Jacksonville Jaguars Roundup

JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 19: Mike Thomas #80 of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts to catch a pass against Brent Grimes #20 of the Atlanta Falcons during a game at EverBank Field on August 19, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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

Jacksonville Jaguars team report: Gabbert, Garrard still fighting for top spot - NFL - Sporting News
There's been a lot of discussion about how to accurately portray the Jaguars' quarterback situation between incumbent David Garrard and first-round draft pick Blaine Gabbert. While head coach Jack Del Rio has made every effort to defuse any hint of a real competition by always pegging Garrard as the starter, the truth is the coaching staff wants to let the preseason play out. David Garrard is Jacksonville's starting QB, but rookie Blaine Gabbert still has a chance to make some headway. (AP Photo)The Jaguars stayed open to the possibility that Gabbert could impress them enough, despite not having the benefit of a normal offseason, to take the job if Garrard faltered.

Game Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills | Jaguars Blog
The third preseason game is usually the one that means the most, and I’d expect this year to be no exception. Game four is for one last look at the guys who are trying to make the roster or win jobs, meaning game three is the final real tune-up for the starters before the season begins. There are still a lot of jobs on the line at this point. Last week’s performance by the defense was impressive; I’m excited to see if the Jaguars’ defensive starters can carry that momentum up to Buffalo. Let’s take a look at who to watch in this week’s game:

Scout.com: Jaguars Are Just Wasting Time
Jack Del Rio claimed that David Garrard is the team's starting quarterback until further notice. On the surface that seems like the better choice in the short-term, but will it do damage in the locker room? It's become fairly obvious to anyone with eyes or ears on Jaguars camp that there is a quarterback competition underway.

Jack Del Rio: Kickoff change means lower-scoring games | ProFootballTalk
With kickoffs moved from the 30-yard line to the 35, more touchbacks are a certainty in the NFL this season. Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio wants fans to understand that also means lower-scoring games. "If you back up the offense and start them on the 20, you’re going to reduce the chances of scoring," Del Rio said on ESPN Radio.

Ready either way - Jaguars news on jaguars.com
Maurice Jones-Drew can see it from both sides. But while there may be good and bad for a veteran of six NFL seasons not playing in the preseason, the Jaguars’ two-time Pro Bowl running back said there’s no question which he would prefer.

Pretty special - Jaguars news on jaguars.com
The change has been dramatic, and in this case, Aaron Kampman said change is good. Kampman, the Jaguars’ veteran defensive end, is critical to the team’s pass rush. On Wednesday, Kampman – who did not play in the first two preseason games – said he very much has liked what he has seen from the area this preseason. One reason is the overall depth of the defensive line unit. As big a reason is Tyson Alualu.

Jaguars' Marcedes Lewis expects no dropoff | jacksonville.com
Once is not enough for Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis. He made the Pro Bowl for the first time last season and signed a big contract after the lockout ended, but he doesn't plan to sit on his wallet. He wants to become one of the Pro Bowl players who return year after year. "I don't want to miss that again," he said.

Jaguars Notebook: Calmer Derek Cox is set for season | jacksonville.com
Entering his third season, Jaguars cornerback Derek Cox has a calmer mind-set than he did last year. "Being that I’ve got two years under my belt instead of one, I have more experience, more familiarity with this profession," Cox said.

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