Jaguars’ Paul Posluszny on a winning team for first time in 11 seasons

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With Sunday’s 30-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, the Jacksonville Jaguars guaranteed linebacker Paul Posluszny his first winning season in 11 years in the NFL.

A second-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2007, Posluszny had never even been a part of a .500 team in his first 10 years in the NFL. The Bills went 7-9 in each of his first two seasons with Buffalo before sliding to 6-10 and 4-12. The Jaguars had not won more than five games in any of Posluszny’s first six seasons with the franchise. The win over Seattle on Sunday moved Jacksonville to 9-4 and secured a winning season for Posluszny for the first time in his career.

When I got here in 2011, I thought we were going to the playoffs because David Garrard was going to be our quarterback and we were going to have a great defense. And it just didn’t unfold the way you thought,” Posluszny said, via Mark Long of the Associated Press.

“To be at the bottom and to finally fight our way, work our way and get back up, just to be in the position that we’re at now, it’s great and it shows you that we’ve finally started to earn the right to win. Now we want more.”

A Pro Bowl selection in 2013, Posluszny has appeared in 142 career games in his 11 seasons with Buffalo an Jacksonville. He’s racked up 16 sacks, 15 interceptions, eight forced fumbles and 1,199 total tackles.

10 responses to “Jaguars’ Paul Posluszny on a winning team for first time in 11 seasons

  1. I don’t really know why he stayed there. He’s one heck of a player, could of long went to a superbowl winning team but its his life. At least he’s got to be on a winning team for once.

  2. This guy would have been HOF if he played back in the day. He’s not great in coverage, but he is nearly flawless against the run and in pursuit.

  3. Poz is a rock. He could have played in the 60’s or 70;s the way he plays this game. He straps it on, hits you in the mouth, then gets up and does it again.

  4. I’m happy for him. He deserves it. Very hard worker on the field and seems like a nice person off the field. Exciting season to be a Jags fan. It’s been rough the last 10 years, but our patience is finally starting to pay off. I wonder if players like Michael Bennett are going to continue to use Jacksonville as the brunt of their jokes this next offseason or if they are going to finally start getting the respect they now deserve.

  5. Remember when a hurricane was bearing down on Jacksonville like 3 or 4 years ago, and Poz stuck around to help his neighbor install her hurricane shutters on her house? Poz is good.

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