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The top questions for the Jaguars entering OTAs

The top questions for the Jaguars entering OTAs

By Hays Carlyon The Jaguars begin organized team activities on Tuesday with their first of 10 voluntary practices before a mandatory minicamp from June 12-14. The roster hasn’t looked this good in over a decade. The defense should be a monster again. Quarterback Blake Bortles should be confident after a turnover-free postseason run of three…Continue Reading

Jaguars pick perfect joint practice partner with Vikings

Jaguars pick perfect joint practice partner with Vikings

By Hays Carlyon Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is certainly going to get tested throughout August. In addition to going up against perhaps the best defense in the NFL each day in training camp, Bortles and the offense will get an additional challenge – matching up against Minnesota’s elite unit for two days of practice. The…Continue Reading

What Sportsbooks Say About the 2018 Jaguars

Scouting around the various football blogs and prediction columns of major sports broadcasters that usually crop up post-draft, there seems to be the consensus that the Jaguars will do well this season. Indeed, one of the most frequent figures bandied about was 11-5, a record many believe the Jaguars can post if they get off…Continue Reading

Let’s project the Jaguars 53-man roster with the draft over

Let’s project the Jaguars 53-man roster with the draft over

By Hays Carlyon The Jaguars have splurged on a glut of acquisitions this offseason. The additions began with seven free-agent signees, then a trade for quarterback Cody Kessler, followed by a seven-man draft class. A team that reached the AFC Championship Game, eliminated Pittsburgh and Buffalo from the playoffs and won the AFC South now…Continue Reading

Jaguars think future with selection of Florida DL Taven Bryan

Jaguars think future with selection of Florida DL Taven Bryan

By Hays Carlyon So much for the offense getting more help. Tight end, offensive line and receiver were needs. Nope, no and nada. The Jaguars built a tremendous defense last season, reaching the AFC Championship Game. They aren’t finished. Jaguars personnel chief Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell selected Florida defensive lineman Taven Bryan…Continue Reading

My prediction for the Jaguars draft class

My prediction for the Jaguars draft class

By Hays Carlyon The Jaguars have no glaring weakness on their roster entering Thursday’s NFL Draft. They will likely prioritize offensive line, receiver and tight end, but it’s hard to find a pick that would be near impossible to justify. Does Jaguars personnel chief Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell truly take the best…Continue Reading

Jaguars schedule sets up well for quick start

Jaguars schedule sets up well for quick start

By Hays Carlyon The Jaguars will face hype and expectations unmatched in the last decade this fall. Now, we know their path. The NFL released the schedule Thursday night. Here are my thoughts. -Disappointing spotlight The Jaguars won the AFC South title last season, eliminated Buffalo and Pittsburgh in the playoffs and gave New England…Continue Reading

Jaguars annual State of the Franchise delivers again

Jaguars annual State of the Franchise delivers again

By Hays Carlyon The Jaguars annual State of the Franchise featured some past, present and future. Once again, it exceeded expectations. We had Jaguars personnel chief Tom Coughlin quoting Michelangelo, Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman in his speech. I do wish he had brought back more Bruce Lee quotes. We had Jaguars owner Shad Khan…Continue Reading

Jaguars pool of draft prospects at No. 29 will be deep

Jaguars pool of draft prospects at No. 29 will be deep

By Hays Carlyon The Jaguars are in unfamiliar territory drafting outside of the top five for the first time in the last six years. That streak will snap barring a trade up from the 29th spot that would wipe out this draft and the 2019 one as well. Not happening. What is much more likely…Continue Reading

Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny announces retirement in touching letter

Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny announces retirement in touching letter

By Hays Carlyon Paul Posluszny got to experience being on a good Jaguars team. In light of his retirement on Tuesday, you can’t help but wish the team’s return to prominence could’ve come earlier. The Jaguars appear to be an ascending team after winning the AFC South at 10-6 this past season, eliminating Buffalo and…Continue Reading