Jaguars Defense | D/ ST
Defensive Coordinator: Bob Babich
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Fantasy Football Outlook: Big fan of the Jaguars second-round pick safety Johnathan Cyprien and I think he will make an impact right away. That said, this is going to be a challenging first year for new Head Coach Gus Bradly, who was the Seahawks defensive coordinator in recent years.
Stay away from the Jaguars as a fantasy defense.
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Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
While the Jaguars will support a new Head Coach this year, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker stays on board, after doing a nice job as the interim coach. The Jaguars defense surprised me some, in pass protection as they ranked as the 9th best by Pro Football Focus, last year.
I knew this team had decent safety play, but it was there corner backs that proved to play within the scheme well enough to finally make them respectable.
An interesting sleeper defense for fantasy leagues, Jacksonville received an upgrade in the pass rush with the addition of Alan Branch. NFP draftnik Wes Bunting gave Branch a good review before the draft, and if Aaron Kampman has continued health problems, we could see Branch develop into a three down starter in his rookie year.
Current ADP trends have the Jaguars failing to make the cut of the top eighteen defenses off the board. I like this group as a late round addition in deeper leagues, because with Jake Locker and Andrew Luck in the division, this veteran group will take advantage. Even Matt Schaub will be coming back from a foot injury, and has lost key offensive linemen.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
The Jaguars have brought in some new pieces on defense and have said good bye to a few talented veterans past their prime in recent years. Some how this team seems to find a way to remain competitive but when you look at their defensive stats it’s hard to see how. Jacksonville struggles to pressure the quarterback, make turnovers, and they tend to be one of the worst teams in points given up per game.It seems this team has had a tendency to rise to the level of the team they’re playing in a given week, and maybe that is why they can hang with teams that put big numbers up against them. Don’t look to the Jaguars as a relevant option for a fantasy defense as they will probably disappoint you once again.
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The Jaguars have a long way to go in order to be a fantasy relevant defense once again. Thank goodness they signed defensive end Aaron Kampman as they need someone to help them improve on their 14 sacks from 2009.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: The Jaguars’ defense continued to decline last year as they only had 14 sacks on the entire season. Beyond that atrocious number, this group finished 24th in points given up and 27th against the pass. I thought this defense had a better secondary than that but when the front line can’t create pressure it doesn’t make things easy for the backfield.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Signing Aaron Kampmann this offseason was a good start for this team to find the quarterback. In the draft, they picked up a couple lineman and then traded for middle linebacker Kirk Morrison from the Raiders.
These moves should help this team, but I was disappointed to see them release John Henderson after the draft. Jacksonville needs all the help they can get and with their newly acquired players it would have taken pressure off Henderson.
All and all, it would be a shocker to see Jacksonville finish as a top twenty defense this year.
- Capable Players
- Need To Get Better On All Fronts
- More Sacks
- Zero Touchdowns On Defense Or Special Teams Last Year