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Jacksonville Jaguars (2-13) at Tennessee Titans (5-10)
Aside from this being a divisional matchup, this is a completely meaningless game for these two teams. Both are out of the playoffs by a long shot. I have a rule against making significant plays on completely meaningless games. If the teams might not care about a game, I shouldn’t either. There’s just no way to predict what kind of effort either side is going to give.
However, if I had to take a side, it’d be Jacksonville. The Titans have no business laying more than a field goal against anyone. They are worse than even their 5-10 record would suggest they are the 3rd worst team in the NFL in points differential, thanks to a league leading 6 losses by 21 or more. They rank 31st in net points per drive, DVOA, and weighted DVOA as a result, even worse than the Jaguars.
They Jaguars may only have 2 wins, but they rank 30th, 30th, and 29th in those 3 things respectively. They already beat the Titans once this season and they have a ...
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It seems the Jaguars go through a rebuilding effort annually and this year will be no different.
Owner Shad Kahn has started his evaluation of the Jacksonville Jaguars and obviously he didn’t see much good.
Kahn has started the rebuilding process with the expected firing of GM Geno Smith according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Head Coach Mike Mularkey’s future will be determined...
Welcome to Black Monday. The front office carousel is expected to spin just as hard and maybe even more so than the coaching one does on the first day after the regular season concludes. Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has made his first major move of the off-season in firing general manager Gene Smith.
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According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, Titans owner Bud Adams has informed head coach Mike Munchak that he’ll be back for the 2013 season.
#Titans owner Bud Adams just informed Mike Munchak he will be back with the team in 2013
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) December 31, 2012
Front office executive Mike Reinfeldt wasn’t as fortunate, he’s been let go.
Adams told me he plans...
Jaguars rookie Justin Blackmon was the first receiver off the board in the 2012 NFL Draft, and he'll also finish first in receiving yardage among rookies this season with 865. Blackmon had 79 yards and a touchdown on six catches Sunday.Fantasy Spin:Blackmon barely squeaked by third-rounder T.Y. Hilton (861). Blackmon had 615 of his 865 yards in the final seven games after Chad...
The Jacksonville Jaguars have officially moved on from general manager Gene Smith.
Jags owner Shahid Khan announced that the team is parting ways with general manager Gene Smith.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2012
I guess it didn’t take long for drafting a punter in the third round of last year’s draft to catch up with Smith. Drafting Blaine Gabbert in 2011...
David Climer of The Nashville Tennessean writes that the Titans are unlikely to part ways with head coach Mike Munchak this offseason.
“They’re going to keep him. Get used to it,” writes Climer.
Climer adds that owner Bud Adams is unlikely to make another coaching change given his age.
Munchak’s Titans suffered a terrible loss last weekend and the team looks to be in pretty...
Thanks again to Shane Clemons, who runs the fine Jacksonville Jaguars blog, The Jaggernaut. Shane joins us this week to give us a Jaguars viewpoint in this week's question and answer exchange. You can read my answers to Shane's questions on his site shortly. Following are his answers to our questions.
Total Titans: One of our regular readers, Scott, asks, "Like the...
According to the Nashville Tennessean, Titans quarterback Jake Locker will undergo left shoulder surgery "in the near future."Fantasy Spin:Locker was given the starting job at the beginning of the season but was never able to find his groove in Tennessee's offense. Maybe the shoulder injury had something to do with that but we still don't have high hopes for him going into 2013.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that sources have informed him that the Jacksonville Jaguars will indeed fire GM Gene Smith next week.
Schefter specifically mentions that Cardinals’ Jason Licht and 49ers’ Tom Gamble could both be candidates to replace Smith as general manager.
Gamble has been somewhat of a hot commodity in recent days. There have been a number of rumors connecting...
So it has come to this. Late last season, I wrote a post on a Titans offense that was fundamentally nonfunctional. Three hundred seventy-six days later, the offense is once again fundamentally nonfunctional, for similar but not exactly the same reasons. For this post, though, I'll concentrate on one of the differences. In that post a year ago, I declared Matt Hasselbeck was neither...
The Jacksonville Jaguars fired general manager Gene Smith the day after the team completed a 2-14 season. "I met with Gene Smith this morning to inform him of my decision to go in a new direction and thank him for his dedication to the Jaguars since the inception of the franchise," Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in a statement. "I am personally appreciative for his...
Even with a recent report that Jets quarterback Tim Tebow could end up with the Jacksonville Jaguars next season, Arthur Arkush of ProFootballWeekly.com says it’s probably a stretch to believe that he’ll be a Jaguar in 2013.
After doing a little digging, we hear that categorizing his arrival in Jacksonville after the season as imminent is a major stretch.
Khan’s prior interest...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Darius Reynaud and rookie linebacker Zach Brown gave the Tennessee Titans some NFL history to celebrate before wrapping up an ugly season.
Tennessee became the first team in NFL history with two players scoring twice on returns in a game as the Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 38-20 Sunday in their season finale.
Reynaud scored on two punt returns and Brown...
The Jacksonville Jaguars placed running back Maurice Jones-Drew on injured reserve and signed rookie defensive tackle Jerome Long from Kansas City's practice squad on Friday. Jones-Drew, who held out during the summer in an attempt to gain a new contract, will have surgery on his injured left foot. He is expected to return in late May or early June, coach Mike Mularkey said...