Jaguars Notes 10/16/07

Team / Player Notes from the Jacksonville Jaguars 10/16/07

The Colts are the defending Super Bowl champions, but the oddsmakers haven't forgotten that they lost to the Jaguars, 44-17, in their last visit to Jacksonville. The Colts are only favored by three points.

    --Coach Jack Del Rio declined to say what they saw in the Texans' kickoff coverage team that made them vulnerable to the onside kick. "I don't care to get into the game-plan stuff. We thought we had a shot to make the play there. Joe D (DeCamillis) called for it. I OK'd it," he said. After the Jaguars took a 7-6 lead in the second period, John Carney tried the onsides kick and recovered it to help the Jaguars get a field goal for a 10-6 halftime lead.

    --Center Brad Meester had no problem returning to the starting lineup after missing all four preseason games and the first four regular-season games with a broken bone in his foot he suffered early in camp. "It's just like riding a bicycle," he said after returning to the starting lineup against the Texans. "Once I got into the flow of things, it felt good again," he said.

    --DE Reggie Hayward sat out the Texans game with a sore hamstring injury. Coach Jack Del Rio said he expects Hayward to be ready for the Colts.

    --RB Fred Taylor was limited to six carries against the Texans although he got 90 yards, 76 of them on one run, with a groin injury, but said he'd OK. He said he shouldn't have any trouble playing against the Colts. "I'm good," he said. "Coming out at halftime, my legs just locked up in the adductor area (of the groin). For the whole third quarter, they were locked up. When I finally got them loose, it was a given that we were going to win the game. So it didn't make any sense of going back in there," he said. With 9,810 career yards, he needs 190 to surpass the 10,000-yard mark. He also surpassed 12,000 yards from scrimmage against the Texans to join Jimmy Smith (12,285) as the only Jaguars to do that.

    --K John Carney recovered his onsides kick in the second period, but was one-for-two on field-goal attempts as he made a 37-yarder and missed a 42-yarder. He also had an extra-point attempt blocked.

    --P Adam Podlesh had the day off against the Texans. He didn't punt once.

    --WR Dennis Northcutt continued to lead the team in receptions as he caught four passes for 46 yards against the Texans. He has caught 19 for the season.


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