42 Jaguars are making playoff debuts, but they're leaning on teammate with Super Bowl ring - The Buffalo News

Share this article

print logo

42 Jaguars are making playoff debuts, but they're leaning on teammate with Super Bowl ring

Much has been made of the lack of playoffs for the Bills organization with this year's appearance ending the 17-year drought.

But the Bills players actually have more playoff experience than the Jaguars with 18 Bills having appeared in the postseason compared to 11 Jaguars. The Jaguars have not been to the postseason since 2007.

That 42 of his teammates have not been to the playoffs was not lost on the Jaguars' Malik Jackson, who won a Super Bowl ring with the Denver Broncos. Jackson has played in eight playoff games; only Calais Campbell has more among Jaguars with 10.

Jackson said he will spend the week giving advice to his young teammates ready for their playoff debuts.

“It’s definitely a big deal to pass down that knowledge to the younger players that haven’t done it. It could be overwhelming for some,” Jackson told Jacksonville.com. “I’m focusing on what I have to do and I will embrace that message to the guys.

“I’m watching film of Buffalo all day Wednesday and after practice when I go home. I’ll be doing the same thing Thursday, Friday and some on Saturday. This time of year, it’s not about physical. We already have the muscle and memory. Now it’s about that mental aspect.

“Because every play is critical is what makes it that much faster and that much more important. It’s playoff football. We have to continue to grow, critique our games and be better. You can’t stay stagnant; our people will figure you [out].”

Story topics: /

There are no comments - be the first to comment