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Jaguars CB Aaron Ross Looked Lost On Defense

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According to the player evaluation web site Pro Football Focus, Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross had a rough outing in Jacksonville's 26-23 loss at Minnesota to open the 2012 season.

PFF writer Sam Monson wrote:

Ross in particular looked like he didn't know the defense at all, regularly appearing to pause and think about plays in coverage rather than reacting to where he knew he was supposed to be.

That lag in reaction time caused Ross to give up six catches on seven targets for 79 yards to three different Vikings receivers, and he chipped in with a missed tackle on defense as well.

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was 20-for-27 for 270 yards, including a 26-yard completion to wide receiver Devin Aromashodu and a six-yard quick strike to tight end Kyle Rudolph that set up Blair Walsh's 55-yard field goal to tie the game at the end of regulation. The Jaguars secondary didn't surrender a touchdown pass, but allowed 13.5 yards per reception in the loss.

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