Position review: QB Bortles takes his lumps in rookie season with Jags

In a perfect world, the Jacksonville Jaguars would have let rookie quarterback Blake Bortles spend his first season refining his mechanics in practice situations while watching Chad Henne from the sidelines on Sundays. Instead, a perfect storm thrust the No. 3 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft into a starting role from which there appears to be no turning back. When Henne was sacked a franchise...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars Roster Review: Offense

Unfortunately, many of the players who had been with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013 who were expected to be part of that improvement either finished the season on injured reserve or were released from the roster. The resulting changes to the lineup produced more talent and greater hope for the future but also only a 3-13 record in 2014. The following is a position-by-position look...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 16 picks: Can Johnny Manziel pick up a win against the Carolina Panthers?

Week 16 in the NFL. Multiple teams have their playoff fates hanging in the balance, and they might go up in smoke if those teams lose this week. I had a really good week last week with a record of 13-3, giving me 140 right so far this season. Hopefully I can repeat that mark this week, with a few gambles in this week’s picks: Jacksonville Jaguars over Tennessee Titans- All teams...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars showing little improvement after promising offseason

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- At the very least, the Jacksonville Jaguars were expected to be better this season than they were in Gus Bradley's first year as their head coach. Sure, there were still gaping holes along the offensive line and legitimate concerns about the NFL's youngest starting secondary when the preseason ended. But the positives were beginning to outweigh the negatives...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars: 2014 Week 8 NFL Pick

Miami Dolphins (3-3) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6) I’m completely split on this one. On one hand, the Jaguars are in a bad spot, having to go to Cincinnati next week where they will almost certainly be double digit underdogs (the early line is 11). Teams are 40-81 ATS before being double digit underdogs since 2010. That’s because when you have a game coming up like that it generally...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall Criticizes Former Dolphins QB

More than two years after leaving the team, Brandon Marshall remembers exactly what the problem was in Miami … and it wasn’t him. A Quarterback Away Marshall recently told Fox Sports that the Miami Dolphins “were a quarterback away from having a team” and the the defense was full of “studs.” Do you remember who the quarterback was? Big Blue star, Chad Henne. “We were...
Via Sports Mockery
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 different ways to lose a game

*This is a satirical take on the Jacksonville Jaguars season.  If you cannot handle some jokes, please move along.* The Jacksonville Jaguars have started off this season very slowly.  If they were racing a snail to their first win of the season, the snail would be a slight favorite based on Vegas odds.  This is the second straight season that the Jaguars have started the season...
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense makes strides, but Jaguars still feel disappointment of losing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When the Jacksonville Jaguars opened their season four weeks ago at Philadelphia, the thinking was they were going to need to rely on their defense to keep games close and let Chad Henne do just enough on offense to pull out victories. Clearly Henne is no longer part of the equation. But after a horrendous second half against the Eagles and performances that...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Why the Jaguars are better off without Tim Tebow

A lot of people still believe that former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow should be playing in the NFL. Some of them even think he should be playing QB1 for somebody. In my experience, most of those people really love what Tebow represents off the field and have painted a very rosey picture in their minds about what he actually did on it. In Jacksonville he’s always going...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Comic: Blake Bortles’ hot girlfriend messes with Chad Henne’s head

So after swearing that rookie Blake Bortles would not play a single snap this season, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley ended up putting him in two and a half weeks in. That didn’t take long. Sure, the Jags were trailing by 30 points. But I wonder what was going on in Chad Henne’s head late in the first half when he looked completely overmatched. Thanks to Draw Play...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

With Bortles named starting QB, Jaguars are all in on youth movement

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- And then there were none. Chad Henne was the only starter on offense Sunday for the Jacksonville Jaguars who had also started in their final game of the 2013 season. While Blake Bortles isn't presiding over a group of players who were all elsewhere nine months ago, the change at the quarterback spot is just the latest move in a unit that has struggled badly...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars bench Chad Henne, turn to Blake Bortles in humiliating loss to Colts

Getty Images If there is anything to take from the Jaguars blowout loss to the Colts on Sunday it is that Blake Bortles has moved into the role of quarterback. Bortles replaced an ineffective Chad Henne in what proved to be a 44-17 loss, the Jaguars third to start the season. Henne was just 4-of-7 for 33 yards before giving way to Bortles. Bortles finished the game 14-of-24 for 223...
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars bench Chad Henne for Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles is finally getting his chance. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley has seen enough of Chad Henne. After seeing his 0-2 Jaguars trail 30-0 at the half to the Indianapolis Colts, Bradley made his move benching Henne in favor of 2014 3rd overall pick Blake Bortles. Bortles played the entire 2nd half completing 14/24 passes for 233 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions...
Via Standing O Sports
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles to Start Next Week

