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Blake Bortles will start next week

Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley announced after Sunday’s loss that rookie Blake Bortles will start at quarterback next week after relieving Chad Henne.
Blake Bortles will start at San Diego next week, per Jaguars coach Gus Bradley.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) September 21, 2014

Smart move. Bortles looked calm and collected in the pocket. I think it was obvious in the preseason that he’s ready.

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Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles Tosses Two TDs in Regular Season Debut; Channels Dan Marino for TD No. 2

If the Jacksonville Jaguars know what’s good for them the Blake Bortles will officially start after practice Monday or Tuesday when some reporter asks Gus Bradley who is going to start at quarterback. Yes, he did look like a rookie at times, but he also managed to do something that Chad Henne could not for the last six quarters of play.He moved the chains.via Bleacher ReportRead more »

Jaguars announce Blake Bortles will start Week 4

The Blake Bortles era is underway in Jacksonville. Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley announced after the team’s 44-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday that rookie quarterback Blake Bortles will be the starter.
HC Gus confirms @BBortles5 will be the #Jaguars‘ starting QB going forward. More to follow on http://t.co/Uf6xr5z7rg — Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) September 21, 2014
Bortles entered the game in relief of quarterback Chad Henne. It was Bortles’ first action in a regular season game. Despite a big loss at the hands of the Colts, Bortles provided a bright spot and a spark for Jacksonville. Bortles completed 14 of his 24 pass attempts for 223 yards. The rookie threw two interceptions, but also threw his first two touchdown passes of his career. It appears Jacksonville won’t be going to Bortles for just a week or on a trial basis. It is his job going forward. The Jaguars had said previously they’d like to give Bortles a red shirt year, to learn behind Henne. But Bortles, the No. 3 pick

Jaguars Name Blake Bortles Starting Quarterback

Blake Bortles was met with loads of excitement from the stands at Ever Bank Stadium on Sunday when he made his NFL debut at the start of the second half with the Jacksonville Jaguars trailing the Indianapolis Colts 30-0. The No. 3 overall pick from the 2014 NFL Draft threw a pair of interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), but he also led two touchdown drives and injected life into Jacksonville’s stagnant offense. Bortles finished the day 14-of-24 for 223 yards and added 30 yards on two scrambles to go along with the aforementioned two TDs and two INTs. After the game, head coach Gus Bradley said the Jags will move forward with Bortles under center. Photo Credit: Jaguars.com Stay tuned to GridironGrit.com for updated news and analysis on the NFL and College Football and more. Also follow @_MichaelGartman on Twitter and be sure to ‘like’ Gridiron Grit on Facebook.

Jaguars bench Chad Henne for Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles is finally getting his chance. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley has seen enough of Chad Henne. After seeing his 0-2 Jaguars trail 30-0 at the half to the Indianapolis Colts, Bradley made his move benching Henne in favor of 2014 3rd overall pick Blake Bortles. Bortles played the entire 2nd half completing 14/24 passes for 233 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. Jacksonville lost the game 44-17. Afterwards, Bradley announced that Bortles will get his first career start next week when the Jaguars take on the Chargers. Jaguars HC Gus Bradley announced QB Blake Bortles will start next week. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2014 The Jaguars had been adamant all training camp and pre-season long that Bortles would ride the bench for the duration of his rookie season. Clearly, Gus Bradley’s patience ran thin, and Borltes will take over after just 3 games. This just goes to show you that no plan is ever set in stone. The post Jacksonville Jagaurs: …

The Indianapolis Colts trample the Jacksonville Jaguars

Both teams entered the day 0-2, but that was the only thing the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars had in common. The Colts swept the series last season, winning each game in a route. The Colts would start off where they finished last season.
The Colts trampled the Jaguars this afternoon 44-17, behind 530 yards of offense for the Colts. Andrew Luck finished the day with 370 yards and four touchdowns through the air, and for the second straight week the Colts finished with over 100 yards rushing.
The Colts scored on every possession in the first half, and went into the lockerroom up 30-0. At one point in the first half the Colts had 15 first downs, to the Jaguars 1. T.Y. Hilton lead the Colts in receiving with 5 catches for 80 yards, but left with an ankle injuury and did not return. Rookie Donte Moncrief had his best game to-date with 4 catches for 55 yards, including a beauty in the third quarter that set the Colts up at the one yard line.
At halftime, Gus Bradley made the…

Jaguars bench Henne in favor of Bortles

After going down 30-0 to the Colts, the Jaguars benched quarterback Chad Henne in favor of Blake Bortles, who completed his first NFL pass.

