Jacksonville Jaguars 2013 NFL Preseason Preview

By Taylor Sturm
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to be one of the worst teams in the NFL in 2013, but are still expecting a lot out of their preseason.

Quarterback Blaine Gabbert needs to show some leadership and prove he can be a quarterback in the NFL. The defense needs to show it can actually stop someone this season.

The first game of the 2013 NFL Preseason is already in the books and the Jaguars lost to the Miami Dolphins 27-3 in a terrible performance by both starters and backups alike.

Gabbert threw an interception and was only 5-for-10 passing on the night. Denard Robinson had an okay running day, but “okay” doesn’t cut it in the NFL. The lone bright spot in the game was Rookie cornerback Dwayne Gratz’s interception against Matt Moore.

In the final remaining games, Jacksonville has to show improvement. Their next preseason opponents are the New York Jets, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons.

Every player on this Jaguars team has the opportunity to play this season if they perform well in the preseason. With the expectation of another bad NFL season, Jacksonville’s roster is not set in stone.

If any player performs greater than their expectations, they could find themselves getting a lot more playing time in the regular season than they thought they would have when they signed with the Jaguars.

Look at the bright side Jacksonville fans; if the Jaguars keep losing games, they may end up with Jadeveon Clowney in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Taylor Sturm is an SEC Basketball Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TSturmRS or add him to your network on Google

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