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Jacksonville Jaguars Daily: Doug Marrone pumps brakes on lofty praise for defense

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Doug Marrone says “hold on” with lofty praise for Jacksonville Jaguars defense - NFL.com
Doug Marrone has a message for the conductors of his defense's hype train: Slow down.

The Jacksonville Jaguars coach is aware of the statistics. He knows with 10 sacks against the Indianapolis Colts last week and 10 against the Houston Texans in Week 1, his defense became the first one since the Chicago Bears in 1984 to have multiple double-digit sack games in one season. He also knows the Jaguars changed their Twitter name to "#Sacksonville" over the weekend and he knows some wild comparisons have been made.

How have your expectations for the 2017 Jacksonville Jaguars changed? - BigCatCountry.com
As we enter the bye week, it’s a good time to think about what we can expect from the Jacksonville Jaguars for the rest of the 2017 NFL season. Sitting at 4-3, which was best case scenario for a lot of fans during the preseason, given the preseason the team appeared to be a total dumpster fire. Hilariously enough, the way the team has been playing 4-3 is the absolute worst result they could have found themselves in.

So with how the season has gone, how have your expectations changed for after the bye week?

Corey Grant on Leonard Fournette missing Week 7: “He actually did want to play” - FirstCoastNews.com
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was forced to sit out of the Jaguars' Week 7 blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday. The rookie superstar suffered an ankle injury in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Jacksonville was able to get by with running backs Chris Ivory, T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant. During an interview on Monday's episode of the Teal and Black Blitz on SportsRadio930, Grant said Fournette really wanted to be on the field with his teammates.