RTC: Rebuilding Jaguars' pass rush

September, 6, 2013
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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.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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