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Top of the morning news for Aug. 20, 2011


The Jaguars claimed their first preseason win on Friday against Atlanta.

"Any time you're flying around, that's definitely what you want as a defense," Jaguars safety Dawan Landrysaid. "We came out and got some positive things done. I think it was a step in the right direction."

"One week removed from his childhood best friend's death, Jeremy Mincey played like something otherworldly drove him."  Florida Times-Union

"The Jaguars didn't sack Ryan, but constantly pressured him and limited him to 6 completions in his other 14 throws for 40 yards. The defense was solid even though one of their three new free agent starters, Clint Session, sat out with a concussion."  Florida Times-Union

"A few key Jaguars made their 2011 preseason debuts on Friday, including quarterback David Garrard." Florida Times-Union

Jack Del Rio postgame press conference.

"It just seemed like we were out of sync offensively," Falcons coach Mike Smith said.  "We have some things that we definitely have to correct and that's what the preseason is for."  Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Paul Kuharsky of gives his thoughts on the Jaguars win.

The Colts fell to 0-2 in the preseason with a loss to Washington on Friday. Indianapolis Star

Tweet, Tweet

Always good to win, preseason or not. Crowd was great! I guess they missed us! Leg felt lethal tonight! #boom
     -- @JoshScobee10 (kicker Josh Scobee)

My first game as a Daddy was a good one! I had some extra incentive out there tonight! Now I'm holding my son while he sleeps! #prouddad
     -- @JoshScobee10

Thanks everyone for the love and support! First nfl catch and win, feels great! Hope everyone has a great night!
     -- @Gelliman82 (rookie wide receiver Greg Ellingson)

Dreams do come true…
     -- @Cshorts10 (rookie wide receiver Cecil Shorts III)

Felt Real Good Tonight…Getting Better Everyday is the Goal…Blessed
     -- @MrGrEeNe36 (safety Courtney Greene)

Thanks everyone for the love!  #Go Jags
     -- @KyleBosworth (linebacker Kyle Bosworth)

Nice team win! Still a lot we can learn from, but it's always great when you get that W! Jags fans thanks for the support!
     -- @MarcedesLewis89 (tight end Marcedes Lewis)

Stat of the day

The Jaguars defense held Atlanta to only one play of 20-plus yards on Friday and only 11 first downs.  In addition, the Falcons converted on 3 of 12 third downs (25 pct.)


The Jaguars have today off before returning to the Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields on Sunday.

The last word

"When he's on his keys and knows what he is doing, he's unblockable.  I think he's going to have a great year."
     -- Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman on Jeremy Mincey

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