The Jags finished the preseason 3-1. Not a bad finish for a team that has the worst offense in the league, a terrible quarterback that some still mistake as a rookie, and a defense that nobody seems to remember when discussing the top ten. I’ll take it.
There’s something to be said about flying under the radar.
While everyone else has been watching Maurice Jones-Drew and debating whether or not to pick him up in rounds 1,2, or 3 in their fantasy draft, the Jaguars have slowly shown that they’re here to play.
What’s that you say? The preseason doesn’t count? Right you are!
The preseason doesn’t count, but there are some things we’ve learned about the Jags from it.
- Blaine Gabbert can play, make no mistake
- Mike Mularkey is far more aggressive than billed. I’m expecting some fourth down plays that will make “Gamblin’ Jack” look foolish.
- Rashad Jennings & Co. are here and will be here racking up yards for a while to come.
- The team on the whole is far more invested.
- Shahid Khan is a strong-willed owner who is looking to make waves.
- Bryan Anger can punt a lot better than anticipated…maybe worth a 3rd rounder?
- That first rounder, Justin Blackmon, plays ball really, really well.
It isn’t all about who has the best team heading into the season, but having the right pieces help. The Jags are putting the pieces together. When they run into the Vikes during the season opener, expect a bit more explosion than anticipated at the end of last season.
- Luke N. Sims