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NBA expansion to Europe, and a classic case of sports fatigue

On the second Thursday of October, the Boston Celtics play Real Madrid as part of the NBA’s Global Games Tour. This has naturally, inevitably, raised the topic of NBA expansion to Europe. It’s natural and inevitable, yes… and also quite tiring. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver had to shoot down notions of expansion to Europe on Wednesday, as he spoke to reporters before the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars' Julius Thomas moves closer to making season debut

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is moving closer to making his season debut. Thomas practiced Wednesday without a cast for the first time since breaking his right hand in the preseason opener Aug. 14, but he still hasn't been cleared to play. Thomas didn't sound overly optimistic that he would make his Jaguars debut Sunday at Tampa Bay (1-3...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars Positional Grades: Week 4

OFFENSE:   Quarterback: Blake Bortles was the sharpest he's ever looked in the regular season. Eager to rebound from the New England debacle, he led three scoring drives in the first half, and two more drives in regulation that resulted in missed field goals. One of those would have won the game for the team. He again led the Jacksonville Jaguars in overtime into scoring position...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars reaffirm faith in rookie kicker Myers

A day after kicker Jason Myers failed to capitalize on two opportunities to seal a victory against the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley gave rookie a vote of confidence.Myers missed a 53-yard attempt at the end of regulation and a 48-yard try in overtime. The Colts went on to win the game 16-13.Despite the misses, Bradley said he isn't worried about...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars turn to rookie Cann with Linder out for season

A.J. Cann started Jacksonville's overtime loss to the Colts on Sunday in place of injured right guard Brandon Linder. Now, with Linder lost for the year, the rookie will take over for the balance of the season.The Jaguars placed Linder on injured reserve Monday with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. With the loss of their best offensive lineman, the team will look to Cann, a 2015...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars guard Linder needs shoulder surgery, will miss rest of season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars will place right guard Brandon Linder on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. The team says Linder will have surgery later this week to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The second-year starter injured his shoulder in practice two weeks ago and aggravated it in a win against Miami on Sept. 27. He was inactive for Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How does this happen? Women reporters initially prohibited from going into Jaguars lockerroom

The situation was resolved, but really… From the Indianapolis Star: Three female reporters were temporarily barred from entering the Jacksonville Jaguars locker room following the team’s game against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. Graham Watson of Yahoo Sports, Joey Chandler of the Tuscaloosa News and the Tulsa World’s Katie McInerney were not allowed to enter the...
Via Sherman Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Female reporters barred from Jaguars locker room during media diversity weekend: Report

Three female reporters were temporarily barred from entering the Jacksonville Jaguars locker room following the team’s loss to the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. Graham Watson of Yahoo Sports, Joey Chandler of the Tuscaloosa News and the Tulsa World’s Katie McInerney were not allowed to enter the locker room by someone they described as an usher, reported the Indianapolis...
Via The Other Paper
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie A.J. Cann makes his first start for Jacksonville

And injury to right guard Brandon Linder provided Jacksonville Jaguars rookie A.J. Cann with an opportunity to make his first NFL start in Sunday's 16-13 overtime loss to the Indianapolis Colts.Cann, Jacksonville's third-round pick in last April's draft started in place of Linder, who missed the game with a shoulder injury suffered Sept. 23. Linder was able to play in last week's...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 4 Power Rankings: Where Do the Jaguars Land?

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) View image | Ranking: 28 Click to see full power rankings The Jaguars are below average on both offense and defense, ranking 24th in total offense and 21st in total defense so far. They beat the Miami Dolphins in Week 2, but at this point in the season, that isn’t saying much. Blake Bortles has shown some degree of improvement...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars will be without Brandon Linder, Marqise Lee vs. Colts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without receiver Marqise Lee and right guard Brandon Linder at Indianapolis on Sunday. Coach Gus Bradley ruled both starters out Friday. Lee has been dealing with a hamstring injury since early in training camp. Linder, meanwhile, tried to play through a shoulder injury last week but clearly needed time off to heal. Rookie...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Path to Victory: Week 4-Jacksonville Jaguars

This week, the Indianapolis Colts will try to stay on the victorious path when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Colts extended their streak of AFC South domination to 14-straight wins with last week’s victory over Tennessee. Jacksonville suffered a different fate, getting blasted by New England 51-17 in Foxborough. Both teams sit at 1-2, which is good for an early four-way...
Via The Colts Authority
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Grades for the Patriots’ performance against the Jaguars

For a very brief period of time, late in the second quarter, it looked like it may just be a ballgame. Winning 51-17 makes it nitpicking when it comes to the grades, but were the New England Patriots really that good, or were they just taking advantage of a bad Jacksonville Jaguars team?
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady not ready to compare 2015 Patriots to undefeated team

