Friday, November 26, 2010
Jaguars' O-line in bad shape for Sunday
By Dan Graziano
As Paul Kuharsky of the AFC South blog reports, the Jacksonville Jaguars are in similar shape to the New York Giants at left tackle heading into Sunday's game. Starting left tackle Eugene Monroe has been ruled out with a concussion, so that leaves undrafted rookie Kevin Haslam and the immortal Guy Whimper as his potential replacements.
Whimper was the Giants' fourth-round draft choice in 2006 and he was active for 30 games, but never started. Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis has been one of the most effective weapons in this offense. With Monroe sidelined, he'll likely have to stay in and block quite a bit more this week.
I assure you that Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck have watched this situation with Monroe and they'll be ready to break in his replacement. The Jaguars have given up 27 sacks this season, and that number should probably get a boost Sunday in New Meadowlands Stadium.