Steel-minded: Gabbert faces toughest test yet | jacksonville.com
The Jaguars are in a 1-4 hole, and there's no denying that rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert must play a big part in getting them out of it. Here's the problem: with only three starts behind him, Gabbert must go on the road to face a Pittsburgh Steelers team Sunday that is the No. 1-ranked pass defense in the NFL. It's not ideal timing, with the Jaguars on a four-game losing streak and the Steelers' offense emerging from a slump after last week's impressive 38-17 thumping of the Tennessee Titans.
Jaguars Notebook: Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker injured, but not limited | jacksonville.com
The Jaguars had 14 players on their injury report Thursday. And that doesn't include defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, who is on crutches after suffering a quad injury returning punts three weeks ago. Tucker met with reporters Thursday for the first time since suffering the bizarre injury and brushed it off.
Steelers bring out best in Jaguars' Rashean Mathis | jacksonville.com
Every Wednesday, shortly after the Jaguars practice, there's a flurry of defensive backs scurrying out of the locker room trying not to be late for a meeting. Coaches aren't involved with these meetings, instead cornerback Rashean Mathis leads it, sitting at the front of the room, clicking through plays as the Jaguars secondary reviews them together.
Jack Del Rio's assistants in flux - AFC South Blog - ESPN
From the sympathetic sorts, the presumption is that Jack Del Rio must be really having a hard time with a proverbial ax over his head. Those sorts would be focusing on the wrong people. It’s his staff that’s facing doom.