Jagged edge?

A month ago, Jeremy Green of Scouts Inc. said that if they had the chance, the Jacksonville Jaguars would knock off the Patriots in the playoffs. Well, here we are, and Green isn’t backing down.

The former NFL scout writes on ESPN.com:

First of all, it all starts with a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Aretha Franklin sang about it and the Jaguars are looking for some of it. The Jaguars went 11-5 in the toughest division in the NFL — the AFC South — and would have gone 12-4 had they played their starters in Week 17. The Patriots played in the dismal AFC East. After going 16-0, I will call them the best regular-season team of all time, but six of those wins came against the Bills, Dolphins and Jets, who were a combined 12-36…

The Patriots’ run defense ranking looks good, but it’s a mirage. It’s that high because the Patriots blow people out and force them to throw. You know what I love about the Jags? They don’t get blown out. Teams that don’t commit penalties don’t get blown out. Teams that take care of the ball don’t get blown out. Teams that can run the ball don’t get blown out…

And in a twist, what the Jaguars do best on offense is also their best defense against the amazing Patriots offense. There really is not a defensive scheme yet devised to stop the Patriots’ offense. It is the most explosive attack we have seen in a long time, but know this: New England won’t be able to run on Jacksonville. Pittsburgh ran it 26 times for a 1.7 average Saturday night, so the Patriots will throw the ball.”

We give Green credit for sticking to his guns, even if we’re not exactly sure how the Patriots throwing the ball actually helps the Jaguars.


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