Found August 30, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
When the chance of a lifetime presented itself, Mike Mularkey left his job as Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator after four seasons and became head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars last January. Nonetheless, the question lingers: If Mularkey had not found a job first, would the Falcons have chosen to part ways with him and hire a new offensive coordinator? It is both hypothetical and unanswerable especially since head coach Mike Smith continues to praise the job, with reason, that Mularkey did in Atlanta. On Tuesday, Smith told that Mularkey was an integral part to our success in our first four years. And yet the question persists. It persists in large part because of how adamant owner Arthur Blank was at a January press conference in which he talked about the teams need for a fresh set of eyes at both of the offensive and defensive coordinator positions. That was after Mularkey and Brian VanGorder, the defensive coordinator who left for the same job at A...

Jags' GM says he will not trade Jones-Drew

Jacksonville Jaguars fans who feared holdout running back Maurice Jones-Drew may be placed on the trading block received some good news Wednesday. No, Jones-Drew has not signed a new deal. But Jaguars general manager Gene Smith gave team loyalists some hope when he told the Florida Times-Union that he has no intention of trading Jones-Drew. "Maurice is a Jaguar," Smith...

Jacksonville Jaguars: Most Loved and Hated Players

Call three of your buddies right now and ask them what they think of the Jacksonville Jaguars this year. Go ahead, I'll wait...So the answers they gave you, once you got past you friends' protests of "who cares?", varied from horrible to potentially not awful.Well here are three players that will justify both sides of that argument: Paul PoslusznyWhy we love him...

Maurice Jones-Drew Could Miss Season Opener

It looks like Maurice Jones-Drew's holdout could last into the regular season. According to the Florida Times Union, the Jaguars halfback will be inactive for the team's season opener against the Vikings if he does not report to camp before Monday.Fantasy Spin:MJD was dominant last year (league-leading 1,606 rushing yards) but if this holdout doesn't end quickly he could...

Jaguars wouldn’t mind seeing Blaine Gabbert run more

Getty Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey indicated that he wouldn’t mind seeing quarterback Blaine Gabbert take off and run more this season. “I think we need to see him run a little more. There were a couple of times in Baltimore that there were some holes there and we could have made some positive yards. Those are things I think we will get to, but as far as his...

Mike Mularkey says Rashad Jennings will be the Jags starter week one

Getty According to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union, Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey has confirmed that running back Rashad Jennings will be his week one starter no matter what. “Again, Rashad Jennings is going in as the starter. I don’t know how that came out being any different,” Mularkey said. With it not looking like Maurice Jones-Drew’s hold out will end any...

Jaguars Not Considering Trading Maurice Jones-Drew

Florida Times-Union reporter Vito Stellino says the Jaguars aren't looking to trade Maurice Jones-Drew despite the star running back's lengthy holdout.Fantasy Spin:Jones-Drew really has no leverage in these negotations and we're guessing he'll come to his senses sooner or later and suit up for the Jaguars before the end of September. Still, it would be a good idea...

Backup Falcons can't catch Jags' starters

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Kevin Elliott had a 77-yard touchdown reception, likely solidifying his spot on the regular-season roster, and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Atlanta Falcons 24-14 in their preseason finale Thursday night. The teams took vastly different approaches to the game. The Jaguars played their offensive starters into the second quarter; the Falcons played just...

Report: Jaguars not interested in Ryan Grant

Getty Despite some speculation that free agent running back Ryan Grant might be headed to the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Mark Long of the AP, they’re not interested. Jaguars are NOT looking at Ryan Grant and have zero interest in signing the former Packers RB — Mark Long (@APMarkLong) August 29, 2012 Even with Maurice Jones-Drew’s hold out lingering into the end of...
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