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Jaguars news roundup 7/15

Jacksonville Jaguars news around the internet you may have missed.

Sam Greenwood

5 NFL Teams Already Planning for Next Offseason | Bleacher Report
If there is one constant among all 32 NFL teams and their fans each offseason, it’s optimism. This offseason, every NFL team has made personnel moves and new preparations in the effort to be an improved team in 2013. While many NFL teams are expected to improve this season, not every team can. While some teams will make big steps forward from pretender to contender in 2013, some of the league’s struggling franchises will remain cellar-dwellers in the upcoming year.

Fulham's new Pakistan-born owner set to break EPL mould - DAWN.COM
Other international owners such as Russian Roman Abramovich (Chelsea) and American Malcolm Glazer (Manchester United) rarely talk to the media or engage with fans but Khan has shown that he enjoys attention. When Khan bought the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011, he brought his yacht into port in the northern Florida city and set about a series of community meetings with local politicians and fans. “He is kind of a rock star with the fans,” Alfie Crow, editor of the Jaguars' fan blog 'Big Cat Country,' told Reuters.

Ex-Lobo Scobee has sights set on future with Jags - Longview News-Journal: Sports
Entering his 10th season in the professional ranks, Josh Scobee has established himself on the field as the kicker for the Jacksonville Jaguars. With his storied and record-breaking experience, the Longview native is now also looking to the future both on the field and off it. “Every year I just try to get better at everything. Every year you learn things about yourself, learn things about the league, and just try to get better and not make dumb mistakes,” Scobee, a Longview High School product, said during a visit to his hometown last week. “Build a legacy that people behind you would want to follow and not be a reason or an excuse for something bad happening..."

Raiders vs Jaguars Through the Years
The Oakland Raiders and the Jacksonville Jaguars will meet for the seventh time overall. The Silver and Black are hosting the newly redesigned Jaguars for the second-straight year, and look to add momentum after a 26-23 overtime win against the Jags in 2012.

O-Zone: Lonesome loser
Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley’s defense indeed includes a Leo, which is a hybrid end/linebacker whose role primarily is to rush the passer. So, you have to be aware and get him blocked. The trademark of the defense is aggressive, man-to-man coverage in the secondary, so receivers have to beat that coverage and quarterbacks need to get rid of the ball in timely fashion. As with any defense, its effectiveness largely depends on the personnel. The Seahawks have spent several offseason drafting, acquiring and developing players for the scheme, and their corners cover very well in press. Their pass rush emerged as one of the league’s best last season. So when the teams play in September, whoever is starting at quarterback for the Jaguars will need to make good, quick decisions and mix in the run when needed. Mostly, the Jaguars need to play fast-paced and the quarterback needs to play well. That’s pretty obvious, but the Leo-based defense isn’t necessarily overly tricky. As in most things football, it’s about execution.

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