JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 09: Dwight Lowery #25 of the Jacksonville Jaguars is introduced before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at EverBank Field on October 9, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off another tough loss and another game they probably could have won. The defense, which was one of the worst units in the NFL last season, continues to shine and show consistency in the 2011 season. One of the big factors in that consistency has been safety Dwight Lowery. Lowery was acquired from the New York Jets during final cuts via a trade for a conditional late round pick. Lowery played some packages in the first few games for the Jaguars, but has since taken over as the full time starting safety next to Dawan Landry, and it's paid dividends.
Lowery's nickname is "The Closer", which I'm sure is not because he's a big time fan of the Krya Sedwick show on TNT by the same name. The nickname is fitting, considering Lowery closed out the only Jaguars victory of the season by interception Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to close out the game. This week against the Cincinnati Bengals, Lowery didn't close out the game, but he did intercept rookie quarterback Andy Dalton and return the ball to the two yard line. Lowery ended the day with 3 tackles, a pass deflection, and an interception.