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Takeaways From Jaguars Preseason Opener

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Rejoice ladies and gentleman, football season is back. After a slightly longer wait after the cancellation of the Hall Of Fame Game, NFL teams took the field for the first time Thursday Night.

The Jaguars traveled to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets to open up the preseason for both teams. Here are a few notable things I saw from the Jaguars’ first action on the field:

Bortles looked sharp

There were questions whether Blake Bortles would or should play in the preseason opener. He did, and looked solid. Bortles played two series, and on both drives he drove the offense down the field and put up points. He went 6/7 for 105 yards, and the one incompletion was a catchable pass to Julius Thomas at the goal line on the opening drive.

Allen Robinson is on another level

Memo to cornerbacks guarding Robinson one on one this season: good luck.

Allen Robinson is quickly emerging as one of the best receivers in the league, and that was on full display Thursday night. Robinson worked this offseason improving his route-running and attacking jump balls, and the work he put in showed. He had 80 yards receiving on just three catches, and made two incredible plays back to back, as shown below:
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Robinson is showing that he is going to be a problem for defenses all season.

Marqise Lee shows a glimpse of his potential

I wrote on Marqise Lee during minicamp, and noted that if he could remain healthy for a full season, he could be a huge asset for the offense. He showed us some of the potential the team hopes to get out of him this season, making a nice grab over a defender along the sideline, and taking a pass on a short slant for 18 yards. In total he had 49 yards on four receptions.

Running game was effective

It is no secret that the Jaguars’ offensive line has a ton of question marks. With that, it was uncertain how effective the run game could really be this season. It was a great start however, against the Jets. The combination of Chris Ivory and TJ Yeldon was a solid one-two punch, and both had big gains against the Jets defense. The duo combined for 10 carries and 52 yards, and if they and the offensive line can provide a formidable rushing attack, it will provide an important balanced attack along with Bortles and the passing game.

Defense provided pressure regularly

While the numbers weren’t exactly there in terms of sacks, the defense did very well in providing constant pressure. It was evident early that Jags have some guys that can sufficiently get to the quarterback, when on the first Jets series of the game, rookie Yannick Ngakoue killed the drive with a sack, beating Ryan Clady to get to the quarterback.

Kickoff coverage has to get better

The kickoff coverage shown by the Jaguars Thursday night was unacceptable and must improve. Jacksonville gave up 51-yard and 84-yard returns against the Jets. They have to get that squared up before the start of the regular season.

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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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