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What Does A Successful Coaching Job Look Like For Gus Bradley In 2016?

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Gus Bradley is entering his fourth season as the head man in Jacksonville, and it is a crucial season for him if he wants to stay at the helm. Significant progress must be shown by his team on the field this season.

Up to this point, limited talent on the roster has given Bradley some leniency, but those days are over. GM Dave Caldwell and staff have done a fantastic job bringing in talent through free agency and the draft. The Jaguars now have a roster filled with young, talented players. Any excuses to be made on Bradley’s behalf are quickly evaporating.

Jacksonville has been on many experts’ lists of teams on the rise, and expectations for the team are as high as they have been since 2008.  This team is expected to no longer be a doormat for the other teams in the league.

So given the amount of talent finally assembled on the roster, and the high expectations, what should be considered a successful season for Gus Bradley and the Jaguars?

While the Jaguars are expected to be a competitive team, I certainly don’t expect team owner Shad Khan and the front office having a ‘playoffs or bust’ goal. It still seems a season too early for that.

Having said that though, the win total has to increase in 2016. The Jaguars have won 12 games in Bradley’s three seasons, five being the most in one season. That lack of success is enough to get any coach fired, but the rebuilding of the team has given Bradley some leeway.

A big key this season will be getting off to a fast start. Jacksonville has won one game in September under Gus Bradley. ONE. They have to get off to a better start, and build some momentum early. Another sluggish start and it will start to feel like “Here we go again” for the team and fans alike.

Another key is the division the Jaguars play in. The AFC South is extremely winnable, and there is no reason the Jaguars shouldn’t be in contention for a division title in December.

In the end, I think an expectation of 8-8 or even 9-7 is not unfair to put on this team at this point. Enough talent is in place now, and if you want to be seen as a team on the rise and ready to compete, you gotta be able to handle the pressure that comes with it.

Dave Caldwell has said from the beginning that they have keyed in on years four and five on the rebuild of the team. This season is year four, and a .500 or better record is reachable with this team, and would be a great indicator that Gus Bradley can be the man to get the job done in Jacksonville.

On the flip side of that, while Caldwell and team owner Shad Khan have verbally expressed their trust and belief in Gus Bradley, anything less than 7 wins should be viewed as a major disappointment, and should signal the end for Bradley as head coach in Jacksonville.

The pressure is on for Gus Bradley in 2016. It’s sink or swim time in Jacksonville.

 

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Breaking: Foles Signs with new NFL Team

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Even though NFL free agency isn’t until Wednesday, the NFL’s first day of Negotiation period is moving at a rapid pace.

With that said, the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed the tallented backup quarterback Nick Foles. The deal that Foles signed is for 4-years $88 million. He can also earn up to $102 million.

Foles was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles where he did play and start for the Eagles for three seasons. In 2015, he was traded to the St. Louis Rams and then the following season in 2016 signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

In 2017, Foles returned where his NFL career started and helped the Eagles win their first Super Bowl in Franchise history when he filled in for Carson Wintz.

Now, heading into 2019, he is expected to replace Black Bortles as the starting quarterback in Jacksonville.

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NFL Week 8: Eagles-Jaguars Preview

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NFL Week 8: Eagles-Jaguars Preview

Its week 8 in the NFL and the Eagles and Jaguars are going to kickoff Sunday across the pond. For the Philadelphia Eagles, this is their first time in the United Kingdom. As for the Jacksonville Jaguars, they are in London for the sixth time since the NFL started the London series back in 2007.

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For Carson Wintz and the Philadelphia Eagles, the today’s game is a must win if they want to keep pace against the Washington Redskins in the NFC East. Last week, the Eagles were defeated by Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers by a score of 21-17.

Here is a list of who is and who’s not playing in today’s game in London.

Offense

  • OT Matt Pryor
  • OT Jordan Mailata
  • RB Darren Sproles
  • QB Nate Sudfeld

Defense

  • LB Nate Gerry
  • DB Corey Graham
  • CB Sidney Jones
  • DT Haloti Nagata (Active)


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For the “home team” Jacksonville, the Jaguars are playing in their sixth straight game in London. Their first game was back in 2013. As for the 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars team, they are entering today’s game with a 3-game losing streak.

Here are players who will not be playing in today’s game in London.

Offense

RB Leonard Fournette

TE James O’Shaughnessy

Defense

  • DT Eli Ankou
  • CB A.J. Bouye
  • DB D.J. Hayden
  • DE Dawuane Smoot
  • DB Tyler Patmon

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Will the Jacksonville Jaguars Move to London?

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Will the Jacksonville Jaguars Move to London?

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts carries Britain’s Union Jack as he enters the field before the Jaguars met the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London, October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Next week the Jacksonville Jaguars will take on the Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles. The Game will be on at 9:30 am ET/ 8:30 am CT here in the United States, and in the United Kingdom, that would be 1:30 PM ET/ 12:30 PM CT on CBS.

On the heels of the first of three games, this season a report was released about the owner of the Jaguars wants to have a practice facility in London for the team to Practice.

Once the facility is built, the team is requesting to have three home games in London and three games in Jacksonville, Nothing is set in stone but word is that it will happen in the near feature.

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