Jaguars are currently down 37-3.

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VIDEO: Jacksonville Jaguars Fans Chant ‘We Want Bortles’

Jacksonville Jaguars fans chant “we want Bortles” during Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Maurice Jones-Drew reportedly not expected to play today

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Raiders don’t expect Maurice Jones-Drew to play against the Patriots today.
The #Raiders are not expecting to have RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) today vs. #Patriots, I’m told. Will be Darren McFadden & Latavius Murray
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2014

McFadden ran the ball pretty well against the Texans last week.

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Jacksonville Jaguars promote Kerry Taylor from practice squad

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock somewhere on Jupiter for the last several weeks with no wifi access, the Jacksonville Jaguars are pretty thin at wide receiver.
As a result of injuries, suspensions, and general boneheadedness, the position is not looking good heading into Week 3.
The good news is that help is on the way… sort of.
Today the Jaguars announced that they have promoted Kerry Taylor from the practice squad and signed him to a deal:
#Jaguars sign WR @KerryTaylor15 to 53-man roster.

PRESS RELEASE: http://t.co/TPjZSpGKo7 pic.twitter.com/A3BQccDxdP
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) September 20, 2014

Taylor has bounced around alot in the NFL, having played for six teams already. He has 22 career receptions.
Sure. That’ll solve all your problems.
 
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The NFL is wading through some tough times.  It seems as though every headline is about a player being arrested or suspended.  We need to get back to discussing the actual games and debating who the elite QB’s are (totally kidding, this is a terrible topic that never has a true answer).  Either way, I believe that Week 3 of the NFL season will get us back on track and prove to be a great week of football.  Tampa Bay got destroyed last night by Atlanta as Devin Hester broke the NFL record for most returns for a TD in NFL history.  See, this is what we need.  Actual football stories!  This weekend gives us a Super Bowl rematch as Denver takes on Seattle, an intriguing NFC North matchup between the Packers and Lions, and a Sunday night slugfest between Pittsburgh and Carolina.  And, then we have Jacksonville….
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Jacksonville Jaguars team letter warns fans not to “stand excessively”

So this is stupid.
After watching their team start the season 0-2 and witnessing every wide receiver on the planet get injured or go to pot, fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars certainly don’t have much to cheer about, let alone give a standing ovation for.
But just in case you’re in the standing ovation kind of mood at EverBank Field, you might want to reconsider.
In a letter sent to season ticket holders, the Jaguars are discouraging fans from standing excessively. No, really:
via barstoolsports.com
 
The message reads in part:
“The Jaguars have received multiple reports of individuals standing excessively without respect to other fans in the area. To be courteous to fans around you when you are standing and cheering for the team, we ask that you please stand with the flow of the game, making sure not to block aisles or prevent the flow of traffic…”
I’m just going to go out on a limb here and guess that if any fans have been “standing excessively” so far this season, it’s because there are s

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Jaguars send fans letter asking them not to stand at games

The Jacksonville Jaguars don’t want their fans standing up excessively throughout their games. The team sent out a letter to season-ticket holders telling fans to not stand up so much at EverBank Field. “The Jaguars have received multiple reports of individuals standing excessively without respect to other fans in the area,” the letter read, via SB Nation’s Big Cat Country blog. “To be courteous to fans around you when you are standing and cheering for the team, we ask that you please stand with the flow of the game, making sure not to block aisles or prevent the flow of traffic.” Considering the Jaguars ranked 28th in attendance last year, it’s hard to believe that standing up at a Jaguars game could actually obstruct someone’s view of the game. And with the way the team has been playing over the last few years, one might actually be doing somebody a favor by blocking their view of another Chad Henne sack. That said, excessive standing seems to be a real problem at EverBank, and th…