The Jacksonville Jaguars need better production from their secondary.
1. Tyson Campbell, cornerback.
Back in the preseason, rookie cornerback Tyson Campbell had a hard time playing the ball, giving up two touchdown receptions. His struggles continued well into the regular season, allowing five passes and a 100 completion rate in Week 1. He finished the game with two tackles but he made them once the ball was caught.
The former Georgia Bulldog posted a Pro Football Focus overall grade of 39.5. Jaguars defensive coordinator Joe Cullen said the coaching staff is working with Campbell to improve his ball skills, so it will be interesting to see if he can improve in that area over the next few weeks. He has the athleticism to excel in the pros but he has to display better awareness moving forward.
2. Andrew Wingard, safety.
Heading into the game, Joe Cullen told the media that Andrew Wingard would start at safety but would alternate snaps with rookie Andre Cisco. In the end, Wingard got plenty of playing time with less-than-stellar results. The Wyoming product appeared in 71 percent of the Jags’ defensive snaps and missed a staggering 28.6 percent of his tackle attempts even though he was in a position to make most of them.
The coaching staff believed Wingard was a better option at safety than Cisco but that wasn’t certainly the case. Don’t be surprised if he’s one and done as a starter and the rookie gets the nod in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.