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Top of the morning news for August 23, 2011


"They brought me here, and I want to prove to them that I&39;m worth the investment," Posluszny said. "Obviously, I want to play extremely well. I want to play to the best of my abilities, but I have an obligation to the owner, to the general manager and the coaches."  The Times-Union

"They're willing to learn from the people in the system, and the people who were in the system are willing to take heed and learn from the new guys, what they learned in their old systems," Rashean Mathis said. "They brought new ideas, and to add those ideas to what we already have and what we know we already can do is just going to make it better as a whole."

"Tebow is such a polarizing figure that it's impossible for a lot of observers to speak about him rationally. He's got haters who are actually rooting for him to fail, though he's done absolutely nothing to merit the vitriol."  The Times-Union

Peter King of Sports Illustrated talks about the Jaguars quarterback situation and the improved defense.

Peter King goes one-on-one with Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio.

Here's more on the Colts quarterback situation.  Indianapolis Star

"Running back C.J. Spiller, a much-debated choice when he was selected ninth overall in 2010, wants to make certain his name is not added to a list of prominent flops that includes plump offensive lineman Mike Williams (2002), erratic quarterback J.P. Losman (2004) and injury-plagued defensive tackle John McCargo (2006)."  USA Today

Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is scheduled to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today.  The Tennessean

Matt Leinart is trying to lock up the backup job in Houston and give an honest assessment of his play.  Houston Chronicle

Tweet, Tweet

Cut a mullet for my new Florida Drivers license picture, it&39;s hittin like Joe Dirt&39;s

@BlaineGabbert (rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert)

Watched both of Buffalos pre season games and some film on Revis in all got better today

@RodIssac (rookie cornerback Rod Issac)

Players not chosen in supplemental draft are now free agents.

@MarkMaske (Washington Post reporter Mark Maske)

John Fox may have surprised Broncos fans by ending QB controversy by naming Orton as opening day starter. In camp, it was never in question.

@ClaytonESPN (ESPN's John Clayton)

Love my family. Working hard for them, not for me. Never personal glory, it&39;s family glory, team glory. That&39;s what this is about!

@twheatley20 (cornerback Terrence Wheatley)

Stat of the day

Kicker Josh Scobee has scored 16 of the club's 27 points through two preseason games.  He has connected all six field goal attempts (41, 29, 31, 26, 54, 28) and recorded four touchbacks on 10 kickoffs. 


The players return to Florida Blue Health & Wellness Practice Fields today for a padded practice.  Jack Del Rio and quarterback David Garrard are scheduled to meet with the local media following the workout.  Stay tuned to and @jaguarsinsider on Twitter for updates throughout the day. 

The last word

 "I think we can be the best defense in the league with the type of guys we have and what we want to do. Obviously we want to be the best, so that's what we work for."

Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton on the potential of the defense

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