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Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports puts the screws on Jaguars Quarterback David Garrard, however I found it very fair in his assesment.

On the first play in the exhibition game for the Jacksonville offense, when all the planning and teaching from months of offseason workouts and classroom study are supposed to show a glimpse of hope for what’s to come in a month, the Jaguars got a reminder of one big limitation.

Sometimes starting quarterback David Garrard just doesn’t make the right choices.

New Jacksonville Jaguars beat writer Tania Ganguli looks at the weapons the Jaguars could have on a potentially explosive offense.

"There's plenty of people out there that think if you run the ball and stop the run, you win a lot of games," Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said. "That's not as sexy as to say you're the New Orleans Saints and you throw it every down, but New Orleans runs the ball pretty well, too.

Charlie Bernstein of Fox Sports Florida talks about Greg Jones recovery from an ankle injury he suffered last year.

Greg Jones has helped pave the way for Jones-Drew’s stellar career. Jones, a former second-round pick of the team out of Florida State University, has seen his role evolve with the Jaguars and then regress due to injuries.

When Jones was originally selected with the 55th selection in the 2004 draft, the plan was for him to form a tandem backfield with a then in-his-prime Fred Taylor. The 6’1", 255 pound runner combined surprising quickness and athleticism with an ability to pack a punch to would-be tacklers.

Tania Ganguli details where Luke McCown got his work ethic from.

He learned sometimes work isn't exactly what you want it to be, but the effort leads you somewhere. It's a lesson he carries with him.

Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union details how head coach Jack Del Rio puts Garrard's struggles in perspective.

Del Rio seemed to want to dampen that speculation Monday, especially since Garrard appears entrenched in the position as long as he stays healthy. The coach even declined to critique Garrard when he was asked how the quarterback looked on tape.

"Trim, pretty good. Good in the teal jersey," he said jokingly.

Luke, who is a newcomer over at let's us know why he's excited about the Jaguars offense.

But now, after some solid drafting and good pick ups through free agency, the Jaguars’ offensive line is looking fierce once again. I may actually be more excited about the offensive line than the entire defense, if I must be honest.

Andrew asks the question, is Kassim Osgood the Matt Jones we always wanted?

In the rare instances he is featured in the media, a casual viewer might notice his towering athletic build or his affable SoCal demeanor. He may seem content with his role as a Special Teams superstar, but when he speaks there is a desperate plea within his careful verbiage.

ESPN's Paul Kuharsky takes a look at why the Jacksonville Jaguars are taking it easy with their offensive tackles.

Britton was dealing with back and leg issues from early in camp, but Monroe looked fantastic right out of the gate. I expect both to make significant jumps in their second years and for the Jaguars' big offensive line question to center around whether Vince Manuwai can return to form and win the right guard spot or if he’ll lose out to Kynan Forney or Justin Smiley, or if the Jaguars would put Uche Nwaneri back on the right.

Jay Gray of AM 690 WOKV details how special the Jacksonville Jaguars special teams unit was on Friday night.

It is only the first game and the Jags have a long way to go. If Karim continues his success Saturday night against Miami like he did against the Eagles, then the Jags will be in great shape.