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Jaguars Notebook: What They Learned From Sunday

It is almost impossible to find a silver lining in the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Every facet of the contest was dominated by the home team and left the younger, inexperienced visitors looking for more answers.The Jaguars now prepare for Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants having lost 10 games for the third straight year.Here is what the Jaguars learned from the loss and what lies ahead for the next five weeks, according to jaguars.com.1. The offense has issues. We’ll start there because to start anywhere else would be to ignore the obvious. The Jaguars lost 12 yards in the third quarter on Sunday and had just 194 yards overall. Most harmful was they had too many scoring opportunities when they came up empty. There are a lot of reasons the Jaguars are struggling offensively. A lot of legitimate reasons. But no question it’s happening.2. Youth is still a reason for those issues. A rookie quarterback. Rookie wide receivers. Rookie of…

Jacksonville Jaguars current confidence level from national media is eye opening

It’s crunch time. That’s the best way to describe mid-November games in the NFL, contests that will ultimately start to thin the herd of playoff contenders, narrowing the field to those teams truly capable of making the postseason and leaving the pretenders exposed for the football world to see.
What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions help provide an answer.
12 weeks into the 2014 season, here’s where each team stands, including an updated “confidence level” showing how the editors of cover32 feel about every franchise at the moment:

AFC EAST
Buffalo Bills – There are plenty of reasons why the Bills should perform poorly tonight; after all, they’ve had one of the most bizarre preparation weeks in NFL history, unable to get to their practice facility due to the Buffalo blizzard, having to travel to Detroit for their “home” game against the Jets and playing an early Monday-night affair. But if they’re resilient, a win gets them right back into the AFC wild card

TY Hilton touchdown celebration a tribute to newborn baby (Video)

After T.Y. Hilton scored on a 73-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he celebrated in an unexpected way. Rather than spike the ball like many players, Hilton cradled the ball like a baby and caressed it. It was certainly an odd celebration, but it made sense. Hilton’s wife, Shantrell, gave…Read More

WATCH: Chris Clemons accidentally knocks ref’s hat off

In light of how the referees have reacted in recent weeks to incidental contact it is a little surprising that the Jaguars did not lose Chris Clemons for the game after he accidentally knocked the refs hat off.It will not be shocking to see him get fined later in the week though…

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Ouch! Referee pays the price for Chris Clemons’ enthusiasm

You can’t blame Chris Clemons for being fired up.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were underdogs heading into Indianapolis to play the Colts on Sunday, so any breaks that go their way are very much apperciated. The Jags got one in the first half, when the Colts fumbled.
Clemons — the Jags defensive end — was so pumped he aggressively signaled it was Jacksonville ball with his left arm while jogging off the field:
And of course, he didn’t see the ref there and smacked him in the head, which knocked his hat off. At least Clemons stopped to make sure the man was OK.
 

WATCH: Jacksonville Jaguars DE Chris Clemons knocks NFL referee’s hat off

The NFL has been cracking down on defensive holding and pass interference penalties alot this season. Maybe it’s time that defensive players started fighting back. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons knows what I’m talking about.
Clemons knocked an NFL referee’s hat early today while playing against the Colts. Check it out:

 
Purely an accident? Or a message to the NFL to start respecting the defense? We may never know. Either way, I’m all for it.
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Jaguars Injury Report: Blake Bortles, Chris Clemons, Josh Evans

The Jacksonville Jaguars are facing off with the division leading Indianapolis Colts this week. The Jaguars got some much needed positive news with several key players being listed as probable.  Starting quarterback Blake Bortles is likely to start despite struggling with a left wrist injury. Bortles was a full participant all week and only a game day set back would jeopardize his status. #453359660 / gettyimages.com On the defensive side of the ball, the Jaguars can expect to see defensive-end Chris Clemons and safety Josh Evans on the field Sunday.  Both players were full participants in practice this week and they will be needed to bolster a defense ranked twenty-sixth against the pass.  The Jaguars’ defense was torched by the Colts in their first match up this season, but the addition of Clemons and Evans makes the defense the healthiest it’s been in recent weeks. Like what you’re reading? Subscribe to our email list for daily injury updates! Email Address Follow @sprtsinjryaler

Jacksonville Jaguars bold predictions, NFL coaches who will be fired, Stafford’s fine GF

We’re essentially two-thirds of the way through the NFL season (nooooooo) and we know who the contenders are and who’s now focused on where they’ll pick in the draft. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from this past week to catch you up on anything you might have missed. Soak up Week 12!
National Columns
• Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after Week 11 (READ)
• QB Ratings: Ranking every starting NFL quarterback heading into Week 12 (READ)
• Fab Five: The best games on the NFL slate in Week 12 (READ)
• Ten NFL head coaches who would be fired if the season ended today (READ)
• Five bold predictions for Week 12 in the NFL (READ)
• Matthew Stafford’s fiancée has a classy, but gorgeous must see Instagram (READ)
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Jacksonville Jaguars fans would be wise to monitor these wild Week 12 bold predictions

