The info put forth in this thread over the next four or five days will have a HUGE impact on whether we can beat the colts or not.
The Jags are practically devastated by injuries at the moment and they'll need some key players to get healthy quick in order to compete as a team.
The secondary now features mostly back-ups and third stringers forced to start. That has to change.
From Oehser tuesday morning:
The Jaguars were without cornerback Dwayne Gratz and safety Jonathan Cyprien entering the (vs.pats) game, then lost strong safety Josh Evans , free safety Sergio Brown, and cornerback Davon House, to injuries during the game. The loss of Evans and Brown meant the Jaguars were playing much of Sunday’s game with rookie James Sample, at one safety and cornerback Peyton Thompson, at the other. Sample missed the first three preseason games with a broken arm and Thompson signed off the practice squad to the active roster a day before the Jaguars’ Week 2 victory over Miami. That’s a lot of inexperience against a future Hall of Fame quarterback, a factor that made it tough to be overly aggressive.
2a. Gratz improving. Speaking of Gratz, the third-year cornerback walked without a boot during the team’s open locker-room period Monday, and said he ran on Monday afternoon. He hopes to work on some level in practice Wednesday.
Oehser also mentioned Marqise Lee's situation. The newer knee injury seemed to hold up on Sunday, but it was the older Hamstring injury that took him out of the game.
“I don’t think it’s as bad as the other times, to tell you the truth,” Lee said. “I didn’t pop it. I didn’t pull it. It got sore and a little stiff, so the trainers did what the trainers do. That’s their job.” Lee said he continued to run on the sidelines. “I felt like I could have went in, but in those cases we don’t have that choice,” he said. “In those cases, it’s up the trainers.” Lee said he expects to play Sunday against Indianapolis.