jaguars.com Senior Editor Vic Ketchman followed the action live as the Jaguars took on the Dolphins at Landshark Stadium in Miami. Here's what he wrote.
Hi, everybody, and welcome to the preseason. I'm at Landshark Stadium, in a press box that is without air-conditioning at the moment, and I'll be splitting pregame time between here and the radio booth. Here's a bit of preseason trivia: This is the latest the Jaguars have ever opened the preseason. Welcome aboard.
Jaguars inactives are: Mike Walker (ankle), Derek Cox (groin), Don Carey (shoulder), Montell Owens (knee), Scott Starks (hamstring), Tim Shaw (groin), Mike Thonas (hamstring), Jonathan Lewis (ankle).
Miami won the toss and will defer. Enjoy the game.
Rashad Jennings and Alvin Pearman back to receive the kickoff.
Jennings returns the kick 26 yards to the Jaguars 22.
On third and 13 David Garrard throws incomplete toward Troy Williamson. Garrard got pressure up the middle. Adam Podlesh gets off a short punt. Miami starts at its 48-yard line.
Atiyyah Ellison is starting at tackle in place of Rob Meier.
Three and out. On third down, Derrick Harvey dropped into coverage. Chad Pennington had a receiver open over the middle but couldn't get it to him.
Following the punt, the Jaguars will start at their 21. Brian Witherspoon fielded the punt.
Garrard throws complete to Williamson. The ruling is catch and fumble. The Dolphins did not challenge.
Garrard is sacked.
Incomplete on third down. Garrard got pressure up the middle again.
Podlesh punts again. The Dolphins start at their 35.
If it's possible, Pennington may have lost arm strength in the offseason.
Pennington converts on third down. Harvey did not drop, he rushed.
Pennington to Ted Ginn at the Jaguars 30.
Sean Considine came up to stop the run for little gain.
Three-man front gets gashed. First down at the Jaguars 18. Harvey was five yards outside.
I'm seeing a lot of three-man fronts, and not just in passing situations. The Jags are in a three-man front on first down; Dolphins call time out.
Rickey Williams is called for holding.
Field goal try from 48 yards is good.
The Jaguars are using the exact defensive alignments they've shown in practice. Harvey is being used quite a bit with his hand off the ground.
Jones-Drew is done for the night, more than likely. Greg Jones is in the game and he takes a screen pass for a short gain.
Garrard to Torry Holt for a first down.
Garrard averts the sack but he pushed it forward to no one in particular. It was a risky move.
Podlesh gets off a great punt and Zach Miller covers it, making the tackle on the Miami one-yard line.
Pass interference against Brian Williams on a deep ball. He was beaten down the sideline by Ginn. The ball is out to the 37.
Ginn runs the end around for a first down at the Jaguars 49.
That's the end of the first quarter. It appears Chad Henne will replace Pennington at quarterback. Justin Durant has a strained hip flexor.
Durant won't return and Russell Allen has taken his place.
Considine missed Ronnie Brown in the backfield.
On third and five the Dolphins run. Huh? Now they punt.
Garrard is out, replaced by Todd Bouman.
Vince Manuwai is in the game. That's a good sign.
Bouman throws complete over the middle to Jarett Dillard. Gain of 13.
Bouman to Williamson for a sizable gain. This is a big start for Bouman. He needs to play well in the preseason to hold his job.
On third-and-one Jennings gains nothing. Josh Scobee is attempting a 43-yard field goal. It's good.
Rickey Williams runs for a first down. Most of the Jaguars defense are twos.
Considine, Reggie Nelson and Brian Williams are still in the game.
Henne hits a big ball for 20 to the Jaguars 32. Jake Long is dominant.
Henne throws short for a first down at the 20.
Henne to Patrick Turner for 10. It's third and one.
Williams gets the first down. Tack a facemask on. The ball is at the five. Brian Williams tugged the mask.
Henne to Lousaka Polite for a yard. Henne is very accurate.
A run gets nothing. The Jaguars are playing well against the run.
Williams dropped a touchdown pass. It was a beautiful throw by Henne.
The Dolphins settle for a field goal.
Eugene Monroe is in the game. Bouman throws complete to Nate Hughes. Monroe provided the pass-protection.
We're at the two-minute warning. The Jags are at their 43.
Bouman to Williamson at the Miami 31. Bouman is sharp. He throws incomplete to Dillard to stop the clock.
On third and eight, Bouman's pass is deflected and caught by Williamson for a first down.
Williamson has had a strong camp and he's putting his stamp on a roster spot right now.
Jennings was open for a touchdown and Bouman didn't get the ball to him.
Scobee is on for a field goal attempt. It's good from 36 yards.
That's the half. I have just a few thoughts. The pressure was on Bouman and he responded. Williamson looks like the real thing. The talent difference between Pennington and Henne is remarkable.
Derek Landri pours through for a sack. HIs guy whiffed.
Miami ran it on third and long. This is pretty boring.
The Jaguars go nowhere. Bouman looked wild in that possession.
Henne is on the money for a sizable gain.
Intercepted by Witherspoon. It was tipped by Tyron Brackenridge. We're in a downpour right now.
Pass interference against the Dolphins. Tiquan Underwood was mugged.
A lot of the threes are in the game on both sides.
Touchdown on a screen pass to Chauncey Washington is nullified by holding.
We're in a penalty fest right now. Play has deteriorated.
Scobee is good from 43.
The rain has stopped.
Jaguars kickoff coverage has not been great.
The Dolphins were a feel good story last year, but I don't see anything special in them tonight. Truth be known, they appear to be a team in rebuilding, which was masked last year by a weak schedule and the wildcat.
Touchdown! Henne to Ernest Wilford of 33 yards. Gerald Alexander missed the tackle on the sideline. Good for Ernest, bad for Gerald.
If I were the Dolphins, I'd make Henne the starting quarterback and get on with it.
Every play is another penalty. Come on, guys.
Bouman to Zach Miller for a first down.
Personal foul on Miami. First down for the Jags. Ooh, that was pretty weak.
Interception. Underwood was looking inside and the ball was thrown to the outside. I don't know who was right or wrong.
Pat White is in the game, as a regular quarterback.
Pat White isn't much of a passer, but his foot speed is outrageous.
Interception. Pete Ittersagen catches a deflection. Paul Smith is at quarterback.
Bouman was 10 of 18 for 130 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. We're at the end of the thrid quarter.
Dropped by Miller. They're going for it on fourth down. Incomplete for Dillard.
That was a beautiful throw by White but it was dropped. This has evolved into bad football.
Smith to Pearman for a first down.
Interception. Smith threw way behind Greg Estandia. It was weakly thrown.
The Jags hold on fourth-and-one at their 25.
Smith to Clarence Denmark for a first down.
Josh Vaughan is a pretty good-lookin' back. He's got a shot.
Smith to Miller for a first down at the Miami 23. The Jags have a chance to win this game.
It's third and six. If they miss, I can't imagine Jack Del Rio ordering a field goal.
Smith to Pearman at the 10.
Jennings has a groin strain.
Incomplete on fourth and goal. The pass was intended for Estandia. As I said, Jack wouldn't dare kick.
Run for a first down by White. The clock will go down to the two-minute warning. The Jags have two times out remaining.
It's thrid and one. A first down here and I'll be gone.
First down. Bye.