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Calais Campbell has fought enough battles in NFL trenches to maintain a certain perspective.
After signing a four-year, $60 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars last spring, he had a monster debut with his new team. Campbell’s four sacks helped pave the way for a stunning win over the Houston Texans.
“It’s just one game,” Campbell told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday, “but we’re off to a good start. When you’re a young team, you have to build confidence. And the more success you can have, the more confidence you can build.”
It can be tempting to make too much out of Week 1 results. I mean, at the moment, the Jaguars, Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams are all in first place in their respective divisions while the New England Patriots are tied for last.
So it’s way too early to tell if the Jags made a statement. Still, with Campbell leading the way, they set a franchise record with 10 sacks, and the talented defense — built with high draft picks and premium free agents — had the look of a unit that can live up to the investments.
A better test awaits Sunday, when the Tennessee Titans — their O-line features two of the NFL’s best young tackles in Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin and is far superior to…
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