Just when you thought things couldn’t get more interesting for the Jacksonville Jaguars — a franchise who has captured the attention of the entire nation with their decision to sit the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, quarterback Blake Bortles behind the incumbent in Chad Henne — they have.
Jax Tactical Guns, a Jacksonville Beach gun shop, has put a coupon offer in the ‘Teal Deals’ booklet that is mailed to season ticket holders each and every season. The coupon offers a $59 class that lasts two-and-a-half hours and is required for anyone looking for a conceal weapons permit, for just $25.
The store’s owner says it has been a very successful promotion that they’ve been doing for ‘several years’.
Now, that offer is drawing ire and mockery left and right, all while raising eyebrows and drawing nothing but criticism.
A North Carolina Radio Station, 105.9 FM The Mountain, made it their top item on the ‘Daily Dumbass Report’ that was published on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
With Justin Blackmon a total wild card, personal issues sidelining Ace Sanders, and Cecil Shorts III missing time with injury, the Jaguars’ depth chart at wide receiver is being rebuilt entirely from scratch this preseason.
One would have hoped that second-round draft pick Marquise Lee had seized a first-string role by force. With seven catches for 37 yards, and a touchdown, Lee has been a helpful but not overwhelming part of the Jaguars’ offense.
Perhaps one reason that Lee hasn’t produced incredible statistics as of yet is his lack of great timing with the Jacksonville quarterbacks. In last week’s preseason game against Detroit, apparent miscommunication between Lee and Blake Bortles forced the Jaguars to scuttle their first play of the second half.
The Jaguars line up with Lee in the slot on the right side:
At the snap, with no Detroit Lions in the immediate vicinity, Bortles immediately looks to throw a quick checkdown to Lee. (A sensible playcall: the Jaguars were backed up against the endzo
If any preseason game actually “matters,” it’s the ones that transpired this past weekend. They were the dress rehearsals for each team, when they let their starters play most of the first half and sometimes into the second. So it provided the best glimpse yet at who is, and who isn’t, ready to go in 2014.
What players were at each extreme of the spectrum this week? To see the “Heroes and Goats” from preseason Week 3, CLICK HERE.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars reduced their roster to the league-mandated limit of 75 players Tuesday by moving rookie defensive back Aaron Colvin from the active/non-football injury list to the reserve/non-football injury list.
The move was not unexpected, considering the fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma is still in the process of coming back from a torn ACL in January while playing for the Jaguars coaching staff at the Senior Bowl. For that matter, none of the moves they have made since training camp started July 25 qualified as bolts that came out of the blue.
Some tougher calls will need to be made in paring the roster to 53 between their final preseason game Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons and Saturday’s 4 p.m. deadline. But in contrast to last year, when free safety Winston Guy and guard/center Jacques McClendon were among several players claimed off waivers from other teams, the Jaguars appear less likely to replenish their roster with castoff…
The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking for ways to reward their season ticket holders. The Teal Deals promotion gives season ticket holders deals around the city and in the stadium. One deal that I’m sure the city will love is the one where they can get half off on a concealed weapons permit. If you don’t believe me, take a look for yourself. [KSK via @****************] Only in Florida would a team offer a deal like this. I’m sure the Jags will have some people sign up just for this deal. Related posts: Ryan Braun is reportedly calling Brewers season ticket holders to apologize The Jacksonville Jaguars are offering free beer if you buy a ticket to Sunday’s game The Miami Marlins are threatening to sue season ticket holders that are complaining about their view
It’s pretty obvious to anyone who has watched rookie quarterback Blake Bortles play this preseason that he’s ready to start in the NFL. The Jacksonville Jaguars made him the number three overall pick in the draft for a reason, so why aren’t they starting him?
Head coach Gus Bradley was asked that very question by Peter King of Sports Illustrated. Here’s what he had to say:
So… experience? Whatever dude.
For now Jags fans will just have to accept that, but if Henne runs into any trouble Bradley shouldn’t be surprised to find a mutiny on his hands.
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In 2011, after Peyton Manning needed neck surgery, the Indianapolis Colts tanked for Andrew Luck. In 2014, the Jacksonville Jaguars, who drafted their quarterback of the future in Blake Bortles, are tanking for some unknown reason. Before you get on me about the title of this article, anyone who has seen the Jaguars’ games in the preseason knows and understands why Blake Bortles should be the Week 1 starter against the Eagles.
The team recently named veteran Chad Henne the starter in a big Week 1 road game against the Philadelphia Eagles.…
Jaguars wideout Cecil Shorts has 121 catches and 10 TDs over the last two seasons – certainly not a WR1 in fantasy football, but no slouch, either. Shorts’ Jaguars have been among the league’s laughingstocks in recent years, but showed the second half of 2013 that they might be headed in the right direction.
Now the remaining question is what role does Shorts play as the Jags continue their efforts at a turnaround? Does he become the top target while rookies learn and Justin Blackmon tries to convince the league to reinstate him? Or do rookies Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson usurp his looks?