After taking over for an ineffective Chad Henne in the third quarter of Sunday’s 44-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, rookie quarterback Blake Bortles is slated to start for the Jacksonville Jaguars next week. Jaguars HC Gus Bradley announced QB Blake Bortles will start next week. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2014 Bortles led the Jaguars to three scoring...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Bortles gets first NFL action; Jaguars bench Chad Henne

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have turned to rookie quarterback Blake Bortles. Trailing 30-0 at halftime against Indianapolis on Sunday, coach Gus Bradley benched Chad Henne and gave the third overall draft pick a shot. The first half of Jacksonville's home opener was a debacle, with Henne completing 4 of 7 passes for 33 yards and getting sacked three times. It wasn...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

I Believe That We Will Win: Colts at Jaguars

There are some reasons that the Colts might lose this week. But there are also reasons that the Colts could win. As a fan, we put our faith in the latter (as analysts, maybe not, but this is a fan blog and sometimes we just have to say screw that). This series is for the optimists in all of us, also the dark part of us that wants to shame opponents in every way possible. I figure...
Via The Colts Authority
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis at Jacksonville: 5 Things to Know

It seems the Jacksonville Jaguars are sticking to their guns (and their mantra) this week in time for the team to face their longtime rival, the Indianapolis Colts.Chad Henne will be the starter when the game starts at 1 pm on Sunday. But, now, in a change of sorts, it looks like the leash on Henne and he Jaguars’ nonexistent offense is a lot shorter and there is more urgency in...
Via Football Nation
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is This The Week The Jaguars Play Blake Bortles?

COMMENTARY – The Jacksonville Jaguars announced on Wednesday that Chad Henne will again be behind center when the team opens it home season against the Indianapolis Colts.But for how long will that be?After an 0-2 start to the season where playing against both Philadelphia and Washington yielded a 65-27 score, it may be time for the team to take a long hard look at Blake Bortles...
Via Football Nation
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the Jacksonville Jaguars Week 3 tilt with Indy a top game to watch?

Some teams are pleasant surprises thus far, making them intriguing to check out in more detail. While others are shocking flops, creating a sense of desperation just two weeks into the season. Both scenarios help create some interesting match-ups on the NFL docket. To see the “Fab Five” – the best games on the docket – for Week 3, CLICK HERE. You may also be interested in...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

After brutal Week 2, Jacksonville Jaguars’ Chad Henne drops in QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars week two reaction: Bad, worse and ugly

The second (third, if you count college football) week of the football season is now behind us.  As with every week of the football season, there were upsets, comebacks, and dominating performances.  My South Carolina Gamecocks beat the #6 Georgia Bulldogs 38-35 on Saturday, the San Diego Chargers threw at Richard Sherman and beat the Seattle Seahawks 30-21, and Andrew Luck and...
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: Week 2 preview

Last week marked the beginning of the NFL season, and it certainly did not disappoint.  Matt Ryan and the Falcons won a thrilling game against the Saints, the Cowboys defense had more holes than the Roger Goodell’s story about the Ray Rice incident (too soon?), and Peyton Manning showed why Jon Gruden calls him The Sheriff in a victory over the Colts.  Perhaps the most interesting...
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the Jacksonville Jaguars Week 2 tilt with Washington a top-5 game to watch?

Now that we’ve seen every team in the NFL play a meaningful game, it’s easier to figure out which ones are worth watching in Week 2. In addition, it also helps us make decisions about which games to skip. Which match-ups this week fall into each category? To see the “Fab Five” – the best games on the docket – for Week 2, CLICK HERE. You may also be interested in:Is the...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars comfortable asking Chad Henne to take more risks

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Based on the first six years of his NFL career, Chad Henne is way more likely to be described as an efficient quarterback than an explosive one. Of the 12 games where he has thrown for more than 300 yards, he has come out on the winning end just once, with that taking place in 2010 as a member of the Miami Dolphins. Last season, in his second year with the Jacksonville...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars’ Chad Henne drops in Week 2 QB rankings after rough debut

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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