Browns Vs Jaguars: Behind Enemy Lines


The Cleveland Browns face off with the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday in Florida. This was a game some expected to be two of the bottom feeders in the league. Instead the Browns stand with a solid 3 – 2 record after a dominating afternoon against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers last week.

The Jaguars on the other hand are still winless. They have a ton of young talent on their team but haven’t been able to put it together for a win just yet.

We go Behind Enemy Lines with Daniel Yago the Editor of Black and Teal to learn a bit more about Browns Vs Jaguars, their fans and the roster:

Here our my answers to their questions about Browns Vs Jaguars.

1) The Jags are still winless, what gives fans hope that a win, or wins, are coming this season?

The Jaguars got blown out in their first 3 games with Chad Henne at the helm. Unsurprisingly, the Jaguars have been competitive in their 3 most recent games with Blake Bortles under center. Bortles has been as good if not better than anyone could have predicted, and the wins are going to come eventually. The Jaguars are starting an unprecedented amount of rookies on offense, so it’s going to take time for all of them to get used to the speed of the game and grow together. The wins will come, but there probably won’t be more than 4 this season.

2) Besides Blake Bortles who is seen as key building blocks for the young team?

I brought up all the rookies on offense in the previous question, and a few of them are expected to be key contributors moving forward. Second round pick Allen Robinson has been Bortles’ favorite target on offense, and he actually leads the NFL in most receptions without a drop. The Jaguars are hoping last year’s first round pick Luke Joeckel can develop into a franchise left tackle, but he has a long way to go. Defensively, Johnathan Cyprien appears to be a long-term piece at safety.

3) The pool at the stadium is a interesting idea, have those things kept attendance/interest up?

Honestly, attendance and interest haven’t been a problem for the Jaguars for at least 5 years, even with the team doing so poorly on the field. The pools and the new scoreboards add some incentive to watch the game at the stadium, but the fans were already going. There are other teams in much more precarious situations as far as attendance.

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4) How high are Jags fans hopes for Bortles?

I think most fans are already in on Bortles being the long-term solution at quarterback, and there’s very little we’ve seen to oppose that. Bortles has shown things we’ve never seen in Jacksonville at the quarterback position – poise, pocket presence, improvisational skills, willingness to throw downfield. Everyone is pretty excited about the team’s prospects, but we’ll probably have to wait until 2015 to see it all come together.

5) What do you predict for Sunday’s game?

I picked the Jaguars to win last week against Tennessee, so I’m not going to give them the benefit of the doubt until I see them put together a complete performance. The Browns are coming off a beatdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers and are probably feeling pretty confident heading into this game. With the Jaguars inability to cover tight ends, I expect Jordan Cameron to go off and have a huge day.

Browns 27 – Jaguars 17