The Jaguars left their roster at 51 players yesterday after placing cornerback Rashean Mathis, offensive lineman Eben Britton and and linebacker Kyle Bosworth on injured reserve but only signing one player. They will fill the roster today with cornerbac Ashton Youboty and defensive end George Selvie.
Running back Deji Karim has been something of a sponge in his first two seasons with the Jaguars. He’s been soaking up all the knowledge he can get from the Jaguars’ two veteran running backs, Maurice Jones-Drew and Greg Jones. "Those two welcomed me and are trying to groom me into being the best player I can be,’’ he said.
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.
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew is one of three players nominated for the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week, joining Michael Bush (Oakland Raiders) and Chris Johnson (Tennessee Titans). Fans can vote for one player in each category on NFL.com/FedEx from 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday through 3 p.m. EST on Friday to determine the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week.
This was hardly unexpected. Actually, Jeremy Mincey said the opposite is true. From the time Joe Cullen arrived as Jaguars defensive line coach in the 2010 offseason and labeled the group "Rushmen," sacks were not only a constant area of focus, they were very much part of the job description.