JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle SenDerrick Marks is counting on coaches and colleagues to get him to the Pro Bowl.Marks has 8 1/2 sacks, tied for second in the NFL among interior lineman. Hes tied with Detroits Ndamukong Suh and Tampa Bays Gerald McCoy.Marks total is impressive considering the Jaguars (3-12) rarely play with a lead, which usually allows defenders to disregard ground games and focus on pressuring quarterbacks.Nonetheless, hes far from a lock to make the leagues all-star game.Not only does he play in small-market Jacksonville, Marks finished 13th at his position in fan balloting that ended last week. Fan votes make up one-third of the Pro Bowl ballot.So Marks needs coaches and fellow players to vote him in. The results will be announced Tuesday night.How will he feel if he doesnt get the nod?How do you look at it? Is it a guy that plays good on a good team? Or a guy that plays good on what you consider a team that doesnt have the record?, Marks said Monday.I thought it was supposed to be a guy who plays the best on that position that year? Thats what I thought it was.A sixth-year pro who signed a four-year extension worth $22 million last December, Marks has emerged as a defensive cornerstone for the rebuilding Jaguars.He has 39 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble return this season. His 8 1/2 sacks have really stood out, with the latest one getting him significant attention in Thursday nights 21-13 win against Tennessee.Marks sacked Charlie Whitehurst on the final play, triggering a $600,000 bonus in his contract for getting eight sacks this season. Marks stood up and started rubbing his fingers together to make a money gesture as teammates mobbed him near midfield.Just to have that goal set and to accomplish it is always huge for your confidence, Marks said.Now, he has to wait and see if it helps get him to the Pro Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.As a personal goal, you hope that you make it, Marks said. You hope that you are first team and you dont have to be an alternate. If it happens, thatll be great. Thatll be awesome. Great stamp on the career, not only for me but for the group.Like I said, I didnt do any of this by myself. I can admit that and I can own up to that. So itd be great for not only me but for my group.If he doesnt make it, Marks might question the voting process. But he insisted he wont have any hard feelings.If it comes out that way, it wouldnt bother me, he said. It wouldnt stop the way I play. 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Forget his numbers for a second which were impressive to say the least. It had more to do with his presence and the inability for the Raptors to find a viable/consistent solution to overcome his vast talents. Bottom line, hes a very difficult cover and his strength, post skills, passing ability, creativity off the bounce and distance shooting make him a fascinating and gifted offensive player. Give him credit, He took on all the challenges and made the adjustments and was the difference in this series. 2. STATEMENT: Thanks again! You - the fans have made a wonderful statement across the North American sports landscape and in the NBA community that Toronto and the country of Canada is a growing and vibrant hoops hotbed and will be heard from for generations to come. Cant tell you the impression its made on folks all across the NBA. Utterly remarkable to say the least. Great Opportunity for Raptors President and GM, Masai Ujiri, to now build from a position of strength in his retention and recruitment efforts as he formulates his vision for the long term success of the franchise. A step forward. Long way to go though - yet you can start to see the light. 3. KYLE LOWRY: No idea what will happen with him regarding his future with the Raptors. Im hopeful they can work something out. Ill say this though, the man has really impressed me this season. Every day he left everything out there on the floor for you and competed like few players ever have in a Raptors uniform. For that, we should be grateful and impressed at the same time. Hes been a joy to watch this season and an inspiration to so many young players that can learn from his sheer will and effort that you can overcome a whole lot if you give it your all. He came up short but the man is a winner. Fingers crossed it all comes together and hes back in Toronto. 4. 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He did an outstanding job this year and when I reflect over the three year period he has been consistent and stayed true to his core beliefs which I truly respect. He led a team this year that had many limitations (as we could all plainly see in this Series) to 48 wins, an Atlantic Division title and came up a bit short to a much more experienced, talented and deeper Nets team. Yes - Were all bitterly disappointed in the loss of this series yet when you take time to reflect, this organization has a true leader who is bright, steady and wont be out-worked by anyone. When I evaluate a coach, I always point to year three as my barometer of where you truly judge them. Theyve had more than enough time to get things the way they want and now you want to see that vision unfold before you. He has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt in my mind that hes more than deserving of being the head coach of the Raptors and when I evaluate him against his peers Im quite impressed. As a former coach, I think I have a pretty decent feel when I compare/contrast coaches strengths/weaknesses and when I look at coach Casey I see a man who has rolled up his sleeves, paid his dues and is truly a right fit for the task of the challenges that lie ahead for the organization. Hes a coachs coach and I can tell you flat out that the men in his profession not only truly like him but all respect him tremendously. Happy for his success. Good man. Good things do truly happen for good people. ' ' '