Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin's stats may not be that impressive, but the coaching staff is more than pleased with how the 10-year veteran has played this season.
"He’s done a really good job in our minds," defensive coordinator Bob Babich said. "He’s had some sacks that he’s missed, but he brings a lot to our defense, in terms of effort, mentality and making plays outside of sacks. He makes some effort plays; we showed them on Monday. He was making an effort play against the Bills and that’s a great building block for our younger players."
Babin has 36 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and a team-high 15 quarterback pressures.
The Florida Times-Union's Vito Stellino writes that the 32-year-old Babin would be willing to renegotiate his contract and even take a pay cut to stay in Jacksonville next season.
Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the Web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:
The T-U's Hays Carlyon writes that injured defensive back Jeremy Harris is making the most of his lost season.
The T-U's Ryan O'Halloran lists three things to watch in Sunday's game against Tennessee in his weekly Three and Out feature.
What should the Jaguars do with their first-round draft pick? Take a quarterback or go pass-rusher and then grab a quarterback in the second round? I give the argument for each.
Here are some items from this blog: the weekly Jaguars mailbag, in which I answer questions about Justin Blackmon and drafting quarterbacks; Cecil Shorts and Mike Brewster have surgery; Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky and I break down the Titans-Jaguars matchup in the weekly Double Coverage feature.