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Why Not Kaepernick?

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It’s amazing to me despite my feelings for Colin Kaepernick how he has not been given a chance to play football. The Jacksonville Jaguars are the perfect example of a team who desperately need a Quarterback who can make them a winner. Chad Henne and Blake Bortles are not QBs ready to take over a team and to be quite honest, they never will.

Chad Henne is a bonafide back up. As a starter Henne has compiled a win-loss record of 18-35 and a career Quarterback Rating of 75.5. He has thrown 58 Touchdowns and 63 Interceptions in the span of a 9 year career.

Blake Bortles had an ok start to his career. His second year in the league he threw for 35 Touchdowns and 18 interceptions and has a career Quarterback Rating of 79.6. Compared to Henne, Bortles in just 3 years has surpassed Henne in Touchdowns thrown and QB Rating.

Unfortunately neither QB is good enough to be the starting Quarterback for that team. That’s where Colin Kaepernick comes in, now feelings aside, Colin is a QB who is a proven winner and has all the tools to win in the NFL. His problem isn’t on the field of play, his problem comes from what he did last year in kneeling during the National Anthem in a way to protest inequality towards African Americans.

The problem with his protest was that he not only kneeled which is perfectly within his rights to do but he wore items of clothing that seemed to almost contradict what he was protesting. For example, he wore a pair of socks with pigs in police hats on, while that is also within his rights, he had to know it would get peoples attention and whether he wanted to or not, he was/is a role model to minorities seeking equality.

The socks were a problem because it was disrespectful towards the same police who protect and escort him during game day to and from the stadium. The socks weren’t the only item of clothing that caused controversy though. Colin Kaepernick wore a shirt that had Malcom X and Fidel Castro on it, which would have been perfectly fine to some people.

When he was interviewed prior to his game with the Miami Dolphins last year about it by Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero in that call with Salguero and other South Florida reporters, Colin was asked why he wore a shirt that featured one of 20th centuries biggest oppressors in Fidel Castro, Kaepernick responded by saying he didn’t wear a Fidel Castro shirt, but a Malcolm X shirt.

After a few minutes of back and forth where Kaepernick stood his ground saying he wore a Malcolm X shirt and he wore that particular shirt because of what Malcolm X stood for, he made a mistake in saying that Fidel Castro had done some good for the cuban people. See, it’s ok for someone who comes to visit from Cuba who has agreed with the Castros policies and believe me those people do exist, but for an African American National Football League QB who is kneeling and protesting oppression towards his people he has absolutely no reason to defend Fidel Castro.

Colin Kaepernick made his own bed and has to lay in it. With that being said, the Jacksonville Jaguars can’t and probably won’t find a better QB who has an 88.9 Career Passer Rating a 70-30 TD to INT ratio. So despite all the questionable things Kaepernick has done, he deserves a chance to compete in the NFL.

Hello,My name is Juan La Riva, I am 30 years old and an avid sports fan, I was born in Venezuela but raised in Florida, I love all Miami teams of every sport but I also follow other teams closely. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Full Sail University where I studied Film. I love to take pictures and watch movies.

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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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