Jaguars might have underestimated Doug Martin

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have a much different opinion of Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin this week than they did when they were preparing for last Sunday’s game.

The Jaguars entered the game ranked fourth in the NFL in run defense (83.0 yards per game) but gave up 183 to the Bucs in a 38-31 loss at Raymond James Stadium. Martin did most of the damage, running for 123 yards and two touchdowns.

Middle linebacker Paul Posluszny, the team’s leading tackler, missed the game because of a high ankle sprain, but he said his presence likely wouldn’t have made much of a difference. He also admitted the Jaguars might have underestimated Martin.

"We didn’t tackle as well as we should have," Posluszny said. "There was a couple things that we did wrong on the field. Overall we just had a tough day, and that was a really good running back.

"I don’t know if we gave him his -- let’s put it this way: We hold him in much higher regard after playing him than before."