Knowing what a tight end can do for a passing game — take attention away from the receivers, win matchups in the red zone, etc. — Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne made sure to get in Marcedes Lewis’ ear once he took over early in the Nov. 18 game at Houston. To that point, Lewis hadn’t scored a touchdown in seven games, hadn’t caught more than four passes in six games and was more blocker than receiver. "Look, I’m going to catch you up and get things going," Henne told Lewis. Consider things going.
The buzz around the Jaguars this week is there actually is a buzz. That may seem strange for a team that’s 2-9 and essentially out of the postseason, but the Jaguars have played better the last two weeks, taking the 10-1 Houston Texans to overtime, then winning this past Sunday at home for the first time this season. A couple of significant differences? The play of quarterback Chad Henne, and partly because of that, the play of the offense.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end John Chick was voted the 2012 Ed Block Courage Award winner by his teammates, the club announced today. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end John Chick was voted the 2012 Ed Block Courage Award winner by his teammates, the club announced today. Chick is one of 32 NFL players who will be honored in March at the annual Ed Block Courage Awards Dinner in Baltimore, Md. The award is presented to a player from each team who exemplifies a commitment to the principles of sportsmanship and courage and serves as a role model in the community.