|August 13th, 2010
|7:30 pm EST
|Lincoln Financial Field
|Bleeding Green Nation
|CBS 47 in Jax
As the Jaguars prepare to begin the preseason, there are a multitude of positions up in the air. Ranging from starting spots to the 53rd man on the roster, there are plenty of spots to be won on the team. Injuries have opened several spots along the offensive and defensive line. The safety position in stuck in neutral and everything behind Mike Sims-Walker is a mystery. In addition, how will the stars of OTAs transition into a live game? Let's take a look at who could make some noise tonight.
With Monroe and Britton most likely out or extremely limited, it will be up to Haslam and Black to anchor the Jags line. As we discussed on BCC Radio, the continued injury of Britton is a major concern and what happens tonight will have major implications. Black hasn't gotten much time on the field other than in Jumbo packages, so it will be interesting to see him going against other team's ones.
Besides Gerald Alexander, it's anyone's guess as to who will end up starting at safety. The "Eraser" Reggie Nelson has been slowly erasing himself off the Jaguars depth chart. At one point he was practicing with the 3rd team. However, can he build off of a solid performance in the team's scrimmage? Sean Considine was the star of the team's scrimmage, but he is more of a strong safety like Alexander.
With the injury to D'Anthony Smith, the Jaguars are desperately looking for a relief compliment to Tyson Alualu. Several journeymen like Walter Curry and Jeremy Mincey have drawn some mentions during camp, but what can they do in live action? UDFA Kommonyan Quaye has also shown promise, but how much can the Jaguars count on him?
Deji Karim and Rashad Jennings have been given a significant amount of praise during OTAs and camp. While neither will push Maurice Jones-Drew for the starting job, it is expected one can come in and help spell the load.