Posted November 16, 2011 on
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Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis knows he has struggled this season. He doesn't need anyone to point it out, either.
Lewis remembers every dropped pass, every missed assignment and every wrong route. That's because the Pro Bowl tight end is his harshest critic.
He understands the whispers and occasional boos.
He's hopes to silence them, too, beginning this week at Cleveland.
A year after setting career marks with 58 catches for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns, Lewis has 16 receptions for 170 yards and no scores. The most memorable aspect of his season has been several dropped passes. It's not what anyone expected after Lewis signed a five-year, $35 million contract that included $17 million guaranteed during training camp.
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I just got done re-watching the Jaguars, Colts game from this past Sunday, and there was actually a Jaguars receiver that caught my eye. That guy was Chastin West. West, who was on the Packers practice squad, was signed by the Jaguars back in September, and he flashed a little bit of something on Sunday.
West's numbers were modest at best, only catching 3 passes for 13 yards...
Former Colt John Chick had a good outing against current Colt Anthony Castonzo according to Pro Football Focus:
Many scouts and executives pegged left tackle Anthony Castonzo (-4.6) as the best pure pass-blocking offensive tackle in the 2011 Draft and he had been solid in that department until this game. I already mentioned Mincey’s strip sack, but Castonzo is going to have nightmares...
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