but you have to earn that," Del Rio said.
    Or you have to trust it. In Del Rio's case, he has an established history on defense. In his seven years as a head coach or assistant,
    the defenses he has overseen or worked with have finished in the top seven of fewest points allowed six times. They have finished
    among the top six in fewest yards allowed six of seven times as well.
    But on Sunday and Monday, Del Rio spent much of his time watching the offense. He stayed out of the way of offensive coordinator
    Carl Smith, but he observed and studied.
    There were some spectacular moments, such as a diving catch on a deep pass by Jones, a frighteningly gifted athlete. There was a smooth
    curl pattern run by Williams against a zone coverage. Wilford made catch after catch. Lewis was open at will. Then there was Jones-Drew,
    the kind of talent coaches stay up late drawing plays for.
    At the same time, there were moments that looked questionable. Such as the time Jones didn't adjust well on a pass to the wrong side
    of his body and flailed at the ball with one arm. Or there was the 40-yard pass that Williams dropped in traffic on a pretty throw from Leftwich.
    "That's one I have to go get," Williams said.
    Jaguars vice president James Harris put it another way. "That's the money catch," he said.
    Still, even without retired veteran wide receiver Jimmy Smith, the team's all-time leader in receptions, the Jaguars look scary if just a couple
    of those young guys can come through with a good performance.
    In fact, Smith's absence could be just the thing to motivate some of those guys. "We all know there are 70 catches that Jimmy got last
    year that are there for guys to get if they want them," Jones said. "I don't think any one guy has to get them. You're talking about replacing
    a Hall of Famer in Jimmy and we're all still working on it. But there's opportunity and we all realize it."

    Jason Cole is an NFL writer for Yahoo! Sports.
  9. EastDallasCowboy

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    They're a damn good team. They don't get the recognition for it because they're stuck battling for the WC every year since they aren't gonna pass IND in the standings.

    Leftwich is good, but not great. Their defense is above average. Their running game has been a problem since they've had Glassman Taylor starting, but word is Greg Jones is ready to supplant him at the next injury (probably, after week 1). Their WRs have been good, but inconsistent. Smith retiring should accelerate Matt Jones' growth, assuming he's ready for the next level...which as a WR I think he his. Wilford and Jones are an under-rated but solid WR corps.

    The key to beating the Jags is actually very similar to beating the Cowboys. Clog up the rushing lanes a bit, but more importantly put pressure on Leftwich. He's a good passer, but as immobile as Bledsoe and will make bad decisions under pressure. They'll win games much like the Cowboys last year, but their weakness is similar too.

    Their problem is that they don't have a Witten, Keyshawn, or TO to account for some of the bad decisions Leftwich will make under pressure. Witten and Keyshawn could compensate for some of Bledsoe's poor decisions-Smith could sort of do it for JAX, but he was it. Jones and Wilford were too young.

    Anyway, that's my scouting of them. I'm no writer, just a gambler and fantasy football nut.
  10. Screw The Hall

    Screw The Hall Well-Known Member

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    Just a few random thoughts.

    The middle of our OL had better be ready because there aren't a better pair of DT's in the league than Stroud and Henderson. Probably will be that groups toughest assignment all season long.

    I think our secondary should be able to abuse their receivers, might be a low scoring game.

    Hopefully the OL will buy Bledsoe enough time to get a couple looks deep for TO and Glenn, if they do it could be the difference.

    I don't think we'll be able to run much on them, if we do I think it will be more sweep oriented, should be tough going for us between the tackles.

    It will be nice to have Vanderjagt in a Dallas uniform, because it should be a close one.
  11. MiStar

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    I don't think that either team will be able to run the ball with much success. Jaxsonville doesn't have the line or the recievers to hurt Dallas on a consistant basis. Hopefully the Dallas line will give Bledsoe the time to work the short to intermediate passing game, if the line can't do that, Dallas is in trouble. As a result, I think one of the biggest factors will be TE play. Seeing as how Mercedes Lewis won't be able to block either Ware or Ellis and the I don't see anyone on Jax giving Witten or Fasano problems, Dallas has a big advantage.
  12. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    I think they'll complete a few passes on us. Jones, Wilford, and Williams are all really big, and I bet they catch a jump ball or two on us. Especially Jones.

    But... They don't have anyone to slow down Ware, and Leftwich can't move. I think this is going to be Ware's big coming out party. I mean, league-wide.

    And on offense, Brian Williams is a starting corner for them, and their safeties are ordinary. So either TO or TG are going to tear it up.

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