Tom Brady takes everything day by day, so it probably shouldn’t surprise you that he’s not yet ready to compare this season’s New England Patriots teams to one of the all-time greats. The Patriots stomped all over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, improving their record to 3-0 in the process. The Patriots’ hot start has some already wondering whether this club can match...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars WR Allen Robinson Arrives on Center Stage

Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson isn't anywhere near an unknown in NFL circles.  But he feels that way through the football media lens because Jacksonville exists largely off the national radar.  As a player, these are the weeks getting up to speed in a hurry is a must.  If your team hasn't played Jacksonville, you won't likely be familiar with their personnel unless you played...
Via Football By Football
11 days ago  |  Discuss

5 biggest Jacksonville Jaguars keys heading into Week 3

The Jacksonville Jaguars are not being given any chance to knock off the New England Patriots on the road this week. It isn’t much of a surprise, but they are coming off of a big performance and win last week against the Miami Dolphins last week. Blake Bortles looks to have taken a big leap forward from last season and he will have to show off every single bit of his potential...
Via This Given Sunday
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady hugs jaguar in interesting Facebook post

It appears Tom Brady is ready for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The New England Patriots quarterback is known for his unique Facebook posts, but his latest took things to a whole new level.   You can now check off hugging a jaguar off your bucket list, Tom. It’s probably unlikely that Brady will hug any Jaguars on Sunday, though. Kickoff is scheduled...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Friday: 2 of the most gorgeous women to ever wear a Jacksonville Jaguars jersey

It’s Friday and I think we all need a nice sendoff into this awesome weekend. And as we all know, if there’s one thing that beats a gorgeous woman, it’s a gorgeous woman in a Jaguars jersey. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five outcomes that will shock the NFL in Week 3 Fantasy Sleepers: Five steals you need to pick up in daily fantasy for Week 3 QB Rankings: Who’s at the...
Via cover32
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gronkowski: Emotions ‘flying high’ when I threw Sergio Brown from ‘the club’

FOXBORO, Mass. — It’s appropriate Bill Belichick praised Rob Gronkowski for his run blocking skills this week. The big New England Patriots tight end’s most famous run block came against a Week 3 opponent. Gronkowski blocked safety Sergio Brown on a Jonas Gray touchdown run late in the Patriots’ Week 11 win over the Indianapolis Colts last year. Then Gronkowski kept blocking...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Suh mum on freelancing report, says it’s been addressed

Reports emerging in the wake of the inauspicious start to Ndamukong Suh’s Miami Dolphins career is that the high-priced, free agent signee has been ignoring the plays called and instead has opted to do a little freelancing. The defensive lineman, who signed a six-year, $114 million contract in the offseason, was mostly mum on the accusations when confronted by the media, instead...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things every Jacksonville Jaguars fan needs to improve on

As I look over the Jaguar fan pages on social media sites, I am amazed at some of the comments and expressions I have seen. As a newer NFL franchise Jaguar fans have been through the gauntlet of emotions as a fan base. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How does the NFL stack up after Week 2 of the season? Heroes and Goats: Who stood out in a crazy Week 2? Gut Reactions: What we know...
Via cover32
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Bortles rips fans for questioning play-calling

Blake Bortles isn’t interested in fan input when it comes to play calling. Jacksonville Jaguars fans have been harping on offensive coordinator Greg Olson’s play selection following the team’s opening day loss to the Carolina Panthers. Bortles wishes they’d stop. “I don’t know, it’s like a kindergartener saying something to a college kid,” Bortles said, via Greg...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars QB calls out fans critical of offensive play calls

It’s not exactly a state secret that the Jacksonville Jaguars are not a very good football team right now. Heck, they haven’t been one for a few years now, so it’s not a surprise that people have been critical about what is going on in Duval County, Florida. Just make sure you don’t criticize the play calling and strategy around the team’s quarterback, Blake Bortles. According...
Via Gamedayr
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer: Vikings 'got a lot of soul-searching to get done’

Though the Minnesota Vikings entered their 2015 season opener as a potential breakout team, Mike Zimmer’s squad has some soul-searching to do following the 20-3 beatdown at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers. According to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Zimmer said he entered the contest confidently, but that quickly changed. “It was a poor performance. Disappointing...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Jim McElwain crossed the line with Kelvin Taylor

Saturday afternoon, Jim McElwain verbally abused Kelvin Taylor. Upon running into the end zone, the junior tailback gestured with his left hand across his throat, implying that he slit the throat of his opponents. Taylor is the son of the underappreciated Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor, and the gesture is one that his father performed many times. Apparently, it had...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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