Note: --The CoveritLive software isn't working. Actually, there isn't enough bandwidth for it to work here at FedEx. I'm going to have to do this the old-fashioned way and update quarter by quarter or more frequently as events dictate. I'll try to get this worked out for next week but, hey, it's the preseason for all of us.
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--Opening kickoff by Suisham very high and to the very back of the end zone.
--Alfred Fincher got in there good with a tackle behind the line for a loss of two. He has to convince the Redskins that he's worthy of keeping rather than searching the waiver wire.
--The defensive line got a good rush on Garard on third and six and forced a deep throw to flutter some.
--As expected, the Jags have in a mix of starters are reserves. The Redskins will be semi-tested.
--Campbell's first pass is picked off. It bounced off of the hands of Devin Thomas, was deflected again, and wound up in the hands of a linebacker. It was his first pick of the preseason, but that's not the start they wanted.
--Fincher again with a stop at the line. He's extremely active and aggressive.
--It's Fincher again, knocking away a third-down pass. Unfortunately, it doesn't count as Richardson came up to press and went offside in the process.
Williams 3 pass from Garrard (Scobee kick)
Jaguars 7, Redskins 0 7:33 first quarter
--Williams came all the way from right to left, leaving Justin Tryon in futile pursuit. That doesn't mean that it was Tryon's man, someone else could have blown the coverage. David Garrard won't have an easier TD pass.
--Marcus Mason remains in at running back, not that anything different was expected after Portis didn't come out for that first, one-play series.
--Either it's a late-arriving crowd or it's a non-arriving crowd. It's well under half of capacity in the stands.
--Campbell went to his security blanket, Chris Cooley, on third and three and nailed him in a soft spot in the zone. But Cooley couldn't hold on, or so the referee said. Zorn has challenged the call of incomplete. I think it will be upheld, but I didn't get a good enough look at it before they cut to commercial to be sure.
--Call upheld. Cooley has got to hold on to that ball.
--Fred Davis with a nice hit on punt coverage to force a fumble. It went out of bounds, though, and the Jags retained possession.
--Excellent ball hawking skills just displayed by Reed Doughty. He came out of nowhere on a deep pass to Matt Jones, who was tussling with Tryon. Doughty flew in, jumped, and made the pick just before going out of bounds. A great job of playing center field by Doughty.
--Another open receiver, this time Campbell is at fault as he threw too low for Thrash.
--Three series with a result of a turnover and a pair of three and outs. Ugh.
--Brooks with a 42-yard punt, very short return.
--Cleo Lemon now is in at quarterback for the Jags, and Chauncey Washington is at running back.
--So far, the Jags are having very limited success running but they are converting third and long situations with great regularity. With Tryon and Matteral Richardson in a corner, that's not too surprising.
End of first quarter
Jaguars 7, Redskins 0
--A missed tackle on a third and long screen lets the Jaguars convert another such situation and they're on the march near the Redskins 20. I think it was Golston but I'm not sure.
--It is mostly second-teamers out there, but Montgomery and Golston, both of whom could start, just got split on a draw to convert a third and three.
Estandia 4 pass from Lemon (Scobee kick)
Jaguars 14, Redskins 0
11:19 second quarter
--Colt Brennan in at quarterback, along with a number of other offensive reserves. The starters will go into NY with a couple of miserable performances to think about.
--Marcus Mason, Maurice Mann and Brennan are firing up what was a very dull crowd. Two first downs and the Redskins are in Jax territory at the 28.
FG Suisham 46
Jaguars 14, Redskins 3
6:30 second quarter
--Ryan Boschetti did an excellent job of recognizing a screen. He did exactly what he was supposed to do, stop rushing the passer and to over to find the receiver.
--Chris Horton missed a tackle that let Washington get off a 29-yard run and Blades missed a tackle that let a runner go for some additional yardage as well. I can see the reserves being in the wrong spot or maybe not being quick enough to make a play, but when they are there, they need to make the tackle.
FG Scobee 30
Jaguars 17, Redskins 3
1:07 second quarter
--Well, it hasn't exactly been the offensive train wreck we saw last week, but it's certainly been ugly.
--A nice pass from Brennan to Marcus Mason picks up 16 yards. They're at their own 43, but only 12 seconds remain in the half.
--Unless I missed him, we haven't seen any of Malcolm Kelly. I thought he was supposed to get some solid playing time, maybe his knees weren't ready to go.
--Brennan sacked at the end of the first half by a blitzing Pierson Prioleau.
