Prowling The Web: Cam Newton must be stopped
Cam Newton gets a bit of love from Jacksonville Jaguars articles as the Jags gear up to take on the Carolina Panthers in Week 1 of the regular season.
Cam Newton’s mobility will test the Jacksonville Jaguars’ banged up defense – First Coast News
"“He’s a [great] thrower. He’s a really good playmaker. From film study, they only run zone-read seven or eight times a game so that’s a major concern. [However] I’m really concerned about him throwing and making plays [with his arm].”Luckily, the Jaguars have a veteran linebacker that has a lot of experience playing against Newton and quarterbacks similar to the Carolina passer.“I’ve played Cam a bunch of times, so in my mind, I have an idea of his skills and what he can do, so I’m approaching [this game] with that in mind,” said veteran linebacker Dan Skuta."
Monday takeaways – Jacksonville Jaguars team site
"The ability of Thurston Armbrister gives the Jaguars some flexibility at linebacker; as importantly to Armbrister, it also helped him earn his first NFL roster spot. Armbrister, one of three collegiate free agents to make the Jaguars’ original 53-player 2015 roster along with running back Corey Grant and cornerback Nick Marshall, can play both the middle and Otto linebacker positions. The Jaguars started him at the middle – or “mike” – linebacker position and moved him later in training camp to the Otto, where Bradley said “he did really a nice job.” Bradley said Armbrister can play either position in base packages as well as nickel passing situations. “His length showed up for us,” Bradley said. “We really like that part of his game. We’re a heavy zone-drop team and a guy (linebacker) who has length and can utilize it helps us.” Bradley said if the team didn’t believe Armbrister could play middle it may have retained Jeremiah George, who was released Saturday."
Expectations get high for Allen Robinson – Florida Times-Union
"“Julius’ injury doesn’t change much for me,” Robinson said. “I still have to go out there and make some plays for my team. I can’t think about it too much. We have a great receiving corps and a great group of tight ends, so it’s the same for me.”Quarterback Blake Bortles says Robinson should be ready for plenty of looks, especially with Thomas out with a broken hand."