Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars reportedly hire Nathaniel Hackett as quarterbacks coach

The Jacksonville Jaguars are adding another former Buffalo Bills coach to their staff.
Nathaniel Hackett has been hired to become the Jaguars quarterbacks coach, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Jaguars have not announced the move.
He replaces Frank Scelfo, who will remain on Gus Bradley’s staff in another capacity
Hackett spent the past two seasons as Buffalo’s offensive coordinator. He follows his former Bills boss Doug Marrone, who was hired last week as the Jaguars assistant head coach and offensive line coach.
Marrone abruptly quit the Bills on Dec. 31 by exercising an opt-out clause in his contract.
Hackett was not retained by Rex Ryan, who replaced Marrone in Buffalo. Hackett had been a candidate to replace Brian Schottenheimer as the St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator before pulling his name out of the running on Wednesday.
He is the son of Paul Hackett, who had an exten…

Jaguars reportedly hire Nathaniel Hackett as quarterbacks coach

The Jacksonville Jaguars are adding another former Buffalo Bills coach to their staff.
Nathaniel Hackett has been hired to become the Jaguars quarterbacks coach, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Jaguars have not announced the move.
He replaces Frank Scelfo, who will remain on Gus Bradley’s staff in another capacity
Hackett spent the past two seasons as Buffalo’s offensive coordinator. He follows his former Bills boss Doug Marrone, who was hired last week as the Jaguars assistant head coach and offensive line coach.
Marrone abruptly quit the Bills on Dec. 31 by exercising an opt-out clause in his contract.
Hackett was not retained by Rex Ryan, who replaced Marrone in Buffalo. Hackett had been a candidate to replace Brian Schottenheimer as the St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator before pulling his name out of the running on Wednesday.
He is the son of Paul Hackett, who had an exten…

Microsoft Surface, iPad…..it’s all the same Super Bowl **** to Mike Francesa

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Jaguars hire Kelly Skipper as running backs coach

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former Oakland Raiders running backs coach Kelly Skipper to the same position and parted ways with Terry Richardson.
Skipper spent the previous eight seasons with the Raiders, the last six as running backs coach and two as tight ends coach.
He worked in Oakland alongside new Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson, who was given leeway to make changes after taking over last week.
Skipper has 26 years of coaching experience, including 18 at the collegiate level. He spent time at Washington State (2003-06), UCLA (1998-2002) and at his alma mater, Fresno State (1989-97).
The Jaguars are counting on him to help improve a running game that ranked 21st in the NFL in 2014 and 31st the year before.

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Jaguars announce Kelly Skipper as assistant coach in charge of running backs

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Tuesday they have hired Kelly Skipper as an assistant coach to work with their running backs.
Skipper, who spent the previous six seasons as a running backs coach with the Oakland Raiders, replaces Terry Richardson. His hiring comes a week after the Jaguars named Doug Marrone an assistant head coach and offensive line coach and Greg Olson as their offensive coordinator.
The Jaguars improved from ranking 31st in the NFL in rushing in 2013 to 21st last season, although Denard Robinson’s 582 yards represented the third-lowest total for a team leader in the franchise’s 20-year history.
Skipper came to the Raiders in 2007 as their tight ends coach and became their running backs coach two years later. He also has 18 years of experience as an assistant coach in college at Fresno State, UCLA and Washington State.
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Justin Blackmon: Could He Return to Jaguars in 2015?