End of second quarter
Jaguars 17, Redskins 3
--Kelly is dressed in full pads, but he is not carrying a helmet, so it's doubtful that he's going to be able to play.
--Frost boomed a punt 61 yards, but it got returned 37 by Bolton. Not enough hang time, the result a net of 24 yards. That won't win you the job, but Brooks isn't exactly sealing the deal on his end.
--Boschetti just nailed another runner behind the line. I still don't think he'll make it but he just won't go away.
--Another good defensive play is nullified by an offside penalty. Horton nailed Mike Walker, jarring a third-down pass loose.
--Justin Hamilton gets a sack, jarring the ball loose, but the ball goes out of bounds. Still, a loss of eight and Jacksonville had to punt.
--A dubious pass interference call against Williams of the Jags results in a 23-yard penalty and the Redskins are in Jaguar territory at the 36. Williams gave McMullen a bit of a bump, but it didn't look like much.
--Another receiver who has yet to take a snap is Anthony Mix. That was kind of surprising as he looked very sharp in pregame warm-ups.
--Marcus Mason is quick, but he doesn't have much power. Twice he's gone into the line on third and short and twice he hasn't gained much of anything.
--Zorn goes for it on fourth and short, but Broughton didn't get anything either. If Broughton can't make a half a yard, I'm not sure why you want him on your team as a "power" back.
--Justin Tryon just did a good job of running down Chauncey Washington after the back broke through the line and through a tackle of Horton's for about 50 yards. The kid is fast, no doubt about it, and that's why the Skins drafted him and that's why he'll probably make the 53-man roster in spite of the fact that he hasn't played particularly well this preseason.
--We finally hear Chris Wilson's name after over four and a half games of preseason football. He just got a sack to make it third and 27. He's on the bubble and I think that Erasmus James' presence keeps him off the roster.
3:35 left in third quarter
--I'll continue with the "Bubble Watch" theme here for the rest of the game. Mix now is in the game, but it may be too late for him to save his spot.
--Justin Geisinger has played center ever since the regulars went out. His status depends on how much Zorn and Joe Bugel want to have a true backup center on the roster. If they want one, he's it. If they're willing to risk that Rabach will stay healthy it seems more like either Todd Wade or, if they want to go young, Crummey will stay.
--Brooks with a punt from the 47. Jax returner makes a fair catch right at the 10. If I'm not mistaken, that's the first inside the 20 punt in the last couple of weeks. I reserve the right to change my mind here after sleeping on it, but I think that Brooks will win out.
End of third quarter
Jaguars 17, Redskins 3
--Justin Tryon with a couple of pass breakups. As I said before, I think his speed gets him a roster spot as a work in progress.
--They've started a wave, which isn't a very smart thing to do when your team has the ball. I can't really blame them, though, since it probably was more exciting to watch them draw the stripes on the field than it has been watching this game. On top of that, it's not as though there are enough people here to make much noise.
--Obviously, Devin Thomas isn't on the bubble, but Maurice Mann certainly has outplayed him this preseason. Thomas just doesn't look like he knows what he's doing out there. He'll learn, or at least we hope so.
--The Redskins will try another fourth down, this time with two to go near midfield. They tried sending Mason off tackle this time, but there still was no gain.It doesn't look like they made it if the yellow stripe is anywhere near accurate (and it almost always is).
Williamson 49 pass from Bouman (Scobee kick)
Jaguars 24, Redskins 3
12:09 left in fourth quarter
--They announced the 59,076 were in attendance tonight. Insert the old, lame joke about being disguised as empty seats here.
--In possibly Frost's last chance to leave a last impression, he shanks one 26 yards. One punt does not determine a competition, but it was sort of symbolic. He always has had a knack for shanking one at the key moment in a game. This wasn't a big moment as far as the game is concerned but the pressure was on Frost and he didn't get it done.
6:52 left in fourth quarter
--The Redskins do a nice job of stuffing Jax on third and fourth down plays to get the ball back.
--Brooks doesn't exactly make a statement on his next punt, but his 37-yarder did roll inside the 20 to the 17 and it might have gone another 3 or 4 yards had Chris Wilson not been in such a hurry to down a punt that was rolling away from him. I don't think that Wilson makes it.
--I don't see room for Justin Hamilton, although he has played a pretty good second half. He does have a good shot at being called back should someone else go down.
--OK, I'm going to wrap this up a bit early so that I can get it posted and get down to the locker room. Certainly, not a very good effort and I have to wonder how much confidence the team has going into the opener.
Rich Tandler blogs about the Skins at RealRedskins.com and he is the author of the upcoming book The Redskins Chronicle. You can reach Rich by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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