Luke Joeckel finds himself under scrutiny again as everyone looks to him for development.
"Jaguars owner Shad Kahn appears to be fighting to keep the Packers’ game in Jacksonville, according to Packers president Mark Murphy.“The challenge is that our fans travel so well to away games in the United States that teams are very reluctant to give up home games against the Packers,” Murphy said Monday. “We would love to [play in London]. In fact, I talked to Shad, and he expressed to me that he would be very reluctant to move a Packers game away from Jacksonville.”"
"Joeckel’s points of emphasis for the offseason were footwork, technical issues with his hands, and getting bigger and stronger. He’s up to 311 pounds — a gain of 13 from the end of last season — and he said he gained that weight by adjusting his diet and working in the weight room. He and several teammates stayed in Jacksonville and worked on technique, getting some help from Tom Myslinski, the Jaguars’ strength and conditioning coordinator and an offensive lineman in the NFL for nine seasons."
"The No. 2 overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Joeckel missed the final 11 games of his rookie season with a broken ankle. That cost him experience, and the rehabilitation from that injury an offseason ago cost him valuable strengthening and conditioning time. That hurt him last season, and Joeckel has been open and forthright about his need to improve this season after struggling at times in his first full season as an NFL left tackle. Joeckel last season didn’t play as poorly as many observers believed, but the improvement of the Jaguars’ offensive line as a whole is one of the critical storylines entering 2015."
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