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin.
But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday.
So with that thought in mind, here are five bold predictions for Week 12 in the NFL:
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5. Lovie Smith and Josh McCown get revenge
Two former Bears will triumphantly return to Chicago
During his nine seasons as the head coach of the Bears, Smith posted a .563 winning percentage, won the NFC North three times and led Chicago to Super Bowl XLI. But that wasn’t enough to earn a 10th year in the Windy City. Last season, McCown won three out of five starts in relief of Jay Cutler, keeping the Bears season on track; he was shown the door during the offseason. On Sunday, the two castoffs will get their revenge, beating the Bears at

Throwback Thursday: Watch Maurice Jones-Drew in his prime with the Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars are 1-9 and are the consensus worst team in the National Football League.
At times like this it’s helpful to remember that the Jaguars were not always bad, therefore they may one day again be not quite so terrible. Check out this highlight reel of Maurice Jones-Drew doing work in his prime for the Jags:

See?
Now it doesn’t seem so bad does it?
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Jacksonville Jaguars would fire Gus Bradley if the season ended today

If the NFL season ended right now, with most teams having played 10 games, the playoff match-ups would be interesting. Some of the usual suspects (New England and Denver) would be taking part, while some preseason contenders (Seattle and San Francisco) would be on the outside looking in. Some surprise teams (Detroit and Kansas City) would be playing, while others (Miami and Buffalo) will have faded out of the picture.
How it all plays out across the next six weeks will determine how franchises move forward. Will they rebuild or reload? Will they make wholesale changes or just tinker? And will the coaching staff remain intact?
That last question is the big one, as plenty of head coaches are in a situation where their job depends on making the playoffs. Some would be safe right now (see John Fox, Mike Smith and Marvin Lewis), but plenty would be in jeopardy.
With that in mind, here are 10 NFL head coaches who would be fired if the season ended today:
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10. Jeff Fisher
At some point, Fisher’s teams have to

Jaguars: Where Do We Go From Here?

First off, Jacksonville is awaiting the status of right guard Brandon Linder (shoulder), right tackle Austin Pasztor (hamstring but also an eye issue that we’ll cover below), middle linebacker Jeremiah George (high ankle in the Cincinnati game that looks likely it will keep him out this week), and rookie receiver Allen Hurns (concussion in the Dallas game that he has to pass the league’s protocol on in order to play).All are key, is depth is limited, and Hurns in particular is replacing Allen Robinson, who fractured his foot against the Cowboys and is on Injured Reserve, out for the rest of the season. Khari Fortt, recently signed from Cincinnati’s practice squad, is working into the linebacker rotation in J.T. Thomas’ normal spot, as Thomas is back at MLB for as long as George is out. Other moves during the break include CB Peyton Thompson being released but re-signed to the practice squad after clearing waivers; Lou Young being released from the PS for Thompson, and Mike Flacco (brother of R

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles’ newest, eye opening quarterback ranking

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux.
Ten weeks into the 2014 season, here’s how the starting quarterbacks in the NFL shake out:
1. Tom Brady – In the battle of old veteran vs. young gun, Brady proved that he’s still atop the mountain. (LW: 1)
2. Aaron Rodgers - Right now, Rodgers is putting on a clinic every time he takes the field at Lambeau; now, let’s see it on the road. (LW: 3)
3. Peyton Manning – Manning is coming off of his worst performance as a Bronco; he needs a bounce-back game this week. (LW: 2)
4. Andrew Luck – Luck didn’t get much help against the Patriots, which proved he can’t carry Indy by himself. (LW: 4)
5. Tony Romo – A week o

Dwayne Gratz apologizes for arrest, disputes allegation he tried to pay in gum

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz reportedly apologized for his arrest early Sunday morning, but apparently disputed the most notably embarrassing aspect of his being collared by Miami police. Gratz was arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication and trespassing related to an unfortunate incident that occurred inside a Miami Beach store that occurred during the team’s…Read More
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Jacksonville Jaguars Week 12 showdown circled as top NFL game to watch?

It’s hard to believe that calendar has already reached mid-November, with only six weeks left in the NFL regular season. That means it’s stretch time, as every game takes on added implications.
It also means that the NFL landscape looks different than most people would have predicted. Just one week before Thanksgiving, there are a slew of big games involving teams that have playoff aspirations.
With that as the backdrop, here are the “Fab Five” – the best games on the docket – for Week 12:

GAME NO. 5
Two big AFC North vs. NFC South games loom this week
Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons | Sunday at 1:00 p.m. – Go ahead and throw the Monday night game between Baltimore and New Orleans into this same group, as they’re essentially the exact same game, pitting an NFC South team trying to close in on .500 to take control of that division and an up-and-down AFC North squad hoping to keep pace with the 7-4 Steelers in that division. Both contests have playoff implications.

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