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JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 19:  DuJuan Harris #40 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs past Rafael Bush #36 of the Atlanta Falcons during a game at EverBank Field on August 19, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - AUGUST 19: DuJuan Harris #40 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs past Rafael Bush #36 of the Atlanta Falcons during a game at EverBank Field on August 19, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Let's take a look at what the internet is saying about the Jacksonville Jaguars.

2011 Jacksonville Jaguars Season Preview - NYTimes.com
This problem was like credit card debt: symptomatic of bigger issues. Down by 10 with just under two minutes left – that’s when you call on your quarterback. It’s a steep uphill climb, no doubt, but it’s not impossible. The Jaguars learned on that December day in Indianapolis what they probably already knew deep down: they didn’t have someone to call on. It would have been better if Garrard had thrown a deep interception on first-and-10. At least then he would have been striving for the climb. Instead, he whimpered out with safe but irrelevant dinks-and-dunks. It’s not that Garrard didn’t have heart or confidence – it’s that he didn’t know any other way to play.

Two games, zero sacks for Jaguars - AFC South Blog - ESPN
Through two games, a defensive line that Jacksonville is hoping will emerge as a strength has produced zero sacks. The Jaguars defense is one of two without a quarterback takedown, and the other, Cincinnati, plays its second preseason game tonight. End Aaron Kampman, coming off an ACL repair, has yet to play while free-agent addition Matt Roth is still adjusting to his new team.

Gene Frenette: Dirk Koetter eager to make Jaguars' plan come together | jacksonville.com
He might well be the most indispensable assistant coach Jack Del Rio has ever had on his Jaguars staff. Dirk Koetter didn’t just fall into being one of the NFL’s most creative play-callers. The man is a natural, literally born to be running an offense. All those years growing up around his father, Jim, a successful and legendary high school football coach in Idaho, and listening to coaches game-planning in his own house. It planted a seed in Dirk, the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator. It took root and never stopped growing.

All business, all ball - Jaguars news on jaguars.com
Midway through preseason, Jack Del Rio’s not complaining. Del Rio, entering his ninth season as the Jaguars’ head coach, said while there were positives to be gleaned from a preseason home victory over Atlanta Friday, there is work to be done before the regular-season opener.

Jaguars Notes: Rashad Jennings, Clint Session return to practice after concussions | jacksonville.com
Like most NFL teams these days, the Jaguars seem to be showing caution in dealing with concussions. RB Rashad Jennings and LB Clint Session suffered concussions in the first preseason game at New England and sat out the Atlanta game Saturday night.

Jacksonville defense is showing signs of progress | jacksonville.com
The unveiling of the Jaguars’ revamped defense is happening in small doses. Friday night marked the second step in what will be a gradual process as Jacksonville played its starters for an entire half. They showed a marked improvement from last season’s defense in some areas, and the need for more in others.

Is the Jaguars' Quarterback Situation a Three Horse Race? | August
Blaine Gabbert didn't help his chances of becoming the Jaguars' starter on Friday. No, he wasn't terrible, but he looked uncomfortable and fleet-footed at times. David Garrard wasn't much better. Garrard looked more comfortable, but he missed a potential touchdown to Marcedes Lewis, and he threw a very, very ugly interception that was intended for Mike Thomas.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Game Recap | Jaguars Blog
Better late than never. The Jaguars pulled out a 15-13 win that saw the first-team defense put together an impressive first half minus one big play by Harry Douglas on which Drew Coleman and Paul Posluszny apparently got crossed up in coverage. Let’s take a look at what the guys on this week’s "players to watch" list did: