Blake Bortles opens Jaguars camp with no fear, no delusions of starting role

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Gus Bradley harbors no illusions that Blake Bortles will take over for Chad Henne as his starting quarterback anytime this season. But what the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars liked the most Friday about their first-round draft pick from UCF on the first day of training camp practice was that Bortles showed no fear. To illustrate his point, Bradley mentioned...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Jaguars EverBank Field Pools Are Ready

Reddit The Jaguars have added a pool to EverBank Stadium for this season and they look like they’re filled and ready to go… For soccer? Well, two out of three isn’t bad. You have a pool, a view and hey, are Jags fans really prepared to watch Blake Bortles staring over the shoulder of Chad Henne for the next two months waiting to start? Maybe a nice match of soccer will ease...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Blackmon arrested for marijuana possession

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon has been arrested a third time. Blackmon was arrested this time for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop Wednesday night in Edmond, Oklahoma, reports KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City. KWTV New reports that Edmond police stopped a car driven by Blackmon at 6:30 p.m.  for a traffic violation.  Police said Blackmon did...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Jacksonville Jaguars training camp rated 8th most intriguing in NFL

Training camps are officially underway, with the Bills and Giants already going through two-a-day practices, and the rest of the league set to start at various times this week. As a result, excitement about the upcoming NFL season is at a fever pitch; 32 different fan bases believe their team can have a special year. But in reality, not all teams are created equal. And as a result...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oddsmaker puts Jaguars as underdogs vs. every 2014 opponent

When you finish 4-12 in one of the weaker divisions in the NFL you probably shouldnt expect to get a whole lot of respect, but this next one is a definite head-scratcher. According to a report by Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, one oddsmaker has listed the Jacksonville Jaguars as underdogs against every single team they will play in 2014. Here’s the odds that CG...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars Chad Henne rated 31st best QB fantasy option

With training camps getting underway this week, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bortles: I’ve got to have the mindset to take over at QB

Time and time again, when anyone in the Jacksonville Jaguars organization is asked if they really plan on sticking to the plan in place when it comes to rookie quarterback Blake Bortles, you hear the same answer, “yes.” While at Nike’s The Opening, Bortles said that he agrees with the team’s decision to let him sit and learn behind Chad Henne. Bortles also said that he needs...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Formations Fantasy Football Review: Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to rebuild their team. Blake Bortles was drafted to be their franchise quarterback, but Chad Henne is the quarterback of the present. What weapons will step up for Jacksonville and for your fantasy team? Star: Toby Gerhart (RB) 13 Stats: 36 carries-283 yards-2 TD (with Minnesota) Why He’s a Star: […] The post Formations Fantasy Football Review...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected Jaguars Offensive Depth Chart for 2014 Season

Quarterbacks #491457091 / Starter: Chad Henne2nd String: Ricky Stanzi3rd String: Blake BortlesPractice squad: Stephen MorrisThe reason I have Stanzi before Bortles is because of the plan. Why have him play when you have Stanzi who can do the job if Henne gets hurt.  I don’t see them letting Morris go since he would make a great 3rd string next year, should they...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Henne not on hot seat, but he's keeping it warm for Jaguars rookie QB Blake Bortles

What Henne does realize he’s keeping the seat warm for Blake Bortles. But until he’s told otherwise by coach Gus Bradley and offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch, Henne is going to talk like a starter (full of confidence), act like a starter (exuding leadership on and off the field) and try and play like a starter (to make the decision to go to Bortles more difficult). For the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars Training Camp Preview: Quarterbacks

The quarterback position is the one position for the Jacksonville Jaguars that fans have not only paid the most attention to, but also one that they’ve scrutinized the most. Somehow, general manager Dave ‘The General’ Caldwell pulled off the trade of the year during the offseason in which he obtained a 2014 sixth-round NFL draft pick for quarterback Blaine Gabbert. That pick...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars won't lack for position battles heading into training camp

Though the Jacksonville Jaguars don't lack for position battles going into training camp next week, many of their fans might be surprised and disappointed by one that won't make the list. Interest in what has long been one of the NFL's more nondescript teams received a sudden spike, particularly around the state of Florida, when the Jaguars took UCF quarterback Blake...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacob’s QB Countdown: 31. Chad Henne

Melina Vastola – USA SPORTS Today The number 31 player on my NFL QB Countdown is one of the best backup quarterbacks in the league. He’s a perfect second option to a solid starter and fills in well as a spot starter in a few games each year. The only problem with the number 31 quarterback is that he was a starter all of last season. Chad Henne of the Jacksonville Jaguars is my...
Via The Sideline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquis Lee Still Has Not Signed With Jaguars

How can a player, who is slotted by the NFL’s rookie salary structure, still be holding out and not signed to the team that drafted him in May?That might be the question on everyone’s mind in Jacksonville and second round wide receiver Marquis Lee continues to be one of only a few rookies to not have a contract signed, sealed and delivered. Training camp for the Jaguars opens...
Via Football Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: Three Bold Predictions For Training Camp

The Jaguars are ready to take the next step. They made progress in the second half of the season, drafted solidly and added depth and starters through free agency. All that is left is an improved record in 2014.Owner Shad Khan proved he was ready and willing to invest in the future that general manager David Caldwell envisions. The Jaguars were among the most aggressive teams in...
Via Football Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Bortles: ‘I must have mindset to take over at QB’

Everything we’ve heard out of Jacksonville is that rookie Blake Bortles will get a year to sit on the bench and learn from veteran Chad Henne. The opposite side of that is the NFL is always changing, and one bad hit could change the landscape of the Jacksonville Jaguars. With that in mind, Bortles doesn’t […]
Via Full Scale Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars Get Support For Starting Chad Henne

We can all breathe a sigh of relief – the idea for the Jacksonville Jaguars has met the approval of none other than Aaron Rodgers. I say this with a bit of sarcasm (as if that wasn’t apparent), but the best mobile quarterback in the game according to Lindy’s Sports, has put his two cents in about letting the third overall selection in May’s NFL Draft sit a season and learn...
Via Football Nation
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars rallying around Chad Henne as starter

The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles with the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but they appear ready to sit him out this season and let him learn from the bench. Chad Henne did a solid job as the starting quarterback when he took over last season, and it appears that the team is rallying around him as the starter for this season. According...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Gus Bradley: Jaguars have rallied around Chad Henne

The Jaguars spent a top 3 pick on Blake Bortles, but that doesn't mean they're going to throw him into the fire. Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley has maintained all along that incumbent starter Chad Henne will be under center when the Jags open the season at Philadelphia. The second-year head coach told NFL Media's Alex Flanagan on Wednesday's edition of NFL Total...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Gus Bradley: ‘Jaguars Rallying Behind Chad Henne’

Veteran QB Chad Henne started 15 games and attempted 305 passes for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season—the most action he’s seen during his six-year tenure in the NFL. While last season’s 4-12 record probably isn’t the storybook run he’d have liked it to be, the team had a lot of weak spots on its depth chart, and it’s hard to blame it all on him. He did, however, only...
Via The Sports Daily
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

If you draft him, play him

If a team uses a first round pick to acquire a quarterback, he must be groomed to become the starter as quickly as possible. Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater were all first round picks. Jacksonville is expected to start Chad Henne at QB. Why? He is not their future; they have no chance to go to a Super Bowl in 2014. Their focus should be on their future, building...
Via The Penalty Flag
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars QBs glad to see wideout Ace Sanders back at practice

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The sight of second-year wide receiver Ace Sanders on the practice field might never have been appreciated as much by the Jacksonville Jaguars as it was Thursday. All the attention being paid to quarterbacks Chad Henne and rookie Blake Bortles at the team's practice sessions during organized team activities was dialed down somewhat when it became noticeable...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

First Year Roles for the Jaguars Draft Picks

1. QB: Blake Bortles #492453555 / There have been many questions around Blake since the draft. Is he NFL ready? Is he worth the #3 pick in the draft? But the biggest question to me is, when will he start? The jaguars have re-signed quarterback Chad Henne, hoping that Henne can act as a mentor to Blake. With the whole “Gabbert Era” in mind, it would be for the...
Via TopSportsReport
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Toby Gerhart help lead the Jaguars?

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost long-time face of the franchise running back Maurice Jones-Drew to free agency this past season, and they signed former Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart. It seems as if the Jaguars are comfortable with Gerhart being their starting running back, and he is ready to receive more carries. He was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2009, and...
Via Sports-Glory
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Bortles, Chad Henne sharing first-team reps

Rookie Blake Bortles and Chad Henne have been splitting the first-team reps at quarterback during OTA’s,  according to the Florida Times-Union. Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley has been impressed with Bortles’ poise. “[Bortles’] poise on the field was excellent; he had a comfort level,” Bradley said. “I know he had a couple of incompletions here and there but he didn...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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