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Can Paul Posluszny and the Jacksonville Jaguars make a statement with team defense this season?.

The man in the middle for the Jacksonville Jaguars

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There are those in the media who talk about the potential of the Jacksonville Jaguars defense. Then, there are those who are part of this team and know about the potentially great season this team could have.

Paul Posluszny, the Jaguars’ middle linebacker knows all too well what it’s been like to play for this organization, trying to produce a winner and how this team for the better part of his tenure with the franchise, has been a revolving door of players signing and leaving or being released.

This season, it could all be different. If last season was an indication of how the offense could be one of the best in the league, then why can’t this season be about the revival of the defense he has been the quarterback of since 2011.

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Higher Standards

“We have more confidence in ourselves, in what we can do,” Posluszny said via Jaguars.com. “Our standards are higher. Our expectations of what we can do are much higher and rightfully so. It’s time.”

The expectations are huge for this defense, but the offense is equally poised to show what it can do. Posluszny continued…

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“We’ve added talent; we’ve added playmakers,” Posluszny said. “You see Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns and you say, ‘OK, they’re headed this way. They’re constantly improving. You add new talent to the defense. We tighten up fundamentally and you say that should be a recipe for success.”

If anyone should be excited about the new pieces to the chess board. Since he joined the league in 2007 as a second-round pick of the Buffalo Bills, Posluszny has been a disruptive force in the middle.

A sure tackler, injuries have affected him the past few years, but when he is the game, he is still solid – for three downs. The free agents and the draft could allow him to have a great season while helping the new additions get acclimated to their surroundings.

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State of Flux

It’s not complicated, just tough to predict if everything will fall into place.

It also means he could give way to Myles Jack or Telvin Smith, depending on who is on the field in passing situations.

“If I’m not the best person out there, then I shouldn’t be out there,” Posluszny said. “At this point in my career, winning is the ultimate goal, doing what I can to do to help this team win. If my best isn’t good enough, then someone else should be out there.”

Posluszny might be the best player on the field all the time for Jacksonville, but his veteran presence could be the best thing this team needs for everything to come together.

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