The Jacksonville Jaguars class of 2015 free agents showed up in a big way in their 23-20 win against the Miami Dolphins. Jermey Parnell has been a bully since he got here, Sergio Brown won the starting safety position, Dan Skuta has been in on several key stops (including the final third down yesterday)...
And Jared Odrick has provided versatility and strength along a depleted Jaguars defensive line.
Leading up to their game against the Dolphins, Odrick didn't give a hint as to how personal this matchup was. It was his former team -- the club that drafted him and then let him walk -- but Odrick wasn't going to make that the headline before Sunday.
After Sunday? Let it rip, Jared.
"I have to tell you guys that I was lying the whole week. I was just lying all week. Yeah, it did feel kind of personal. I grinded all week and I was very excited. It feels good to say that we got a win. I’ve just got to thank my teammates for being able to put me in this position."
And Odrick made the most of his opportunities. Probably his most important play of the game was a pressure up the middle, forcing Ryan Tannehill to throw it out of bounds on third down. The Dolphins were driving and a touchdown looked like a good possibility. But Odrick forced the pressure and throwaway, meaning Miami would only get three points right before halftime.
Or did it? Odrick's pressure forced a field goal attempt that went wide left and the Dolphins finished their drive with nothing to show for it.