Now that the NFL is looking into allegations that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon violated the league’s substance abuse policy again, the fans and media here in Jacksonville are beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel regarding troubled wide receiver Justin Blackmon.Blackmon, the fifth overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft has been out of action for the past year for violating the same policy with the league. Now, there is a belief the star player could see the field in 2015 and have his suspension reinstated.According to Mike Wilkening of ProFootballTalk.com, PFT’s Mike Florio has confirmed Gordon is in line for a one-year ban for a violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.A source tells Florio that Gordon tested positive for alcohol. Moreover, a source tells Florio that Gordon’s suspension looks to be a “done deal,” with a reversal of the ban not expected. As Florio notes, Gordon is subject to alcohol testing because of his July 2014 DWI arrest.The B…

Position review: QB Bortles takes his lumps in rookie season with Jags

In a perfect world, the Jacksonville Jaguars would have let rookie quarterback Blake Bortles spend his first season refining his mechanics in practice situations while watching Chad Henne from the sidelines on Sundays.
Instead, a perfect storm thrust the No. 3 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft into a starting role from which there appears to be no turning back.
When Henne was sacked a franchise-record 10 times in Week 2 at Washington, a game which led to the release two days later of right tackle Cameron Bradfield, it raised questions about how long the seven-year veteran, not known for his mobility, would last. In their home opener the following week, the Jaguars trailed the Indianapolis Colts 30-0 after a first half in which Henne was sacked three more times and completed only four passes.
Bortles, only the second quarterback from UCF to be drafted in the school’s history (Daunte Culpepper being the other), took over to begin the third quarter. Henne never took another snap the rest of t…

Jacksonville Jaguars 2015 NFL Mock Draft (1.0) – 7 Rounds

The Jacksonville Jaguars are in terrific position this offseason to really take the next step towards being relevant. They have what many believe to be a franchise quarterback, if Justin Blackmon is reinstated then they are packed to the gills at receiver, they have a couple of nice pieces on their offensive line, and now they have the No. 3 overall pick.The Jaguars are only a couple of pieces away on offense from being a consistent unit, so this mock draft wound up being (unintentionally) heavy on defense, but if the shoe fits…With that being said, with the third pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select…Round 1, Pick 3Team Needs: Offensive Tackle, Pass Rusher, Secondary, Running Back, Defensive Tackle, LinebackerThe Pick: Randy Gregory | Edge Player | NebraskaMeasurements: 6’6”, 240lbs2014 Stat Line: 50 tackles (10 for loss), 7.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 passes defendedThe Jaguars miss out on defensive lineman Leonard Williams here, but they get an edge rusher to put into the mix n

What would the Jacksonville Jaguars need to contend for a Super Bowl appearance?

This Sunday the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will meet in the Super Bowl. They’re the top two seeds from their respective conferences and many people (present company included) predicted they would play in this year’s big game.
But what about the rest of the league? Should we just assume that the Seahawks and Patriots are the best in the league and nobody else had a chance to get this far?
According to ESPN, that’s not the case. In fact, they’ve come up with a formula in conjunction with Pro Football Focus that determines how many pieces a team needs to become a legitimate Super Bowl contender.
So how far are the lowly 3-13 Jacksonville Jaguars from the ultimate prize?

.@MarcedesLewis89 says OC Olson will make a “huge impact.”

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— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) January 23, 2015

Bad news: they need more help than any other team in the NFL. According to the formula, the Jaguars would need 13 above-average replacements to get it d

Blake Bortles Already Porking Up This Offseason

 
Someone has a one-way ticket to Bloat City on the Draft Beer Airlines and Blake Bortles is holding the ticket. It’s January 26 and it looks like Bortles wasted little time packing on the offseason pounds. Look at those shirt buttons. Two are struggling to hang on. That chin. The bloat. He’s listed at 6-5, 232. From what I can see it seems Biggin’ was about 250 this weekend when he was spotted at a Jacksonville Beach bar.
You seem to be looking at one of the sneaky NFL QBs who is about to have a fun offseason. He doesn’t have old girlfriend Lindsey Duke around wanting to do dumb couples things. Bortles can go to the bar on a Saturday night if he wants to. Things are about to get real fun for this guy. The Jags went 3-13 and the fans love the guy. He’s in a perfect situation.
 

