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Two years ago, Mike Thomas was one of the league’s up-and-coming receivers, hauling in 66 passes while playing on a basic, run-first offense. In 2011, he couldn’t repeat that success — not even coming come close — and now lets us know why.
Thomas told the Florida Times-Union that the prior coaching staff may be at fault for the poor production, as Jacksonville’s receiving corps “might not have been pushed hard enough” last season.
More specifically, Thomas is criticizing former receivers coach Johnny Cox, who, after two years as the offensive quality control coach, took over for Todd Monken after he bolted to become Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator.
The transition from Monken to Cox was an uneasy one for the Jags’ wideouts, and the difference in coaching styles was more than apparent.
“There was a difference,’’ Thomas said. “I think everybody can see and feel that, so that’s why we are here where we are today.”
Fortunately for Thomas and his peers, Cox was let g
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Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton was forced to undergo surgery after injuring his eye at a nightclub in Jacksonville, The Florida Times-Union reported.
Knighton sustained the injury in or near Pure nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning and was taken to the nearby Baptist Medical Center.
The Jaguars confirmed the fourth-year starter's surgery and said the...
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton had eye surgery Sunday after an undisclosed incident.
According to Knighton's Twitter page, he was at Pure nightclub in Jacksonville, but team officials say they are ''gathering information about what happened and are not able to further comment at this time.''
The Jaguars say in a statement that '...
According to the Jacksonville Jaguars, defensive tackle Terrance Knighton sustained an eye injury in an "incident" early Sunday morning. The injury required surgery on Sunday, and according to Tania Ganguli, Knighton has been released from the hospital and is at home. He has a doctor appointment tomorrow.
The extent of the eye injury still remains unknown, and we can only...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton had eye surgery Sunday after an undisclosed incident.
According to Knighton's Twitter page, he was at Pure nightclub in Jacksonville, but team officials say they are "gathering information about what happened and are not able to further comment at this time."
The Jaguars say in a statement...
The Jacksonville Jaguars might have to alter their draft strategy.
Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton will miss at least the next three months of the team's offseason program following eye surgery. The Jaguars are hopeful the 340-pound run-stopper will make a full recovery, but general manager Gene Smith said Monday he doesn't know how quickly Knighton can get healthy.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton had successful surgery performed on his eye on Sunday and is resting at home, the Jacksonville Times-Union reported.
Knighton suffered the injury after an incident near Pure Nightclub in Jacksonville earlier in the morning. Additional details were not disclosed.
"We are in the process of gathering information about what...
Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton was involved in an "incident" on Sunday morning which required surgery to correct an eye injury. The Jaguars have not released the details of the incident or the injury. Here's the full chain of tweets from @JaguarsInsider.
Statement from Jaguars: Terrance Knighton was involved in an incident early Sunday morning in which...
It has not been a pleasant Easter holiday for Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton.
Per the Florida Times-Union, Knighton injured his eye “at or near” a local area nightclub early Sunday morning, and underwent what appears to be emergency surgery to repair whatever damage had been done.
The team is aware of the incident, releasing a statement on their official Twitter account...