Jaguars players ‘trusting each other’, other observations ahead of Week 8

Cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Cornerback Shaquill Griffin (26) of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /
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S (2) Rayshawn Jenkins and CB (26) Shaquill Griffin and, S (29) Josh Jones of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Imagn Images photo pool) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars are a close group that trusts each other.

It took them six weeks but the Jaguars earn their first win of the season against the Dolphins. If you ask Shaquill Griffin what the team is doing differently now, his answer is simple: “Trusting each other”. The cornerback believes that’s what was missing,

"I feel like we have so many plays, a couple of busted plays where we were playing man on man, and we might leave sometihng open or we make a call and everybody didn’t feel comfortable with, so we sit here trying to have a conversation on the field trying to make it right and bam! Another busted play. So now I feel like that trust is there."

Griffin went on to say that he and his teammates had a talk the night before they went to London. They emphasize the fact that winning is a team effort, “had a talk of going back to playing for us, playing for this team”. His points might sound corny but they’re far from it. The cornerback is holding everyone accountable and is reminding them what it takes to win (besides talent).

The Jaguars’ defense allowed a season-low 20 points in Week 6. On the other hand, the Seahawks have scored more than 20 points just once in the last five weeks. Jacksonville can hold them to 20 or less, they could come out of Lumen Field with their second win of the year.

Head coach Urban Meyer said rookie cornerback Tyson Campbell will be back after missing the last two games with a toe injury. His return could give the secondary a boost. Nevin Lawson and Chris Claybrooks took turns taking his place in the lineup during his absence. The Jaguars’ defense was solid against the Dolphins but can be even better. They’re allowing an average of 297 yards per game this season. The other side of the coin is that they’re 10th in passing touchdowns allowed.