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Scobee part of SB43 experience


Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee will be featured on the CBS program, "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2009," which will air on Saturday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m.

Scobee spent last weekend in Tampa filming various segments which lead into the commercials on the show. He taped the intros with actress Daisy Fuentes at the NFL Experience outside Raymond James Stadium. The fifth-year veteran gave Fuentes instruction on how to kick a field goal.

"It was cool because I have never been asked to do something like that before," Scobee said. "To have that kind of national audience and be on a TV show is pretty exciting, especially around the Super Bowl."

Fuentes was a long-time host of MTV and can be seen in numerous commercials. Scobee enjoyed teaching her the basics of kicking.

"She has potential," Scobee said. "We did about seven or eight takes and she got better with every take. That was impressive."

Fans can go to to vote live on Saturday for their pick of the Greatest Super Bowl Commercial of all-time.

On the field, Scobee is fully healthy again after battling injuries the last two seasons. Scobee broke his hand tackling Cleveland's Joshua Cribbs in week eight and recently had the cast removed. In 2007, he played in only eight games after injuring his right quadriceps in pregame warmups in the season-opener.

Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio recently named NFL coaching veteran Russ Purnell the club's special teams coordinator, replacing Joe DeCamillis. Purnell has spent 23 seasons in the NFL and has coached six players who earned Pro Bowl honors (Mike Vanderjagt, Indianapolis, 2003; Matt Stover, Baltimore, 2000; Jermaine Lewis, Baltimore, 2001; Rick Tuten, Seattle, 1994; ST John Henry Mills, Houston, 1996; Craig Hentrich, Tennessee, 1998). Purnell and Del Rio served on the same staff in Baltimore from 1999-2001.

"It's exciting whenever you get a new coach because there's that feeling of, 'I wonder what he's going to be like,'" Scobee said. "You get to learn a lot of new things as far as how he coaches and how he will treat you. I was sad to see Joe D leave because he's a great special teams coach and we really got along. For Coach Purnell to come in and have a chance to work with a good special teams unit like we have, it's pretty exciting."

Scobee made 19 of 25 field goals (76.0 pct.) in 2008, including two game-winners, and led the team with 90 points. In addition, he made a career-high four field goals from 50-plus yards and tied for 12th in the NFL with 10 touchbacks. He connected from 37 yards in overtime against Houston on Sept. 28 and hit from 51 yards at Indianapolis in week three with four seconds remaining in the game.

"Every year you learn more and more things about yourself and what you need to do to stay in the league and be consistent," Scobee said. "There's a lot more things I am going to be doing this offseason to strengthen every part of my body."

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