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Pro Football Focus Breakdown: Jaguars vs. Steelers | Jaguars Blog
If you’ve never been to Pro Football Focus’ website, it’s worth your time. They watch all the plays of every game and rate the players based on their performance. You can see their grading criteria here. Players’ ratings seem to most often end up between around +3.0 and -3.0 for any individual game, but can vary greatly based on performance. This will be a general look at a few of the stats from this week’s game; to see the full game ratings, go to Pro Football Focus and sign up for their Premium Stats service. The Jaguars continued true to form this week, posting a -5.1 offensive grade and a +5.8 defensive grade. These grades put them 30th in the league in offense and 6th in the league in defense. They also rate 6th in run defense and 8th in coverage. Let’s see how some individual players performed this week:

David Garrard's agent looking silly - AFC South Blog - ESPN
In Jaguars v. David Garrard, I’m going to have to go with Jaguars. We checked in on Garrard’s odd story on Monday, wondering about the timeline that dictated back surgery this week and took him out of the mix for Oakland. The Times-Union’s Tania Ganguli's report on Garrard today quotes his agent, Al Irby, claiming the Jaguars withheld injury information from Garrard when he was cut on Sept. 6.

Staying professional
However tough the circumstance, Maurice Jones-Drew said one thing is certain: You can’t play miserable in the NFL – not if you want to win. That’s why the Jaguars’ two-time Pro Bowl running back said even in the middle of a five-game losing streak while you might see scowls and deep frustration on game days, such things must disappear quickly.

WR Mike Sims-Walker returns to Jaguars |
An unexpected reunion took place on Tuesday when the Jaguars and receiver Mike Sims-Walker agreed to a deal one day after the St. Louis Rams released him. "Back to where it all begin but as a better Player and Man," Sims-Walker wrote in a post on his Twitter feed.

Jaguars Notebook: Offensive tackle remains a concern |
Offensive tackle continues to be a position in flux for the Jaguars. Eugene Monroe, sidelined with a shoulder injury on Sunday in Pittsburgh, was not in the first unit during the media viewing time. Guy Whimper was at left tackle in Monroe's spot and undrafted rookie Cameron Bradfield was at right tackle in place of Eben Britton at the start of the practice.

Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio was right about DE John Chick |
Two days before the NFL season opener, Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio met informally with three members of the Jacksonville media outside the locker room and the conversation turned to unknown, newly acquired defensive end John Chick. Del Rio's eyes perked up, and he proceeded to tell us that he liked the chances of the undrafted free agent, who was signed to the practice squad after the Indianapolis Colts released him, becoming a significant contributor.

David Garrard's agent appears way off base |
The world of sports is full of clowns. Agent Al Irby just moved up on the list. Irby, who represents former Jaguars quarterback David Garrard, claims the organization cut his client because it knew about a herniated-disk injury and withheld that knowledge. Garrard is planning on having surgery to correct the issue.