Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson made a big prediction about the Jaguars’ prospects last July when he said that the team would go undefeated on their way to the Super Bowl.
Jackson was proven wrong as the Jags went 10-6 before losing to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, but the team came closer than many would have thought after going 3-13 during the 2016 season. Jackson checked in with another prediction this week and last year’s confidence remains in full effect.
I think we’re going 16-0, Jackson said, via TMZ. I’m callin’ it, 16-0. I don’t think anybody can beat us as long as we stay healthy and do what we’re supposed to do. Nobody had us last year, but we went to the AFC championship and were this close.
The thing we’ve found here is you can’t have too much in schematically, Riley said. You’ve got your time you feel like you’ve got to spend on fundamentals, you’ve got your time you feel like you’ve got to spend on schematics. And when there’s less time to work, you’ve got to decide what your priorities are, understand if you add something from somewhere you’re probably taking it from somewhere else.
It just makes you nail down your priorities. And as you go through the season, you’ve got to be willing stick to them.
Trubisky, though, insists he doesn’t have a chip on his shoulder. Instead, he embraces the challenge of playing in a division with Rodgers, Cousins and Stafford.
If that doesn’t get you excited, I don’t know what will, Trubisky said, via Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report. People say, ‘This kid, no matter how good he does, he’s going to be the worst in his division every year.’ That’s a challenge I’m going to accept. You have to go toe-to-toe with the big dogs. We want to make teams fear coming into Chicago, and when we come into their town, they know we’re in for a war.
So get ready. I’m going to be prepared. I’m going to give you everything I’ve got. Hopefully, I make people eat their words with what they say about me.
Trubisky quietly has gone about his business as Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, the other first-round quarterbacks from last year, have received all the offseason press. Mahomes played 63 snaps. Watson played 464 and is coming off major knee surgery.