Well, with the local story today about the Florida-Tennessee college game (and the game is starting as I write this) and with the temperature in the high 80s with better than 50 percent humidity, there’s no question tomorrow’s game will be a big one for the Cardinals. It’s tough not to think back to last season, when the Cards were kind of sluggish in the first game and then exploded against a Florida team in the second game. Of course, the Jaguars seem to be in a different place than the Dolphins were last season at this point, and, of course, the Cards were home for the Dolphins game.
Stopping Maurice Jones-Drew will be the key to the game for the Cards’ defense. Yeah, I know that isn’t rocket science, but you still have to pull it off. Ultimately, though, this game will come down to the Cardinals’ offense. If they play like they can — and score points like they can — the Cards should be fine.
Assuming WR Steve Breaston doesn’t have another game-day setback, he should be available, and there is no question in my mind Anquan Boldin looks much better than he was. I know Boldin claimed this week he was still where he needed to be despite his hamstring problems, but it clearly affected his game. A healthy Boldin changes so many things.
Tags: Anquan Boldin, Jaguars, Maurice Jones-Drew, Steve Breaston
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