RTC: Rebuilding Jaguars' pass rush

September, 6, 2013
The Jacksonville Jaguars were not very good at pressuring the quarterback last season.

In fact, they were pretty bad.

Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union writes that one of Jaguars coach Gus Bradley's main tasks in turning the franchise around is rebuilding a pass rush that recorded an NFL-worst 20 sacks in 2012. Six new starters on the defense is a start.

Here are some other pieces of content from around the web in the Jaguars' version of Reading the Coverage:

• The Jaguars have added some interesting halftime entertainment. The Times-Union's Garry Smits writes that Jaguars mascot Jaxson DeVille and a PGA Tour golfer will have a closest-to-the-pin contest. The Tour player and Jaxson DeVille -- in full costume -- will hit a 125-yard shot from the Sky Patio in the north end zone to an island green on the 50-yard line. There's money for charity on the line, as well as free cheesesticks -- and possibly $1 million for one fan.

• J.P. Shadrick breaks down the quarterback situation and gives a closer look at Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles in a video on jaguars.com.

• Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star writes that rookie running back Knile Davis will be worked into the rotation as a kickoff returner on Sunday. Davis returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in the preseason -- including a 109-yarder -- but has had some issues with ball security.

• Star columnist Sam Mellinger writes that while the importance of quarterbacks has increased exponentially over the past 10-15 years, the evaluation of quarterbacks has lagged behind.

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ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter



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