Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Jaguars Week 1 Report
Garrard had a passer rating of 138.9, which is the third best in franchise history. Yes, he completed 16 of 21 passes, but he threw 3 touchdowns in the game. He was efficient and did not turn the ball over. If Garrard keeps playing like he did in week one, you can expect good things from the Jags offense.
The recently acquired defensive end played with passion and energy. He was brought in for one reason, to put pressure on the quarterback and he did just that. Kampman had nine tackles, 6 quarterback hurries, and 1.5 sacks for the day. Aaron could be a fan favorite in Jacksonville soon.
Smith has become one of the most reliable linebackers on the team. He had a great day producing 11 tackles and shut door for a Denver comeback with a final-minute interception.
Osgood was brought to Jacksonville from San Diego mainly for special teams and to get a opportunity to play wide receiver. Well he did his job on Sunday. He made plays on special teams throughout the game and ended up catching the game-winning touchdown.
You cheered the hometown team in the heat and some stayed despite the lightning delay. You have injected energy into the franchise. You should be proud of yourself and team this week.
The whole Tebow issue was overrated. As Vic Ketchman, senior editior of jaguars.com, said the game wasn't about Tebow. It was about the Jaguars and the city of Jacksonville. By the way, Tebow only entered the game three times and got two rushing yards. Our first round choice, Tyson Alualu tackled him twice and played well throughout the entire game. Right now, it is looking like we made the right choice in the draft.
Next Week: San Diego Chargers
If the Jaguars don't fix their pass defense, it could get ugly with Philip Rivers having a big day. Mike Sims-Walker must get involved in the passing attack next week. The defensive line must continue to put pressure on the quarterback for this team to succeed.