Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Breaking Down Preseason Opener

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Breaking Down Preseason Opener

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Byline: Ryan O'Halloran

Notes and observations from the Jaguars' 16-10 preseason win over Tampa Bay on Friday night:

- Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown was under pressure by the Jaguars' revamped defensive line. He threw in 2.06, 3.09, 2.63, 3.06, 2.87, 2.78, 3.53 and 3.4 seconds. The sacks of McCown were by Chris Clemons and Tyson Alualu.

- Chad Henne's 4-of-7 game: Six yards to Jordan Todman, 13 to D.J. Tialavea, 9 to Marcedes Lewis, incomplete to Allen Hurns and Mike Brown, 2 to Tialavea and incomplete to Brown.

- The results of Blake Bortles' 11 passes: Twenty-four yards to Hurns, 12 to Will Ta'ufo'ou, incomplete to Storm Johnson, 19 to Hurns, two consecutive incompletions to Brown, 16 and 9 to Kerry Taylor, 31 and 6 to Brown and incomplete to Chad Bumphis.

- Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks' 11-snap outing was a tour de force: Beat right guard Jamon Meredith for hit on McCown (incomplete pass); beat Meredith to force McCown to fumble (but he recovered and scrambled 7 yards); and beat left guard Oniel Cousins to limit Doug Martin to a 2-yard gain.

- On Winston Guy's 68-yard interception return for a touchdown, the Jaguars called their only pressure of the first half. With across-the-board man coverage, it allowed linebacker Paul Posluszny to blitz. He was picked up by running back Bobby Rainey. Linebacker Telvin Smith came on a delayed rush (his responsibility was covering Rainey) and hit McCown in 2.78 seconds to force the overthrow.

- It was tough sledding for right guard Jacques McClendon. On the first play, he was pushed back by defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and Todman lost 5 yards. Two plays later, McCoy used his hands to beat McClendon again and force Henne to throw a 6-yard pass to the right flat on third-and-10. And during Bortles' first drive, McClendon was called for holding Akeem Spence. …

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