RTC: Stopping the run

September, 19, 2013
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars' top priority on defense this week is fixing the issues that resulted in the Oakland Raiders making some big plays in the running game.

The Jaguars gave up five rushing plays of 24 yards or longer against the Raiders. Seattle can be even more dangerous with running back Marshawn Lynch and quarterback Russell Wilson, and Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union writes that the Jaguars have pledged to fill the gaps, be disciplined and play their assignment.

He also got someone to explain what those football cliches mean, too.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the web:

In his weekly segment called Three & Out, O'Halloran lists three storylines to watch on Sunday: crowd noise, Seattle's shuffled offensive line, and the Seahawks' offensive inconsistency.

WJXT TV-4 sports director Sam Kouvaris and Cole Pepper discus how much work the Jaguars have ahead of them to field a competitive roster.

ESPN NFL Nation Seahawks reporter Terry Blount writes that Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is in an odd situation this week. He has to try and beat the defense that he built into one of the NFL's best.

A quick roundup of items on this blog: the weekly QB Watch; Adam Schefter lists the Jaguars among the 0-2 teams that are in the most trouble (insider); Maurice Jones-Drew responds to Tracy McGrady's tweet that the Jaguars should give him a tryout at quarterback or receiver; Blaine Gabbert threw lightly on the side, and Bradley said "it'd be a stretch" for Gabbert to play.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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