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RTC: Jags need more interceptions

11/7/2013

It isn't a bad thing that middle linebacker Paul Posluszny has two interceptions, including one that he returned for a touchdown.

It is a bad thing that his total leads the team, though.

"That's not good," Posluszny told the Florida Times-Union's Hays Carlyon. "If I had four, then it would be a good thing."

One of the reasons the Jaguars are still searching for their first victory is the defense has only forced eight turnovers, three of which are interceptions. With Posluszny having two interceptions, the secondary has managed just one -- Will Blackmon's interception against Andrew Luck and Indianapolis. The three interceptions are tied with Houston and Green Bay for the lowest in the NFL and the secondary's one interception is the worst mark in the league.

"We've got to try and be more aggressive to get our hands on the ball," cornerback Alan Ball said. "Get deflections [and] get the ball up in the air so other guys can catch them. We've got to create opportunities for ourselves."

It won't be easy against Tennessee on Sunday. Titans quarteback Jake Locker has thrown just three interceptions in 174 pass attempts this season.

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

The T-U's Ryan O'Halloran provides three storylines to watch in Sunday's game against the Titans in his weekly Three & Out feature: defensive tackle Roy Miller's shoulder, the Titans' recommitment to the running game, and Gus Bradley's practice schedule tweaks.

Defensive coordinator Bob Babich said he shoulders the blame for the team's defensive lapses against San Francisco, the T-U's Vito Stellino writes.

Here's a roundup of items from this blog: Denard Robinson finally has a home at running back; defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks remembers the time he tangled with Richie Incognito; running back Maurice Jones-Drew thrives at Tennessee; the Jaguars' midseason report, complete with a report card.