Cecil Shorts made his preseason debut on Friday against the Lions. I’m hoping his absence due to a hamstring injury is what’s been keeping his ADP depressed—but if not, it’s a buying opportunity for those paying attention. Sure, the Jacksonville passing game isn’t going to be mistaken for the 2013 Denver Broncos, but that hasn’t stopped Shorts from being …
JAG-ri-culture!You know what my fantasy is?#453620146 / gettyimages.comMy fantasy is that someday the Jags are actually a fantasy preview that someone clicks on with any sense of urgency and interest whatsoever. There have been years in the past where the Jags provided not one but two solid Fantasy RB options with MJD and Fred Taylor. 2014 is the first year in over a decade where neither of those backs is on the roster. The man who steps in is none other than the white knight known as Toby Gerhart! Seriously though, doesn’t that sound like a member of King Arthur’s court, or someone out to slay a Lannister? Sir Toby Gerhart is here, my Lord.Gerhart steps into a starting role after years of being that first priority waiver wire pickup whichever week Adrian Peterson inevitably hit the DL. Gerhart produced in his role as backup, reminding everyone why he was a force to be reckoned with in college and a guy who was initially pegged as a potential NFL starter before getting drafted by a team who, lets fac
As of Sunday 8/24 8PM ET, Per NFL transaction wire, NFL.com: All teams down to 75 by Tue. 4PM ET: CB Mike Harris, WR Ramses Barden, LB Allen Bradford, G Antoine Caldwell, LB Josh Hull, RB Harvey Unga, S Joe Young, C Patrick Lewis, DT David Carter, LS Charley Hughlett, WR Kenny Shaw
It has become the mantra no one in Jacksonville wants to hear, but appears to be the company line in terms of who opens the 2014 NFL season behind center.“Chad Henne is our starter.”At the beginning of the offseason, it seemed like a good idea. Re-sign the veteran to lead the offense, draft a rookie and let him develop. The Jaguars did just that, but the results were not what team general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley had in mind. Now, dare we say it, there is thing called a quarterback controversy in of all places Jacksonville, which honestly could mean the difference in five and seven wins this season. And all the while, the corporate stance is the clock manager is starting instead of the rookie who has progressed with each preseason contest.For some reason, I am scratching my head at this one and wondering what the Jaguars are so afraid of?I got the answer I was looking for while reading over the Jaguars website, Jaguars.com. Within moments, it made sense. Whil…
Although the team is still looking for answers on the offensive line, the team got back to work on Sunday. The Jaguars also announced they had made cuts in an effort to get the roster down to 75 before the middle of the week.According to Jaguars.com, Mike Harris, a cornerback who played extensively in the team’s nickel packages the last two seasons, was among 11 players released by the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon.The Jaguars’ roster now stands at 79 players, with four more moves needed to reach the league limit of 75 players by Tuesday, August 26 at 4 p.m. EDT.“It’s always a tough time – it’s just difficult,” Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said Sunday afternoon, adding that he spoke to each player released.The Jaguars also released seven other players with NFL experience Sunday: wide receiver Ramses Barden, linebacker Allen Bradford, guard/center Antoine Caldwell, linebacker Josh Hull, running back Harvey Unga, safety Joe Young and center Patrick Lewis.The Jaguars also waived/injure…
Come 4:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, all 32 NFL teams must have trimmed their roster from 90 players to 75 players. Following suit of the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions, the Jacksonville Jaguars have made a slew of roster cuts.
Defensive tackle David Carter was waived/injured after suffering a leg injury of some sort in Friday’s game against the Lions. Eight other veterans were waived as well:
Cornerback Mike Harris
Wide Receiver Ramses Barden
Linebacker Allen Bradford
Offensive Guard Antoine Caldwell
Linebacker Josh Hull
Fullback Harvey Unga
Safety Joe Young
Center Patrick Lewis
“This is always a tough day when you have to make these decisions. We appreciate all the work these men did into the building of our team. They came to practice every day and competed. We wish them nothing but the best in the future.” – GM David Caldwell
Two rookies also got some bad news on Sunday, long snapper Charley Hughlett and wide receiver Kenny Shaw have also been released.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars released 11 players today and there were no real surprises here. The team did let Kenny Shaw go. Shaw was part of the Seminoles National Championship team in 2013. @ryanohalloran: #Jaguars waive 11 players … Ramses Barden, Allen Bradford, Antoine Caldwell, David Carter (injured), … @ryanohalloran: … Mike Harris, Charley Hughlett, @ryanohalloran: […]
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On Friday night Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles played in his third NFL game, and for the third straight time he looked nothing like a rookie. Facing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field, Bortles was once again the most impressive player under center for the Jags. For the game Bortles finished with 158 passing yards, a touchdown, and a passer rating of 109.4.
Even though Chad Henne has already been named the Jags’ Week 1 starter, it’s clear that the excitement around Bortles was not all hype.
You know that you’ve really arrived when people start making memes out of you. In this awesome photo one fan gave Bortles the Mortal Kombat treatment. Check it out:
Fantastic. Welcome to the NFL, rookie.
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