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Jaguars “Bonus Monday”

After their win in London, the Jaguars bye week came at just the right time according to head coach Gus Bradley. Not just to recover from the trip to the UK, but to get more players healthy and look forward to the second half of the season. “Bonus Monday,” Bradley called it after practice. The […]

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Jaguars Bye Week: Honest Talk

There are some subtle changes to the bye week for the Jaguars players although Gus Bradley wouldn’t outline them specifically. He did say he didn’t “want guys to go home and run hill sprints with their personal trainers” but outside of that, stay out of trouble, clear your mind and be ready for the second […]

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Poll: Bradley Still Popular

Ignoring the noise was one of the goals last week as the Jaguars had lost four straight to fall to 1-5 including games against Indy, Tampa Bay and the Texans they could have, and probably should have won. There was a flood of sentiment on social media and elsewhere that Gus Bradley had to go […]

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Bradley Sees Good And Bad In Win

Of all the things Jaguars Coach Gus Bradley has said in the last few weeks about the Jaguars performance and lack of success, perhaps the most insightful has been about the “stage” the Jaguars are in at this point in their development. Bradley points at the double-digit losses in 2013 and 2014 and how the […]

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Beat Teams You’re Supposed To Beat: Jaguars Win In London

Settling into a routine for the London game seems to be the key for the Jaguars. The game has an “event” feel, much different than any other Sunday during the regular season. So when the Jaguars played terribly in the first quarter against Buffalo it wasn’t much of a surprise. The Bills were playing without […]

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Khan On Replacing Bradley: “It hasn’t crossed my mind.”

In a wide ranging interview with the Jacksonville media Saturday morning in London, Jaguars Owner Shad Khan addressed the Jaguars record, the future of Head Coach Gus Bradley and General Manager Dave Caldwell, playing more games overseas and the practice facility/Shipyards project among a variety of other topics. “Frankly, it’s never crossed my mind,” Khan […]

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Jaguars Long Day In London

It was a pretty large media contingent attending the Jaguars practice today at Allianz Park in London. Allianz Park is home to the Saracens Rugby Union Team of the Premier League in the UK. They’re the defending champions but since the Rugby World Cup is being contested here, they’ve moved the start of their season […]

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Jaguars Deal in London through 2020

It’s certainly no surprise that the Jaguars have extended their agreement to play one home game a year in London through 2020. It’s only a bit surprising that the new deal is not for longer. “Our interest in extending our agreement to play a home game each season in London is nothing new. So, we’re […]

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London Is A Jaguars Reality

There’s enough of a control group now for some trends to start appearing regarding NFL teams playing regular season games in London. Is it better to leave early in the week or late? How do teams fare the week before going? How about after their bye? (which always comes after the London trip) It appears […]

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Jaguars “Ignoring The Noise”

Just about every losing team in the NFL talks about ignoring “the noise.” “The noise,” by the way, is what you and I have to say about how the team is playing. After their 31-20 loss at home to the lowly Texans, there has been plenty of noise from outside the stadium about how to […]

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Jaguars All Wrong, Lose to Texans

While the weather was changing through out the game, the Jaguars fortunes were about the same in the first half against the Texans. Good plays were followed by critical mistakes and the Jaguars fell behind 10-7. As Gus Bradley pointed out in the last two weeks, it’s not one guy making five mistakes but rather […]

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The Bradley Coaching Experiment

It’s not hard to see that the Jaguars could have won three of the four games they’ve lost this year if they had only gotten out of their own way. But you are what you earn in the NFL and the Jaguars have earned one win and four losses. That has lead to a lot […]

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Jaguars Groundhog Day?

It almost sounded like a repeat of last week’s Thursday press conference. A bad loss the Sunday before, hoping the team can bounce back, the Wednesday practice showing signs of life and the Thursday practice a confirmation of the effort. “I thought today was a big straining practice even without pads on,” Head Coach Gus […]

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Bortles Practices, Bradley Louder

After flashing a bit of anger on Sunday after the loss to Tampa Bay and still being disappointed after watching the video on Monday, Gus Bradley was back on the field with his team Wednesday. Bradley told us Monday that he was going to try and be more of a “presence” on the field with […]

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Spurrier Retires On His Terms

He’s always wanted to do things no other coaches have done and it appears Steve Spurrier has accomplished that again. Spurrier reportedly told his Gamecock football team Monday night that he was retiring immediately and an announcement would be coming as early as Tuesday. South Carolina is expected to name either G.A. Mangus or Shawn […]

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Bradley: “Still Painful”

“Still painful.” That’s how Gus Bradley starting talking about his observations of Sunday’s loss to Tampa Bay after looking at the video and having 24 hours to reflect. Bradley admitted he didn’t know what to say after seeing the multitude of mistakes, including 23 missed tackles in the game. “You look at it and you […]

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Bradley Is Angry

I’ve never seen Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley this fired up. After the 38-31 loss to the Bucs in Tampa, it was an inordinate amount of time before Bradley made his way to his post-game press conference. When he did, his entrance was swift and he started in right away. He didn’t mince words. “OK, […]

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Jaguars Falter Again, Lose To Bucs

Much of the discussion on the drive to Tampa this weekend centered on the good and bad teams in the NFL and where the Jaguars fit in that discussion. We came up with New England, Green Bay, Atlanta (sort of), Denver and maybe a couple of others as possible good teams. Both the Jaguars and […]

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Jaguars on the Verge? Or More of the Same?

With a body of work spanning over 20 years, the Jaguars franchise doesn’t have much to speak of when it comes to success on the field. Fans of the team from the beginning hold onto the successful playoff runs in ’96 and ’99 but that’s nearly a generation ago. A road win in Pittsburgh in […]

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Jaguars Ready for Tampa

It’s a short trip but a regular week for the Jaguars as they prepare for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Coming off the tough loss to Indy where Head Coach Gus Bradley said, “We missed it,” the team seemed to bounce back quickly. “A very crisp practice today. I really liked this week as […]