RTC: Ryan stays calm

October, 9, 2013
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The first thing that Jaguars trainer Mike Ryan thinks about whenever he has to run out onto the field to help an injured player is making sure he stays calm.

The player is in pain, worried and sometimes scared, so being jittery himself would make things even worse, Ryan told Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

"In an emergency situation, the first pulse you need to take is your own," Ryan said. "You have to get yourself calm because if you’re not a smooth thinker, it will only make matters worse."

Ryan went on to detail exactly what happened on the field when left tackle Luke Joeckel suffered a fractured right ankle last Sunday against St. Louis.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

O'Halloran compares the Jaguars to the 1986 Colts, who also lost their first five games by double digits.

The T-U's Vito Stellino writes that big spreads in the NFL are usually a sucker bet, but not this week. The Denver Broncos are a 28-point favorite to beat the Jaguars. The T-U's Hays Carlyon writes that Bovada.lv sportsbook manager Kevin Bradley says that 60-65 percent of the money wagered in the sports books is coming in on Denver.

ESPN's NFL Power Rankings were released Tuesday. Here's where you can get analysis of all 32 teams.

CBSSports.com's senior fantasy writer Dave Richard writes that receiver Justin Blackmon in his Week 6 Trade Value Chart feature. He also details some of the trades that Blackmon has been involved in in CBSSports.com leagues.

Here's a roundup of items from this blog: scouting report on the Denver Broncos; Blackmon sits atop the weekly ranking of the Jaguars' top 10 playmakers; the Jaguars are No. 32 in ESPN's weekly Power Rankings; playing-time breakdown for offense and defense.

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ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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