"Time will tell if McCown can lead a productive offense, but the Jaguars' receivers are clearly excited about his prospects. There's been a lot of concern about the state of the passing attack. It's not enough for the new quarterback to have a cool nickname. The Jaguars also need "Ball Out " McCown to be a baller." The Times-Union
"The Jaguars on Friday morning went through their last extensive practice in preparation for the 2011 regular-season opener, and when it was over, a little more than 48 hours remained before kickoff against the Tennessee Titans." jaguars.com
"The Jaguars began their push for a second consecutive season without any blackouts Friday by avoiding the local television blackout for Sunday&39;s season opener against the Tennessee Titans." The Times-Union
Fans were gearing up for Sunday's game last night at Teal Town. First Coast News
Maurice Jones-Drew is one of several players that will wear special shoes to honor Sept. 11. NFL.com
The ROAR released their 2011-12 calendar on Thursday night. jaguars.com
"Loyal readers of this web site – he knows who he is – undoubtedly have tired of hearing how you can't predict the regular season based on the preseason, but it's worth saying one more time. It's simply not a proper gauge for how a team will fare." jaguars.com
Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com looks around the AFC South as Kickoff Weekend approaches.
"Our resume speaks for itself," defensive end Robert Mathis offered. "We&39;re not a team that&39;s just going to lay down for anybody, I don&39;t care who&39;s in or who&39;s out. That&39;s just not what we do here. If you want to count us out, by all means, do that." Indianapolis Star
Arian Foster could miss the opener against Indianapolis. Houston Chronicle
After Sunday Eli Manning will have longest active QB start streak in NFL. Just 12 seasons and 1 game behind Favre's 297.
@MattPomPom (Matt Pomeroy, Manager of NFL Network Research)
Made it through one week in the NFL….Gotta thank God for that
@mnlockley (rookie linebacker Michael Lockley)
I am my worst critc #giftandcurse
@WillRackley (rookie offensive lineman Will Rackley)
NO-GB game last night: most-viewed NFL Kickoff game ever..60 million viewers…record 16.0 HH rating. That's big. Thanks #NFL fans
@gregaiello (Greg Aiello, NFL Vice President of Public Relations)
Great day of work getting prepared for the Titans now it's all mental until 1 o'clock Sunday.
@LegerDouzable (defensive end Leger Douzable)
#TheLastTimeIChecked it's not socially acceptable to randomly poke somebody in public so why would u do it on my facebook?
@ATrain92 (defensive end Austen Lane)
There were 58 undrafted rookies on teams' rosters league-wide as of Thursday, the most on season-opener rosters since 2003
@MarkMaske (Mark Maske of the Washington Post)
Scouting the opponent
Read what Mike Munchak had to say following the Titans' Friday practice. Titansonline.com
"Fox NFL analyst Jimmy Johnson said the Titans aren't the only team that might have cohesion issues at the start of the season. "The advantage Tennessee has over some of these teams with new coaching staffs and a bunch of new players is that at least the Titans have a veteran quarterback," he said." The Tennessean
The Tennesseangives a preview of Sunday's game including predictions.
"He managed himself well," Munchak said. "I think the last couple of days he is getting through soreness like there usually is when you haven't done these types of activities." The Tennessean
"Running back Javon Ringer did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play on Sunday at Jacksonville." The Tennessean
The game will be broadcast regionally on CBS, locally on WTEV CBS47 (Ch. 6 cable). Ian Eagle will handle play-by-play duties with Dan Fouts providing analysis. The game will also be broadcast on the Jaguars Radio Network which extends to 10 affiliates in Florida and Georgia. The Jaguars' flagship stations are WOKV AM & FM (690, 106.5). Brian Sexton (play-by-play) and former Jaguars defensive end Jeff Lageman (analyst) are in their ninth season together calling all Jaguars games. Sexton has called every Jaguars game in franchise history.
Stat of the day
The Jaguars have played the Houston/Tennessee franchise more than any other NFL team. The Jaguars and Titans have met 32 times in the regular season with the Titans leading the series, 18-14.
The Jaguars will be taking their team photo this morning followed by a walkthrough.
The last word
"It's going to be a lot of fun. It's been a long time and something I have worked hard for, gone through injuries for, and I'm more excited about the opportunity to get in and work with the group of men we have on this team and the work they have put in through a tumultuous offseason and a lockout, all the things we have gone through, and to suit up and open up the season on 9/11 weekend, Kickoff Weekend, we're real excited about what we're going to put on the field."
Jaguars quarterback Luke McCown on making his first start since 2007