There's so much being written out there about the Jaguars that I'm almost overwhelmed keeping up with them all. Seriously, I've got 18 tabs of articles and statistics for a game preview that I'm writing and every time I look Google News has something else.
Anyhow, let's take a look at what's going on out there in the intertubes...
The Boston Globe has a nice piece about former Jaguar Kyle Brady. It's nice because it's not about asterisks, "bulletin boards" or other nonsense. I also like how the reporter asked Kyle Brady about playing with Derek Landri, who was drafted after Kyle left in Free Agency. For the record, I think that Kyle Brady is the only good part of the Patriots Story this season, he's one hell of a physical player and were he to get a ring, I'd be damn happy for him:
Gil Brandt, who's one hell of a talent scout, puts Paul Spicer as the key man in putting pressure on Tom Brady:
The Boston Herald went an interesting route and interviewed a few leading defensive backs for advice on how they defend Randy Moss. Lito Shephepa had this to say:
Jeremy Green of ESPN and Scout.com decided to be the token "fall on the sword guy" and picked the Jaguars to win:
Wickersham: Giant upset
With Eli Manning hot (6 TD passes past two games), Jessica Simpson distracting (Tony Romo fling) and Brandon Jacobs on a roll (5 yards per carry), the Giants are a lock Sunday. Seth Wickersham
Well, thanks to San Diego and Jacksonville winning their wild-card playoff games, my predicted matchup is here: Jags against the Patriots. So am I ready to take it back? Absolutely not. Despite the mild forecast (I was hoping for some snow and wind), I'm still picking the Jaguars.
Not to cite too many Boston papers, but they've produced an interesting article with Titans Coach Jeff Fisher, Raiders Coach Lane Kiffen, and Texans Special Teams Coach Joe Marciano. In it, the three coaches talk about what it's like to play the Jaguars and what to expect:
"Like most games, this will likely be determined by turnovers, big plays, and missed opportunities. The Jaguars have been fairly effective and successful on the road [6-3], and one thing you notice is that they are not going to change their style. They will run first, make good decisions, convert third downs, and take some opportunities downfield. They're going to do whatever it takes to keep the football."
The Special Teams are sure to be a big element of Saturday's game, and ESPN's Michael Smith show's how the Jaguars Special Teams can dominate:
Of course, it helped the Jaguars' cause that both of their touchdown drives began in Steelers territory (one thanks to an interception), and the game-winning drive started at the Jags' 49.
So there you go, something to chew on while you're waiting to read my HUGE GAME PREVIEW tomorrow morning!