Archives

Category: ‘Defense’

Jacksonville Jaguars Football Rumors and Updates
April 18th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** - Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert has gotten a haircut, much to the chagrin of the female fanbase. His new look makes him look like he should be looking for a prom tuxedo and cramming for finals.  - The Jaguars have had a visit from FIU WR TY Hilton. He is...

Jaguars 101 Pre-Draft Analysis: Clemson DE Andre Branch
April 17th, 2012 at 6:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** Height: 6-4 Weight: 259 Draft Stock: He could go anywhere from the middle of the first round to the early second.   Overview Andre Branch is a defensive end from Clemson. He racked up 10.5 sacks and this year and turned heads at the combine with his 4.70 40-time.  He's a bit undersized and a...

Jacksonville Jaguars Football Rumors and Updates
April 17th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** - The players went through their physicals on Monday since minicamp starts today. Josh Scobee won't be attending and he will not be back until he signs a contract or a franchise tender. Maurice Jones-Drew likely won't attend either so soon after his wedding, but nothing is official yet in...

Jacksonville Jaguars 101 Pre-Draft Analysis: Illinois DE/OLB Whitney Mercilus
April 16th, 2012 at 11:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Height: 6-4 Weight: 261 Draft Stock: Mercilus will not fall past the Detroit Lions at  # 23 overall.   Overview Whitney Mercilus is an outstanding defensive end from the University of Illinois who racked up 16 sacks 2011, leading the country in that category. He is a bit undersized, but he has the skillset to...

Jacksonville Jaguars Sign LB Jojo Dickson, K Sam Swank, and DT David Howard
April 16th, 2012 at 6:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to sign three young players to contracts on Monday. Linebacker Jojo Dickson, kicker Sam Swank, and defensive tackle David Howard have been signed to deals. Both Jojo Dickson and Sam Swank spent time with the Jaguars in training camp last year, but failed to make...

Jacksonville Jaguars Football Rumors and Updates
April 16th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** - Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins worked out with the Jaguars last Monday. He is a local product that has speed to spare. and while he is rated in the second to third round, his draft stock may increase even more, since receivers are going to be taken off of the...

Jaguars 101 Pre-Draft Analysis: Alabama DE Courtney Upshaw
April 15th, 2012 at 9:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** Height: 6-2 Weight: 272 Draft Stock: Anywhere from the Chicago Bears at #19 to the Detroit Lions at #23. If he manages to fall past the Lions, he will probably fall into the mid-second round.   Overview Courtney Upshaw is a defensive end for the Alabama Crimson Tide.  He was a fixture on a suffocating...

Jacksonville Jaguars Football Rumors and Updates
April 15th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** -  Jacksonville Jaguars LT Eugene Monroe was annoyed with all of the talk about him dropping too much weight last year, stating that the weight wasn't an issue, his strength was.  However, despite all of that, Monroe had his best season as a pro in 2011, being the most consistent...

Jaguars 101 Pre-Draft Analysis: USC Defensive End Nick Perry
April 15th, 2012 at 12:04 AM
***PHOTO1*** Height: 6-3 Weight: 271 Draft Stock: He will probably be selected in the latter part of the first round. But he is probably not going to fall past the Tennessee Titans at #20.    Overview Nick Perry is a high motor defensive end for the University of Southern California. He has a serious burst off...

Jacksonville Jaguars Football Rumors and Updates
April 14th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** - Temple OLB Tahir Whitehead has visited with the Jacksonville Jaguars .He is a late round prospect that was All-MAC Second Team in 2011. He had a team high 12 tackles for loss as well as 5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles. He seems to be a scrappy. high motor...

Jaguars 101 Pre-Draft Analysis: South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram
April 13th, 2012 at 11:45 PM
***PHOTO1*** Height: 6-2 Weight: 264 Draft Stock: He will not fall past the New York Jets at #16 although they might trade up even higher .   Overview Melvin Ingram was a vital part of South Carolina's defense in 2011. He is an undersized,  high-motor defensive end that has been a productive player in spite of...

Jacksonville Jaguars Football Rumors and Updates
April 13th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** - According to an article by Gregg Rosenthal, South Carolina WR Alshon Jeffery, was not only known for his sense of entitlement, but for his gut (As we mentioned in our analysis). During the season, his weight ballooned to 240 before he slimmed down to 216 for his Pro Day....

Jacksonville Jaguars 101 Looks at DE Quinton Coples of University of North Carolina in Pre-Draft Analysis
April 12th, 2012 at 7:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Height: 6-6 Weight: 284 Draft Stock: Coples will probably be the first defensive end taken off of the board in the upper half of the first round..    Overview The top two ranked defensive ends are two almost completely different prospects. Quinton Coples is the prototypical 4-3 defensive end, which is perfect for the Jacksonville...

Jacksonville Jaguars Football Rumors and Updates
April 12th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** -  Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts is planning to improve on his rookie season in which he only caught 2 balls for 30 yards and a touchdown. He spent his time during the offseason at his alma mater, Mt. Union where he took classses and worked out. He also spent...

Conflicting Reports Complicates Jacksonville Jaguars DT Terrance Knighton’s Incident at Local Nightclub
April 11th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
With Terrance Knighton nursing an eye injury, people are trying to piece together what happened that night and there seems to be two sides of the story. The first side is from the incident report (Please note that it is not a police report),which states that Knighton and his friend...

Jacksonville Jaguars Football Rumors and Updates
April 11th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** - The Miami Dolphins hosted former Jacksonville Jaguars DE/OLB Quentin Groves on Tuesday. - OL Cameron Bradfield, DL Austen Lane, and OL Will Rackley greeted troops as they arrived home from Afghanistan on Tuesday. Many Jaguar players do a lot for this community and they don't get enough recognition for what...

Jacksonville Jaguars Football Rumors and Updates
April 10th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** -  Cornerback William Middleton has signed his fifth round tender.  He started 6 games last year in the place of Rashean Mathis and Derek Cox before he too went down with a season-ending injury. Middleton is the last restricted free agent for the Jacksonville Jaguars to sign his tender. Which...

Jacksonville Jaguars Football Rumors and Updates
April 9th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** - There are 10 teams that will meet with WR Michael Floyd before the draft and the Jacksonville Jaguars are not one of them. It's nothing too surprising though, since Blaine Gabbert and Tyson Alualu, Gene Smith's last two first round draft picks, never met with the team before they...

Jacksonville Jaguars Football Rumors and Updates
April 4th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** - Former Jacksonville Jaguars DL Leger Douzable has signed a 1 year deal with the Tennessee Titans.  - DT Tyson Alualu has been off of his crutches for 10 days. As you may recall, Alualu had surgery on his troublesome knee about a month ago. Fortunately, he expects to be 100%...

Jacksonville Jaguars Sign Former Giants CB Aaron Ross
March 20th, 2012 at 11:36 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Jacksonville Jaguars have decided to add depth to their secondary by signing Aaron Ross to a 3 year, $15.3 million deal. Originally a 2007 first round draft pick, he has started for the New York Giants during their two recent Super Bowl runs. Ross probably represents an insurance policy...