Know Thy Enemy: New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Aug 9, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) throws the ball during the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
We are the day before another game, so we are back with another edition of “Know Thy Enemy”. This week, the Jets take on the Jacksonville Jaguars, so we sit down with Daniel Lago, editor of our Fansided Jaguars’ site, Black and Teal. Here is what he had to say about his team, heading into game 2 of the preseason:
THE JET PRESS: How is your quarterback situation looking? Gabbert improving?
BLACK AND TEAL: The quarterback position is far away and the Jaguars weakest position. There are some really good pieces on offense, but both Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne are too inconsistent to exploit them. Gabbert will probably start, but neither of them has been good in camp.
TJP: How is MJD doing, is he almost ready to go?
B&T: Maurice Jones-Drew has been eased into camp but he’s getting better every day. It didn’t seem like he’d be ready for a full load of work week 1, but it looks like he’s going to be healthy and in top form.
TJP: Who are some rookies, battling to make the cut that will be fun to watch?
B&T: The Jaguars are going to have a lot of young players on their team. One of the surprise players on defense has been undrafted rookie defensive end Paul Hazel out of Western Michigan. He’s been a beast in camp and made the most of his time on the field during the first preseason game. He has a good chance to get into the DE/LEO rotation.
TJP: What are some good position battles on the Jaguars that Jets fans will want to watch?
B&T: The best positional battle has probably been at cornerback. The Jaguars drafted three corners and all of them have a chance to play. The Jets receivers should be able to take advantage of some of the youth in the defensive backfield.
TJP: Give me one guy, that Jets fans will not have heard of, that is going to make a big impact.
B&T: Rookie wide receiver Ace Sanders has been a revelation during training camp and is going to make an immediate impact at the slot position. Look for the Jaguars to try and match him up against the Jets’ linebackers and get him the ball in space.
Thanks to Daniel for sitting down and taking the time to talk to us. Check out Black and Teal for any and all information regarding the Jacksonville Jaguars.