The last time the Browns and Jags played, Cleveland dominated the Jags from a physical standpoint, rushing for 214 yards. It will be a key again this Sunday in J-Ville, as the Browns come in with Peyton Hillis, one of the better backs in 2010.
While the Browns beat up the Jags, the question has come in about if the Jags packed it in after they trailed 20-3 and ever appeared focused in the late season contest.
Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton suggested the Jaguars did pack it in. “A little bit,” he said. “I think so.”
Of the way the Browns were able to rush on them, Knighton said, “That’s like a slap in the face. Basically, you’re saying, ‘You can’t stop us, and you know it’s coming.’ They didn’t have anything to play for, and they went out like professionals and tried to win the game. That’s what you have to do in this league. (The Jaguars’ showing) sends a bad message to the city of Jacksonville, ownership and the coaches that you don’t really care that day.”
Knighton said that game has been in the back of his mind, and he vows there won’t be a repeat. “As long as I’m on this front, we won’t be outphysicalled again,” he said.
Knighton said the idea is to “play better and be a professional and (don’t) go out there not trying to win. When you do things like that, some guys get hurt.”