JACKSONVILLE Brent Qvale Jerseys 2019 , Fla. (AP) Tashaun Gipson says the thought of facing rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has Jacksonville defenders licking our chops.The Jaguars (2-1) host Darnold and the New York Jets (1-2) on Sunday, and Jacksonvilles brash defenders expect the matchup to be a mismatch.Its a fun time, said Gipson, a safety who made the Pro Bowl in 2015. The scary part about it is hes going against a very experienced secondary, the best in the league. The greatest part about it is if we dont get to him, the D-line will get to him. Were all licking our chops.The Jaguars have one of the best defenses in the NFL, a star-studded group that finished second in points, yards, interceptions and sacks in 2017. The unit currently leads the AFC in scoring, giving up three touchdowns and allowing 14.6 points a game.Darnold White Robby Anderson Jerseys , the youngest quarterback to start a season opener in the leagues modern era, has thrown five interceptions and been sacked seven times in three games. He also has three touchdown passes.Im pretty sure fantasy (owners) are going to be drafting our defense this week, defensive tackle Malik Jackson said. Its up to us to go out there and do what we need to do.Gipson and Jackson also praised Darnold for his poise, especially in the season opener against Detroit. Darnolds first NFL throw was intercepted and returned for a touchdown . He bounced back with two touchdowns in a 48-17 victory.He looked like an eight-year vet in that game, Gipson said. Cleveland and Miami, they were able to get after him a little bit, get him rattled a little bit. At the end of the day, hes a young guy. Its growing pains. Its part of the game. 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They just do things that a savvy quarterback thats been in the league three, four years doesnt do, Jackson said. They just do things that they dont know any better of doing.Jacksonvilles defense has done plenty of talking all season , but also has been a little slow to pile up numbers.The D returned an interception for a touchdown in the season opener at the New York Giants, but has been relatively quiet since. Pro Bowl defensive end Yannick Ngakoue is still looking for his first sack, and the highly touted secondary A.J. Bouye White Steve McLendon Jerseys , Jalen Ramsey, Barry Church and Gipson has yet to notch an interception.Any secondary thats been catching picks this year, I just got to tell them, Calm down,' Gipson said. Their ceiling can only be the second-best secondary in the National Football League no matter what. Its time for us to get our hands on the rock. Were all itching for that opportunity. Once that first one comes, theyre just going to continue to come and they come in bunches, man, as we seen last year.Were not pressing about it. We know our opportunity is going to come.Maybe it happens against Darnold.If you go in looking at hes young, hes this, hes that Steve McLendon Jerseys 2019 , the guy will come out and blast you, Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith said. Youve got to understand that we dont have much tape on him. Youve got college tape and stuff like that. Again, respect any man that lines on the other side of that ball. But at the same time, there better be respect on that side of the ball. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur isnt looking at the annual preseason game against the Jets as a final dress rehearsal for the upcoming season.Its just another chance for his players to put some good football on tape and enhance their chances of making the 53-man roster.It also might be a chance for star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to play in a game for the first time since breaking his left ankle in a game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 8.Well see, Shurmur said Saturday in reviewing the Giants 30-17 win over the Lions in Detroit on Friday night.Shurmur has taken a very cautious approach with Beckham coming off a major injury. He limited his time in the opening weeks of training camp and has not allowed him to play in either of the first two preseason games, which the Giants split.This past week in practices with the Lions, Beckham took another step, running routes against Detroit defensive backs, including All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay.The next step would be to play in a preseason game before the opener against Jacksonville on Sept. 9. The braggin rights game against the Jets will be played at MetLife Stadium on Friday with the preseason finale on Aug. 30 against the Patriots.I have mentioned this all along White Quincy Enunwa Jerseys , we are going to do our very best to find out who our best 53 guys are, Shurmur said, adding his thoughts on the third preseason game is that is it one for some players to get their last game experience before the start of the season.The Giants might be a little short at the halfback position with No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley still dealing with a strained hamstring and free agent Jalen Simmons uncertain after sustaining a concussion against the Lions.Shurmur said linebacker Calvin Munson also sustained a concussion in the game and receiver Russell Shepard injured a finger.The Giants didnt get back to their headquarters in New Jersey until 5 a.m. Saturday because weather delayed the arrival of their charter jet in Detroit until 2 a.m. EDT.How much sleep do you need for a 20-minute press conference, quipped Shurmur, who earlier in the day reviewed the game film and then went over his roster with his coaching staff.Shurmur said he was satisfied with most of his teams play. He said he planned to ask the NFL to clarify a penalty given to linebacker Mark Herzlich for lowering his head to make a hit. He said he disagreed with the call, but added he would not discuss what the league says.I dont think its necessary to get fined in the preseason, he said.NOTES: Shurmur told placekicker Aldrick Rosas to keep his kickoffs short and high so his special teams could practice coverage. The quarterbacks have not thrown an interception in the two preseason games.