Jaguars RT Leonard Wester tries to start over after ‘rough one’ vs. Eagles
In the NFL, you have to have a short-term memory and take it game-by-game. Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Leonard Wester has that exact mindset after having a disappointing outing against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.
“You’ve got to move on as fast as you can, especially during camp,” Wester said. “It’s not like during the season when you’re going to be there and you get another opportunity. We had a couple of guys get cut after the first game and then we signed new guys. I could get a call tomorrow and they could tell me, ‘Thanks for your time here, but it’s time to go.’
“I’m just going to focus on getting better every opportunity I have and try to put this one behind me.”
During Jacksonville’s second preseason game, Wester struggled; allowing a strip/sack on rookie Garder Minshew. The Jaguars also were unable to get anything going on the ground, rushing for just 59 yards on 21 carries. Wester was on the field for the majority of the game.
Just a week prior to his poor performance, Wester played reasonably well at left tackle against the Baltimore Ravens. However, if he hopes to have a long career in the NFL, he will need to be versatile along the offensive line.
Entering the 2019 season, Wester is expected to be the team’s backup left tackle to Cam Robinson. This is Wester’s first season in Jacksonville after spending three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Wester will get his chance to bounce back when the Jaguars face the Miami Dolphins in their third exhibition game.