Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Marqise Lee likely to play against Bills

Marqise Lee likely to play against Bills

McDermott talked to members of the media on Wednesday morning, speaking about the upcoming playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Both players missed their first starts of the season this past Sunday in the regular-season finale at Tennessee. The Jaguars are -8 over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

"I know my body, I know myself", McCoy said.

McDermott knows his team by now, and he also knows that the underdog role is the way to best get a response out of his team, so I don't blame him for trying to go about his business this way. If Fournette gets in the open field and lowers his shoulder to make plays, this offense could excel just by running the ball. "Yeah, there's been some games where we've passed the ball pretty well, but our run game is who we are as the offense".

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Tyrod Taylor celebrates beating the Atlanta Falcons
Tyrod Taylor celebrates beating the Atlanta Falcons

The 340-pound Dareus is itching to unload, and that becomes clear when he's asked whether it surprised him to find out what the Bills got - a sixth-round pick that became a fifth when Jacksonville made the playoffs - in return for a former first-round draft pick with 300 tackles and 35 sacks. I won't dwell on the bad too much, especially since it's been pretty obvious all season. Punter Brad Nortman, who has appeared in six games.

Buffalo has little experienced depth behind McCoy at running back. If I were a betting man, I'd take the points will Buffalo along with the unders, because I expect this to be a throw back, old school looking scrum (though I admit having Florida as the setting for it is a glaring Geographical Anachronism). I don't want to be in that same situation. The victor gets a shot at Pittsburgh, who Jacksonville beat 20-9 in the regular season. We'll see. I don't want to make any promises. "I think that's important". Bills won three of last four in regular season, eked into playoffs when Bengals stunned Ravens by scoring on fourth-down pass in final minute. Maybe. He's always played better than his statistics suggest, and yet his shortcoming has been the inability to deliver game-changing plays and drives when it matters most. It's a fun idea, but I'm not going to lie to you and say that I'm not a bit alarmed about how unusual a teal burger bun looks.

Despite the lack of clarity, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone plans on preparing for McCoy as if the Pro Bowl running back will play this weekend. "If you lose, you go home".

"A bunch of guys in our locker room had been wrote off, whether it's by other organizations or other coaches", Taylor said. The Jaguars clinched the AFC South and the number three seed in the NFL Playoffs. I'm able to walk around without any pain, so that's (good).

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