Wednesday, August 28, 2013
RTC: Eugene Monroe gets noticed
By Michael DiRocco
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jaguars offensive tackle Eugene Monroe is one of the NFL's most under-the-radar players.
At least, that's according to CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco, who tabbed Monroe to his 2013 All-Prisco Team. It's a list of players who meet a certain criteria, with one of the most important being players must be 26 years old or younger. Monroe, whom the Jaguars selected with the eighth overall pick in 2009, is 26.
What sets Monroe apart, Prisco writes, is his commitment to nutrition, variety of workouts, and his development into a quality pass protector and good run blocker. He proved that in the Jaguars' game against Minnesota last season when he dominated Jared Allen.
Here are some other pieces of content from around the web in the Jaguars' version of Reading the Coverage:
The Jaguars' official website mic'd up defensive end Jason Babin during last Saturday's game against Philadelphia. Listen to what he had to say here.
The Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran writes that receiver Justin Blackmon believes he's going to be able to handle his four-game suspension just fine. Coaches have seen some positive signs from Blackmon, but he has let the team down before.
Kicker Josh Scobee hasn't been as accurate this preseason as he normally is because his timing was off working with three long snappers. Now that the Jaguars have settled on Carson Tinker, he's feeling more comfortable, writes Vito Stellino of the Times-Union.
Stellino also writes that the Jaguars still have half the players from last season's 2-14 team heading into the final cuts this weekend.
Adam Stites of BigCatCountry.com provides a season preview, Q&A style.