Preseason Game 3 vs Atlanta Falcons Aug 25th Falcons_DIGITAL - Page 75

OR CLOSE TO IT JAGUARS READY FOR DRESS REHEARSAL AGAINST THE ATLANTA FALCONS IN THIRD PRESEASON GAME JACKSONVILLE – This is as real as it gets… at least in the preseason. The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Atlanta Falcons tonight in the third preseason game, usually the week teams use as a dress rehearsal of sorts for the regular season opener. You will likely see the starters play the fi rst half, some even into the second half in their fi nal true tune-up before visiting the New York Giants Week 1. Many starters will likely not even see the fi eld in the fi nal preseason game next Thursday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, giving way to players trying to prove themselves and make the Jaguars roster – or another team’s roster – at fi nal cuts following the fi nal preseason game. I talk to the players about,” Head Coach Doug Marrone said in his postgame press conference after the win over the Vikings. “In other words, we will look at those penalties, we’ll see what is being called and what we can do a better job of,” Marrone added. “We’ve really been working hard on being able to play a clean game and being able to play it right. So that is the number one priority.” For the fi rst time in the preseason, the Jaguars were twice penalized for the new foul of lowering the helmet to initiate contact. Cornerback A.J. Bouye was the fi rst fl agged following a fi rst- quarter tackle. The meeting schedules during the week moved more toward a regular game-week feel. A little more game-plan was introduced for the opponent, to give players and staff a run-through of installation. Practice was open to media for only 20 minutes each day. The locker room opened to media for the fi rst time in training camp. Penalty adjustments Last week the Jaguars were called for 13 penalties for 140 yards against the Vikings, including fi ve 15-yard fouls. “Obviously my number one concern is the penalties, so you look at that and that’s what AP IMAGES