Assorted quotes from Saturday night's Bills-Jaguars game | jacksonville.com
The Jaguars dropped to 1-2 in the preseason on Saturday night in Buffalo and their first-team offense and defense learned some things. There were quite a few miscues which resulted in an early 17-0 deficit. Apparently running back Maurice Jones-Drew gave the team a bit of a pep talk, which he gave me a little insight into as he walked out to the bus.
Slow start, late rally - Editorial on jaguars.com
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Let’s start with the big picture. The Jaguars’ 35-32 overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills Saturday was not only a preseason game, it was a preseason game in which five very important players – Maurice Jones-Drew, Aaron Kampman and Tyson Alualu among them – did not play. As such, panic is not the proper response.
Defensive questions persist for Jaguars | jacksonville.com
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Jaguars will be dealing with a lot of questions about their pass rush and pass defense when they go into their final preseason game Thursday night against the St. Louis Rams at EverBank Field. Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzgerald, the Harvard graduate who isn't usually considered a top-tier quarterback, conducted a clinic against the Jaguars' pass defense in the first half.
Jaguars lose ground on many fronts | jacksonville.com
Forget for a moment the ridiculous replay reviews that led to a four-hour game. You can even dismiss the 15-point, fourth quarter lead the Jaguars blew Saturday night in a 35-32 preseason overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The final score was mostly meaningless. What mattered is the Jaguars' first-team offense, and more so its defense, played way below par in a game that is generally regarded as the most important barometer of where an NFL team is at in its preseason development.
If you recall, early this past week we wrote about the pre-season struggles of Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. In losses to Chicago and Denver, Fitzpatrick had completed just 13-of-25 passes for 88 yards, with one interception. His six offensive drives had yielded six points. That all changed Saturday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars, when Fitzpatrick was an entirely different quarterback.