Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey, entering his fifth NFL season, has emerged in the last two seasons as one of the core players on an improving defensive unit. Last season, in his first full season as a starter, Mincey led the Jaguars in sacks and pressures, registering a career-high eight sacks. He also finished fourth on the team with 57 tackles. Mincey (6-feet-4, 265 pounds), originally a sixth-round selection by New England in the 2006 NFL Draft, signed a long-term contract extension with the Jaguars this offseason. He recently sat down with jaguars.com senior writer John Oehser to discuss his thoughts as the 2012 season approaches:
After landing the inaugural Navy/Marines Corps Classic basketball game between Florida and Georgetown on the deck of a U.S. Naval aircraft carrier at Mayport, the city of Jacksonville needed to find a way to sell tickets. Military regulations do not allow individual tickets to be sold on active bases. So city officials partnered with the Jaguars to create a unique two-sport experience.