Team Support for Garrard

Veteran offensive tackle Tony Pashos said everyone in the Jaguars' locker room last year was willing to take whatever measures necessary to help quarterback David Garrard. Was that not the same with a previous quarterback?

Without coming right out and saying so, Pashos hinted that may not have been the case in previous years with Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich.

"The guys have such great respect for David, they would do whatever was needed to make sure he was protected at all times," Pashos said. "David is such a leader, you would do anything to make sure nothing happened to him.

"Now that he's had a year under his belt for him to get experience in starting every game, we think we can reach even greater heights next year. We're all looking forward to what we think will be a great year for Jacksonville and the fans here."


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