Gene Frenette: QB Luke McCown’s quick release wins over Jaguars receivers | jacksonville.com
The nickname among the Jaguars’ receivers for starting quarterback Luke McCown, coined by the released Tiquan Underwood, took hold in the 2010 training camp. They call McCown "Ball Out," in reference to how quickly McCown tends to get the ball out of his hands. "That’s what we want as receivers," wideout Jason Hill said. "It times up better when the ball’s out quicker. Luke is consistent that way." "Ball Out" is more than just a nickname. It’s possibly one of the factors why the Jaguars reached the conclusion this week that McCown gave them a better chance to win than David Garrard, who had a tendency at times to hold the ball too long.
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The game plan is in, and the time is drawing near. The Jaguars on Friday morning went through their last extensive practice in preparation for the 2011 regular-season opener, and when it was over, a little more than 48 hours remained before kickoff against the Tennessee Titans. Jack Del Rio is in his 26thNFL season, his ninth as the Jaguars’ head coach. But opening week? It never gets old.
NFL Week 1 Game Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans " Black and Teal | A Jacksonville Jaguars Blog
After the shocking switch at QB on Tuesday, it’s time to move forward and focus on the regular season opener against the Tennessee Titans. I think replacing David Garrard with Luke McCown doesn’t change much about this matchup, because I think, this game could be and old fashion ‘run the ball, stop the run’ game. That means once again that most likely Chris Johnson and Maurice Jones-Drew must have a great game to help their team to victory. I see some other key battles as well, so let’s dig little deeper about this game.
Jaguars vs. Titans Game Preview | Jaguars Blog
The Jaguars kick of the 2011 season against the rival Tennessee Titans, and these two teams couldn’t look any more different from the last time they met. When the teams played last in 2010, the Jaguars were starting David Garrard at quarterback and had probably the league’s worst pass defense. The Titans boasted a small, spread-out defensive line that pressured the quarterback from all sides, and now-Colts quarterback Kerry Collins under center. Collins struggled, and the Titans could only score six points against the Jaguars’ defense.
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Don’t overrate David Garrard. A lot of people seem to think that the Jaguars' cutting Garrard makes them a less dangerous team. I assure you, they are not thinking that way. They will be the same run-heavy offense. The Jaguars, who play host to Tennessee on Sunday, will look to an upgraded defense to be physical and bottle up Chris Johnson. And they expect a crisper performance from Luke McCown than they would have had from Garrard, who struggled throughout the preseason. If McCown doesn’t have a good day, let’s hold the talk that makes it sound as though Garrard would have played like Johnny Unitas.