Calais Campbell Having Huge Impact On Field And Off For Jaguars

As his players were heading toward the team bus following their season-opening victory against the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone congratulated defensive end Calais Campbell on his franchise-record four sacks.

“I said, ‘That is one hell of a day you had today,'” Marrone said. “He said, ‘I couldn’t have done it without the people in the back end with their coverage.’ I think that says more about it than anything else.”

Calais Campbell Likes What He Sees Already In Newly Acquired DT Marcell Dareus

“I like this trade a lot,” Campbell said. “I’ve studied [Dareus’] game since he came into the league [in 2011]. I always thought of him as a great player. He’s really good against both the run and the pass. One thing that I think is underappreciated is that he’s always around the ball in the run game. He has been clogging up holes and handling business for years.”

Calais Campbell Helping Jaguars Rack Up Sacks During Defensive Resurgence

Defensive end Calais Campbell might be the best free-agent acquisition in Jacksonville Jaguars history.

He’s certainly the NFL’s best in 2017.

The 31-year-old Campbell ended one of the franchise’s longest futility streaks Sunday when he notched his 10th sack of the season. He also helped the Jaguars (4-3) get on pace to break the NFL’s single-season record of 72 set by the 1984 Chicago Bears. Jacksonville has a league-leading 33 and is on track for 75.