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The Opposition’s Depth Chart: Jacksonville Jaguars

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The Dolphins got back to winning ways in their impressive win against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Lets check out the next opponent’s depth chart, the Jacksonville Jaguars

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Last week the Jacksonville Jaguars overcame surprise AFC North contenders the Cleveland Browns in a 24-6 win.   Having lost every single game this season, the Jaguars were always meant to lose, but somehow managed to pull the win out of the bag.  Lets take a look at their depth chart heading into the game against the Miami Dolphins.

Offense

If anyone believes Blake Bortles was key to the win against Cleveland, they would be mistaken.  Bortles threw 3 interceptions on the night, and one touchdown.  So far this season Bortles has now thrown 10 interceptions to only 5 touchdowns.  The young quarterback will need patience from his team, who remains inconsistent and makes poor decisions.  On the flip side of the coin, Sunday's best performers were second-year running back Denard Robinson and rookie receiver Allen Robinson.  Between them, both players scored 2 touchdowns from 187 yards.

Position First String Second String Third String Other
WR Cecil Shorts III Allen Robinson Ace Sanders Tavarres King
LT Luke Joeckel Josh Wells
LG Zane Beadles Jacques McClendon
C Luke Bowanko Jacques McClendon
RG Brandon Linder Tyler Shatley
RT Austin Pasztor Sam Young
TE Clay Harbor Nic Jacobs
WR Marqise Lee Allen Hurns Mike Brown
QB Blake Bortles Chad Henne
RB Toby Gerhart Denard Robinson Jordan Todman Storm Johnson


Defense

This is what many in Jacksonville thought head coach Gus Bradley would bring to the team - a good defense.  The unit made some big plays against the Browns, including two 4th down stops and a reception late in the game by linebacker Telvin Smith.  Moreover, the Brown's running game, ranked third in the league and averaging 146 yards a game, was held to only 69 yards from 30 attempts.  The only dampener on the day was losing leading tackler Paul Posluszny for the season, which will be a big loss for the team.  Even so, Ryan Tannehill and co. will need to be on top of their game for the matchup on Sunday.

Position First String Second String Third String
LDE Red Bryant Tyson Alualu
DT Roy Miller Abry Jones
DT Sen'Derrick Marks Ziggy Hood
DE Chris Clemons Andre Branch Ryan Davis
OLB Geno Hayes Telvin Smith
MLB Paul Posluszny Jeremiah George
OLB J.T. Thomas III LaRoy Reynolds Dekoda Watson
LCB Dwayne Gratz Will Blackmon Jeremy Harris
RCB Alan Ball Demetrius McCray
SS Johnathan Cyprien Craig Loston
FS Josh Evans Sherrod Martin

Special Teams

Kicker Josh Scobee is a seasoned professional, while Bryan Anger is already developing into a reliable punter in only his second season.  With players including Ace Sanders, Jordan Todman and Denard Robinson, to name but a few, the Jaguars have the potential to cause problems in the return game.

Position First String Second String Third String
P Bryan Anger
K Josh Scobee
H Bryan Anger
PR Ace Sanders Mike Brown Will Blackmon
KR Jordan Todman Denard Robinson
LS Carson Tinker

Alex Parish is an Associate Editor at The Phinsider. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @AlexParish89.