The Jacksonville Jaguars were able to squeak past the Tennessee Titans 16-14 on Sunday to log a win in the season opener.
Obviously Jacksonville had its ups and downs, but overall there were many Jaguars who registered terrific performances. Here are our top five standouts from Week One.
5.) Luke McCown - It wasn’t always pretty but McCown got the job done for the Jaguars. He was efficient (17-of-24 passing for 175 yards) and made clutch passes when he had to. McCown should improve as the season goes on, but he deserves credit for not putting his defense in bad positions (aside from a botched snap on a QB sneak.) That’s more than his predecessor can say.
4.) Drew Coleman - Coleman recorded a sack, forced fumble and five tackles for Jacksonville. He also did a nice job in coverage other than giving up a 30-yard pass early in the game in which he defended Nate Washington well but didn’t make a play on the ball.
3.) Terrance Knighton - Knighton only logged one tackle but the defensive tackle was the driving force behind the Jaguars allowing only 43 yards on the ground.
2.) Maurice Jones-Drew - Welcome back MoJo. The All-Pro running back looks 100 percent recovered from a knee injury that cut his 2010 season short. Jones-Drew ran for 97 yards on 24 carries and scored the Jaguars’ lone touchdown of the afternoon. It’s clear that the offense will revolve around him again.
1.) Josh Scobee - The kicker has carried over his solid preseason play to games that matter. Aside from being a touchback machine (thanks for the rule change NFL,) Scobee was perfect for the Jaguars and was able to bail out an offense that couldn’t capitalize on long drives. Scobee went three-of-three, making field goals of 48, 21 and 45-yards out. He was the difference between a win and a loss and was the game MVP for the Jags.Tags: Drew Coleman, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Josh Scobee, Luke McCown, Maurice-Jones Drew, NFL, Terrance Knighton