Jacksonville Jaguars Roundup

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: A general view of EverBank Field ahead of the Tennessee Titans versus Jacksonville Jaguars on September 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Let's spin around the internet and see what others are saying about the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Pro Football Focus Breakdown: Jaguars vs. Saints | Jaguars Blog
If you’ve never been to Pro Football Focus’ website, it’s worth your time. They watch all the plays of every game and rate the players based on their performance. You can see their grading criteria here. Players’ ratings seem to most often end up between around +3.0 and -3.0 for any individual game, but can vary greatly based on performance. This will be a general look at a few of the stats from this week’s game; to see the full game ratings, go to Pro Football Focus and sign up for their Premium Stats service. For this week’s game, Pro Football Focus rated the Jaguars’ offense -9.3, which is horrible. The Jaguars’ defense received a -2.8 grade, which is actually very respectable considering the high-powered Saints offense. Let’s take a look at some individual grades:

Jaguars face the NFL's top three defenses in next three games | jacksonville.com
Ah One, Ah Two, Ah Three: That will be the defensive dance the Jaguars will be seeing the next three weeks. The Jaguars are the lowest-scoring team at the quarter pole with just 39 points in four games, and they now face the top three teams in defensive yardage allowed in the NFL. They play Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Baltimore in a row.

Jaguars extend contract of special-teams ace Montell Owens | jacksonville.com
The Jaguars were leading the league with $35.4 million in salary-cap room. Montell Owens was underpaid as one of the league's best special-teams players with a $1.2 million base salary and a $400,000 roster bonus this year, and still had another year left on his contract. The Jaguars had paid another special-teams ace, Kassim Osgood, $6.75 million in a three-year deal to lure him from San Diego in 2010.

Tuesday’s notebook - Notebook on jaguars.com
For a brief time on Tuesday, Maurice Jones-Drew became a member of the Jaguars front office. Jones-Drew took over receptionist duties at EverBank Field in the afternoon to surprise a 10-year old child from the Dreams Come True organization. Gabe Boulos had asked Dreams Come True for an autographed hat from Jones-Drew, but the Jaguars running back was determined to make it more memorable. Boulos was under the impression he was going to get a brief tour of EverBank Field and pick up his autographed hat but would not have the opportunity to meet the two-time Pro Bowl running back.

A Note on the Jaguars' Play Calling | October
Much has been made of the Jaguars' play-calling of late, and that didn't stop following the Jaguars' loss to the Saints on Sunday. The Jaguars' coaches, most notably Jack Del Rio, have been criticized for running the ball too much. Well guys, they opened it up, and the Jaguars still lost. I hate to go back to a quote from everyone's favorite Jaguars.com senior writer, but, "players not plays." That's a fact.

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