Returning Jaguars defensive backs show they still can compete | jacksonville.com
With Mike Harris and Chris Prosinski each day in the EverBank Field meeting room that is home to the Jaguars’ defensive backs are a whopping 11 new teammates.Slowly, everybody is getting to learn each other’s names.“We’re getting there,” Prosinski said. “But it’s a fun room. You’ve got some veterans who have come in, and the younger guys bring a lot of energy. It’s a good mix.”But will that mix include Harris and Prosinski, who started a combined 14 games last year at cornerback and safety, respectively?
O-Zone: Rhetorically speaking
I spoke with Brad Meester and Uche Nwaneri about the blocking scheme, and each still believes the most to a zone-blocking scheme will be a good one. Nwaneri played in the scheme in college, and says most of the Jaguars’ offensive linemen have experience in the scheme. It also favors athletic linemen, and Eugene Monroe, Luke Joeckel and Nwaneri, for example, are particularly athletic for their positions. As for the pass rush, that’s the most intriguing area of the offseason, with the team clearly still looking for answers on the defensive front.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Future Starting To Look Brighter
After years and years of disappointing football, it’s beginning to look like the Jacksonville Jaguars may have finally turned things around. Starting with the hiring of new GM David Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley, the culture is beginning to change in Jacksonville. It’s pretty clear after taking one look at the Jaguars’ draft, that they’re going to be a defensive team. Five of their eight draft picks were defensive backs, and it looks like Bradley is going to build this team to be like the one he coached out west.