Sam’s Commentary

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Jaguars Can’t Covert, Lose To Colts

After being picked apart by Tom Brady last week, Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley lamented his whole defensive philosophy against the Patriots. Different week, different team and different starter at quarterback but against the Colts, Bradley’s defense looked eerily similar to last week to open the game at Indianapolis. Rushing four and playing zone behind […]

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Reports: Luck Won’t Play Today

It’s a quarterback league, no question. So when one of the top quarterbacks in the league might not play, it’s news. In their first three games the Jaguars have gotten all starters: Cam Newton, Ryan Tannehill and Tom Brady. This week Andrew Luck is officially listed as “questionable” but reports are now that he won’t […]

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Mixed Injury Report For Jaguars Vs. Colts

It’s a mix of good and not so good news for the jaguars this week when it comes to who’s available and who’s not. Andre Branch will see his first action of the year since his injury in training camp. Luke Joeckel and Jonathan Cyprien will both be back on the field as well. Zane […]

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Jaguars Move On To Colts

As the week progressed for the Jaguars, their routine started to take over and the focus went from what went wrong in New England to what can happen in Indianapolis. Head Coach Gus Bradley saw the progression from one emotion to the next. “I would say that Monday it was tough when we went through […]

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Bradley On Bortles: Keep It Simple

It was a myriad of emotions for Gus Bradley and the Jaguars after losing to the Patriots and looking at how it happened. Discouraged, disappointed and frustrated is what Bradley talked about in the 24 hours following the blowout. “There’s some frustration, I would say.” Bradley noted on Monday. “I told the team that’s a […]

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Bradley: “Our Margin is Tight”

From his comments in his post-game interview yesterday, it sounded very familiar for Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley. He was adamant about his team’s ability to bounce back and how much learning would come from watching the video of the Patriots 51-17 thumping of his team. Reading those comments was one thing. Seeing his expression […]

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Patriots Maul Jaguars

In his 16th year in the league and in the same offensive system, 38-year old Tom Brady is better than ever. Have you noticed when Brady goes back to pass that when he throws the ball, you’re expectation as somebody watching is that a Patriots receiver will snap it up. There are few quarterbacks in […]

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Jaguars Beat Up For Pats

After a dismal performance in the opening day loss to Carolina, the Jaguars responded with a solid game against Miami and earned their first win of the year. It showed a lot of character for this team and Gus Bradley gave all the credit to the players. “It was them,” he said earlier this week. […]

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Belichick a Believer in the Jaguars

Perhaps no coach will ever be as proficient at pumping up the upcoming opponent than former Georgia Head Coach Vince Dooley. “Western Kentucky has a very good long snapper,” Dooley once said, looking at the strengths of the Hilltoppers, the next team on the ‘Dogs schedule. And while no coach will ever top that assessment, […]

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Jaguars Beat Dolphins: Grow Up Fast

This week the Jaguars were looking for a win against Miami but more than that, legitimacy in the NFL. After a much ballyhooed offseason with money spent on free agents, a retooled defense and draft picks expected to be impact players, the Jaguars looked like last year’s team in the season opening loss to Carolina. […]

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Jaguars Tell The Truth Monday: We Can be Better

After yesterday’s loss to the Panthers, Gus Bradley said several times that they would “tell the truth” on Monday as they assessed what happened and maybe more importantly, what went wrong. If there’s any positive to take from the opening day loss it’s that the Jaguars mistakes were apparent. If they hadn’t dropped key passes, […]

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Jaguars Lose Opener, Momentum

It didn’t take long to distinguish between the preseason and the regular season opener once the Jaguars and the Panthers took the field. While the preseason is about learning, evaluating and developing, the regular season is about production and early on, the Jaguars didn’t have it. Three and outs on offense, drops by Allen Robinson […]

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“Pedro’s Last Dance: Far From Goodbye

As your friends retire and move onto another phase in their lives, you’re libel to feel a full gamut of emotions. For Peter Bragan, Jr., I’m nothing but happy. “Pedro” (or “Pee-dro” as his Dad used to say) sold the Suns franchise to baseball entrepreneur Ken Babby after 31 years running the team as a […]

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“We’re Built” Jaguars in Year Three

“We said we were going to build this team,” Gus Bradley said last week, “And now it’s built.” And with that statement, Bradley raised expectations for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015. Building the franchise has been no easy task, winning just seven games in the first two years. While he wasn’t given a chance to […]

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Jaguars Washington Preview

It won’t take long to see where the battles for roster spots are taking place when the Jaguars take on Washington Thursday night. With 75 players on the roster and cuts to just 53 due by Saturday at 4pm, coaches want to take one last, long look at several positions to determine who will be […]

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Shad Khan: Jaguars in London through 2030?

In his fourth year as the Jaguars owner, Shad Khan can look around the stadium and see what has changed. Scoreboards, pools, chalets, suites and a host of other changes have been put into effect since the ownership change. Apparently other NFL owners have noticed as well. “When the other franchises visit, they can’t believe […]

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Jaguars/Lions: Good and Bad

It’s pretty easy to focus on the good things in preseason. For the Jaguars, the good has been obvious and the not-so-good has been a little hidden. Quarterback Blake Bortles has be a big part of the good, again against the Lions producing points with the first team offense. “I think it was a good […]

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Jaguars/Detroit Preview: Starters, Roster Spots

Of all the preseason games, the third one is the most critical for most teams. It’s the game where the starters play the most and given a chance, players who want to make the team throughout the rest of the roster have to show something in this game. “From the players I think the first […]

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Jaguars Wrap “Public” Training Camp

It didn’t take long for Gus Bradley to start lauding his team after practice today. He was barely in front of the microphone when he said, “I really like what’s going on with this team.” Look over there, Linder is working after practice, Parnell is working after practice. Cyp is working on open field tackling,” […]

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Jaguars Prepping For Pittsburgh At Training Camp

In the second week of the Jaguars training camp, the team has engaged in some of the “traditional” football drills more than we’ve seen in the past. One-on-one offensive lineman vs. defensive lineman skirmishes, the tip drill for linebackers and defensive backs, and kickoff and punt returns that give the receiver a “look” at the […]