Patriots vs. Jaguars Game Day Newsletter Sept 16 Patriots_Digital - Page 79

At the same time , even though they might not fully admit it , the Jacksonville Jaguars can exorcise some demons in the process – and then move on to Week 3 .
And no , Myles Jack wasn ’ t down . He will never be .
Jaguars Players to Watch
Here are J . P . Shadrick ’ s key players to watch in today ’ s game against the New England Patriots :
• # 5 QB Blake Bortles : This is a simple one . His Week 1 performance against the Giants was far from outstanding statistically , outside of the winning result . The Jaguars need Bortles to improve this week , especially if there are questions in the running game with …
• # 27 RB Leonard Fournette : He left the Week 1 game against the Giants with a hamstring injury and did not return . If he is healthy enough to be active this week , can he be the hard-running , explosive back that he was in the fi rst two quarters in New York ? There is lots of football left this season as well .
• # 56 Dante Fowler Jr .: Fowler is coming off his one-game NFL suspension for a violation of the league ’ s personal conduct policy . He watched last week ’ s game on television . Fowler sounds eager to prove he belongs on the fi eld with a defense that showed a week ago it can be strong without him .
• # 91 DE Yannick Ngakoue : Ngakoue might not have gotten home on Eli Manning last week for a sack , but his pressure caused Manning to step up in the pocket and rush his throw that was intercepted . He is supremely confi dent and is primed to break out . Frustrate Tom Brady ; a stripsack – his specialty a year ago – would be helpful .
• # 95 Abry Jones /# 97 Malik Jackson /# 99 DT Marcell Dareus : Same here , but in the middle of the line . All three played well last week in New York . Don ’ t let Tom Brady get comfortable standing back in the pocket , and the easiest way to do that is to fi nd pressure from the middle to either get home or help the edge rushers .
• # 68 LG Andrew Norwell : In his Jaguars debut last week , Norwell had a key penalty to negate a touchdown and allowed a sack for the fi rst time in a long time . Norwell was a fi rst-team All- Pro guard last year with Carolina and was paid as such in free agency . His attitude and work ethic are as strong as you will fi nd on this team . Another week of this line playing together in a real game will help everyone up front . Look for Norwell to bounce back and play well this week and beyond .
• # 44 LB Myles Jack : Obvious reasons here considering the play that has come to defi ne the Jaguars ’ January loss to the Patriots . Jack played very well a week ago in the opener with a team-high 10 tackles and an interception return for a touchdown . Let the play-making continue for a guy who cannot wait to right the “ wrong ” done in Foxborough .
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At the same time, even though they might not fully admit it, the Jacksonville Jaguars can exorcise some demons in the process – and then move on to Week 3. And no, Myles Jack wasn’t down. He will never be. Jaguars Players to Watch Here are J.P. Shadrick’s key players to watch in today’s game against the New England Patriots: • #5 QB Blake Bortles: This is a simple one. His Week 1 performance against the Giants was far from outstanding statistically, outside of the winning result. The Jaguars need Bortles to improve this week, especially if there are questions in the running game with… • #27 RB Leonard Fournette: He left the Week 1 game against the Giants with a hamstring injury and did not return. If he is healthy enough to be active this week, can he be the hard-running, explosive back that he was in the fi rst two quarters in New York? There is lots of football left this season as well. • #56 Dante Fowler Jr.: Fowler is coming off his one-game NFL suspension for a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy. He watched last week’s game on television. Fowler sounds eager to prove he belongs on the fi eld with a defense that showed a week ago it can be strong without him. • #91 DE Yannick Ngakoue: Ngakoue might not have gotten home on Eli Manning last week for a sack, but his pressure caused Manning to step up in the pocket and rush his throw that was intercepted. He is supremely confi dent and is primed to break out. Frustrate Tom Brady; a strip- sack – his specialty a year ago – would be helpful. • #95 Abry Jones/#97 Malik Jackson/#99 DT Marcell Dareus: Same here, but in the middle of the line. All three played well last week in New York. Don’t let Tom Brady get comfortable standing back in the pocket, and the easiest way to do that is to fi nd pressure from the middle FVFW"vWBR"VFRVFvR'W6W'2( "3crG&Wr'vVâ2wV'2FV'W@7BvVV'vVBWVGFVvFPFV6FvBvVB66f"FRf'7@FRrFR'vVv2f'7BFVХ&wV&B7BV"vF6&ƖBv2@27V6g&VRvV72GFGVFRBv&WF2&R27G&r2RvfBF2FVFW"vVVbF2ƖRrFvWFW"&VvRvVWfW'RWg&Bf 'vVF&V6R&6BvVF2vVVB&WB( "3CB"זW26'fW2&V62W&P66FW&rFRFB26RFFVfPFRwV'>( V'72FFRG&G26VBfW'vVvVVvFRVW"vFFVֆvF6W2BFW&6WF&WGW&f"FV6FvWBFRr6FVRf wWv6BvBF&vBFR( w&~( FPf&&VvtU