July 30, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Remember when Eagles coach Andy Reid compared Jaiquawn Jarrett to Brian Dawkins? It's true; he did, just after the Eagles selected the Temple safety in the draft last year. Well, Jarrett still may be a long way from the former Eagles great; heck, he may be a long way from starting in the NFL. But the second-year safety brought a little of the nastiness that Reid said he would bring during Sunday's physical and physically demanding afternoon practice. "Coach [Todd]
August 15, 2012
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - It's a long fall from second-round draft pick to roster cut, but Jaiquawn Jarrett appears set to make that descent in record time. Selected 54th overall in the 2011 NFL draft, the safety is battling to secure a spot on the Eagles' 53-man roster. How is that so? When you are splitting second- and third-team repetitions with a journeyman who has three career starts, your job is on the line. Jarrett's demotion came this week after he turned in a mistake-filled performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason opener.
August 6, 2011 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - There are plenty of uncomfortable situations that come with sharing dorm suites at training camp, but splitting one with the primary player you're competing against can be first-date awkward. Kurt Coleman and Jaiquawn Jarrett share a four-man suite, along with cornerbacks Jorrick Cavlin and Trevard Lindley, but the Eagles vying for the starting free-safety position have rooms directly across from one another. In some circumstances, doors might be closed most of the time.
August 11, 2011 |
Kevin Kroboth's biggest task in replacing Jaiquawn Jarrett isn't finding a way to terrorize ballcarriers. Or try to develop into an NFL draft pick. Or even become an all-Mid-American Conference selection. It's continuing to do what he does best and not try too hard to impersonate Temple's former four-year starting free safety. "They are definitely huge shoes to fill because Jaiquawn was a great player," Kroboth said of replacing the Eagles' second-round pick in April's NFL draft.
April 30, 2011
JAIQUAWN JARRETT Second round, 54th overall Position: Safety College: Temple Size: 6-foot-0, 196 pounds Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. The skinny: A starter for nearly all four years of his college career, including every game in each of the last three seasons, Jarrett was considered one of the top safeties in a weak overall class. Instinctive and hard-hitting, Jarrett is not very big or fast for a safety and was not expected to be drafted until the middle rounds.
October 13, 2009 |
Penn State's game at Michigan on Oct. 24 will begin at 3:30 and be telecast by ABC or ESPN. Penn State (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten) plays Minnesota on Saturday. The Nittany Lions defeated Michigan, 46-17, last season in Beaver Stadium. The Wolverines (4-2, 1-2) host Delaware State on Saturday. Temple junior defensive back Jaiquawn Jarrett was named Mid-American Conference defensive player of the week for the East Division. Jarrett had nine tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery in the Owls' 24-19 win over Ball State.
March 8, 2013 |
The stars have aligned. The Eagles need starting safeties - again. More than a handful of proven starters are waiting to be snatched up in free agency. And the Eagles have more than enough salary-cap space to sign one of the top talents. Does that mean the Eagles will chase Dashon Goldson, William Moore, or Glover Quin? Not necessarily. They do have a number of holes to fill. General manager Howie Roseman and coach Chip Kelly recently reiterated their belief that splurging in free agency is not the way to build a championship-caliber squad.
October 2, 2011 |
For four games, Temple's defense was a positive for the Owls. Not Saturday. Toledo compiled 305 yards of offense while doing whatever it wanted in a 36-13 Mid-American Conference victory at Lincoln Financial Field. "I'm not pointing fingers at the offense or special teams," Temple defensive end Adrian Robinson said. "I'm pointing it at the defense. "We didn't do what we needed to do. We needed to stop them. We didn't stop them. That's just plain and simple. " The Owls (3-2, 1-1 MAC)
April 30, 2011 |
JAIQUAWN JARRETT Position: Strong safety Drafted: 2nd round, 54th overall. College: Temple. Size: 6-0/196 pounds. Age: 21. Born: Sept. 21, 1989, in Brooklyn, N.Y. At Temple: Started 43 of 49 games and made 299 tackles in his career, 11th-most in school history . . . Was a team captain and the Owls' 2010 MVP . . . Was a first-team All-America selection by Pro Football Weekly as a senior. Strong endorsement: Al Golden, his coach at Temple, called Jarrett one of the finest tacklers he'd ever seen.