Just ran into @Jaguars QB Blake Bortles in JAX Beach. pic.twitter.com/24R92cqX26
— Andrew Gibson (@1010XLAG) January 24, 2015

Ashley and i with jax QB Blake Bortles SO THERES THAT pic.twitter.com/aZ1iCuovD8
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Stop Me When This Sounds Familiar

The Jacksonville Jaguars brought in eight candidates to interview for their vacant offensive coordinator position. Greg Roman, formerly of San Francisco, decided to join Rex Ryan in Buffalo. Marc Trestman was not considered a long term candidate for the job, however given his desire to become a head coach again. Trestman joined the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday morning. Kirby Wilson, the Minnesota Vikings’ running backs coach spent many years in Pittsburgh (working with Le’Veon Bell and Rashard Mendenhall) was third and no decision had been made by either party as the team wanted to “cast a wide net” in the words of coach Gus Bradley.The fourth interview went to Doug Marrone last week, who opted out of his contract with the Buffalo Bills due to “philosophical differences” in how personnel should have been acquired. Attending this interview was Cowboys offensive line coach and coordinator Bill Callahan. Interestingly, Marrone was the candidate interviewed for line coach, and Callahan the one for offensive coordinat

Jaguars keep replaced coach with cancer under contract

With the addition of Doug Marrone to the Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff — the former Bills head coach was named assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tuesday — the team now has a glut of men charged with coaching the offensive line. Along with Marrone, the Jaguars also have Luke Butkus, who coached the O-line in…Read More
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Jaguars hire Greg Olson as offensive coordinator

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ three-week search for a new offensive coordinator ended Wednesday when the team announced the hiring of Greg Olson, who had been their quarterbacks coach in 2012 before becoming an offensive coordinator with the Oakland Raiders.
Olson, 51, replaces Jedd Fisch, who was fired Dec. 30 after a season where the Jaguars scored the fewest points (249) and offensive touchdowns (24) in the NFL.
Olson becomes the Jaguars’ fourth offensive coordinator in the last five seasons. He was in Jacksonville last Thursday to interview with head coach Gus Bradley, who is currently in Mobile, Alabama, coaching the Senior Bowl.
High on Olson’s list of priorities will be developing quarterback Blake Bortles, the third player taken overall in last year’s draft. Bortles struggled during a considerable portion of his 13 starts — he was sacked 55 times and threw 17 interceptions  as the Jaguars went 3-10 with him running the offense. He never threw for more than 194 yards in any of t…

Jaguars hire Greg Olson as offensive coordinator

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Greg Olson as offensive coordinator.
Olson spent the past two seasons as Oakland’s offensive coordinator. That followed a one-year stint as Jacksonville’s assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach.
Coach Mike Mularkey, Olson and several other assistant were fired after a 2-14 season.
Olson replaces Jedd Fisch, who was fired after two lackluster seasons in which the Jaguars were ranked at or near the bottom of the NFL in nearly every offensive category.
The Raiders weren’t much better under Olson’s direction. Oakland ranked last in total offense this past season, finishing 32nd in rushing and 26th in passing. But rookie quarterback Derek Carr threw for 3,270 yards, with 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The Raiders ranked 23rd in total offense in 2013.

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Doug Marrone Opted Out of Bills Contract to Become Jaguars Offensive Line Coach?

In a clear sign that things were not going too swimmingly in Buffalo as the Bills head coach, Doug Marrone has indeed moved on to the Jacksonville Jaguars as the team’s offensive line coach. 
This news comes three weeks after Marrone left a $4 million contract for the 2015 season on the table by opting out of his contract in Buffalo. There had been league-wide speculation that the head coach had major issues with Buffalo’s front office, a situation that came to a head when he decided to part ways via a loophole in his contract.
In addition to his role as the Jaguars offensive line coach, Marrone will serve as Gus Bradley’s assistant head coach. While that title adds something to this move, it still has to be seen as a clear demotion for the former Bills head coach.
It could also be an indication that Marrone thought he would get substantial play as a head coach on the open market. With news that the Atlanta Falcons are going to hire Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, all the head coachin