Jaguars rookie safety Josh Evans was standing on the sidelines next to defensive backfield coach DeWayne Walker last Sunday in Seattle as the Seahawks prepared to run their second offensive play.Besides playing special teams, Evans’ assignment was to go in when the Jaguars used their dime package of six defensive backs, and he had to be ready on a moment’s notice.Suddenly, in an instant, Evans’ assignment changed.Veteran free safety Dwight Lowery suffered a concussion on a jarring block and Evans found himself on the field with the starting unit on the third play.
Sometimes, you have to "see" it to "get" it. Johnathan Cyprien says when it comes to the speed of the NFL – and meshing playmaking instincts with that speed – he knows now that’s absolutely true, and Josh Evans agrees: You can’t simulate it. It has to be experienced. "Seeing it first-hand is the best way to learn," Cyprien said this week as the Jaguars (0-3) prepared to play the Indianapolis Colts (1-2) at EverBank Field in Jacksonville Sunday at 1 p.m.
The winless Jacksonville Jaguars return to EverBank Field after spending more than a week on the West Coast -- they played at Oakland on Sept. 15 and remained in California to prepare for this past Sunday's game at Seattle -- for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts had a much better trip out West than the Jaguars. They routed host San Francisco 27-7 on Sunday by shutting down 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The Jaguars, meanwhile, fell to 0-3 after the Seahawks routed them 45-17. Sunday presents another tough task for the Jaguars. Colts reporter Mike Wells and Jaguars reporter Michael DiRocco take a look at this week's matchup.