Jaguars DE Calais Campbell says everyone playing for their jobs
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell is of the belief that the entire team is playing for the jobs entering the final two weeks of the regular season.
It’s been an extremely disappointing season for the Jaguars, as they’ve followed up last season’s appearance in the AFC title game with a 4-10 campaign that has gone absolutely nowhere. Despite starting 3-1 on the year, Jacksonville has not been able to solve its problems in struggling to one of the most frustrating seasons in the franchise’s history.
Those issues have Campbell believing that there’s no choice but for everyone to be playing for their jobs at this stage of the season. From Kevin Patra of NFL.com:
“It’s always better to end on a good note, especially when you are kind of playing for your job, playing for the job of the person next to you, playing for the coaches’ job, front office, everybody,” Campbell said, via the Florida Times-Union. “Right now the better we play, the more people keep their jobs. When you are out here competing, you have to play for everybody. My motivation is to play my best ball to set the standard no matter what the circumstances are.”
Campbell has posted 62 combined tackles and eight sacks this season, but that hasn’t been enough for this Jacksonville defense to be what it was a season ago.
That’s been one of the main reasons for lack of success, and so has the inconsistent play at quarterback.
After the final two weeks of the regular season, the Jaguars will enter a crucial offseason where they could be plenty of changes made both on and off the field.