Jaguars cornerback Will Blackmon has a simple response when asked to recount his history of injuries in the NFL."You got time," Blackmon asks.Unfortunately for the 28-year-old Blackmon, his answer lasts well over a minute as he details the adversity he has dealt with as a pro.
The Jaguars have encouraged fans to Stand United all offseason. The city is encouraging it, too, with the team and city now making Fridays a day for the individuals, business, schools and military members to officially Stand United in support of the Jaguars. Jaguars President Mark Lamping, along with Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and other city leaders gathered at City Hall Tuesday to announce a series of new fan initiatives known as Stand United Fridays.
Which Jaguars players are making the biggest contributions on the field? I’ll give you my opinion each week this season. I’ll rank the top 10 players who made the biggest impact in the previous game. At the end of the regular season, I’ll tabulate the weekly results and come up with the final top 10. Remember, this isn’t a list of MVP candidates, but a compilation of the players who are making the biggest difference each week. Today’s list will be the rankings heading into Sunday’s season opener against Kansas City. It’s what I think the final list could look like on Dec. 31.
There is one player on the Jacksonville Jaguars that some Kansas City Chiefs fans wanted. That would be Luke Joeckel, the rookie out of Texas A&M. The Chiefs were reportedly contemplating between Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel, among others, for the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Chiefs took Fisher. The Jags took Joeckel. But beyond Joeckel, answer this question: Which Jaguars player should Chiefs fans want right now?