Prowling The Web: Jacksonville Jaguars running backs continue battling


The Jacksonville Jaguars are gearing up for their second preseason game on Saturday and it should play a significant role in settling the roster battles that have developed. Preseason games are evaluation tools for coaches, and expect them to use the second one to get some key game looks in before they make their final decisions.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back race heats up at the right time – Bleacher Report

"Between T.J. Yeldon, Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart, Bernard Pierce, Storm Johnson and Corey Grant, the Jaguars have plenty of options at running back. Obviously that won’t be the case after roster cuts, but they will have their preference of the six.They all have varying skills and upsides, and making the final decisions for who will and won’t make the team will be difficult. Even though there are certainly some players who are more talented than others, letting go of a young option with potential or an experienced back with stability is never fun."

Blake Bortles expects to see payoffs in year two – Fox Sports

"“It’s probably less than half the time you throw the football you have a perfect pocket and are able to go through perfect mechanics and all that stuff,” Bortles said. “You have to be able to improvise and throw off different platforms. But when you do have a pocket, you want to be able to deliver a consistent, accurate ball with good mechanics.”"

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a position battle on their hands at center and their butts got a lot of attention recently – ESPN

"“I mean, I don’t know what he’s — you know, it’s to each his own, right,” Bowanko said. “I don’t know which he prefers, but I do know my butt’s bigger than Wis’. I don’t know that that’s a masculine quality that you’re looking to have.”"

Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon will be a game-time decision against New York Giants – Florida Times-Union

"“That one we might wait until closer to the game just to see where he’s at,” Bradley said. “We’d like to see him, but it’s risk-reward. Where are we at with his injury? We’ll err on the side of caution.”"

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