JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: A general view of EverBank Field ahead of the Tennessee Titans versus Jacksonville Jaguars on September 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Time to take a spin around the internet to see what others are saying about the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Gene Frenette: Jaguars are sending wrong message | jacksonville.com
There might not be any NFL franchise more obsessed about national perception than the Jaguars, which is sometimes counterproductive to doing business. While it’s convenient to have deep-pocketed Anheuser-Busch fork over the money to buy enough tickets to avoid a television blackout of Sunday’s game against Cincinnati Bengals, it ultimately sends the wrong message.
Jack Del Rio, Marvin Lewis are NFL's ultimate head-coaching survivors | jacksonville.com
Folksy Bum Phillips, who was fired by the Houston Oilers in 1980 after losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion in the playoffs three years in a row, once said there are two kinds of coaches. "Them that's fired and them that's gonna be fired,'' Phillips said. Getting fired is an occupational hazard for coaches in the NFL, where the pressure is always to win sooner rather than later.
Jaguars Notebook: Safety Reggie Nelson thriving in Cincinnati | jacksonville.com
A change of scenery seems to have helped Reggie Nelson. The Bengals safety will return this week to his home state and the city where he began his NFL career. This time he'll be here as part of the top-ranked defense in the NFL, leading the team in solo tackles. "I think he's back playing football the way he's capable of," Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said. "It looks like he's settled in, and he's comfortable with what they're asking him to do."
Balance is the goal - Jaguars news on jaguars.com
Dirk Koetter wanted to provide some clarity. Koetter, the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator, spoke to the media shortly before practice on Thursday, and said the reality of the Jaguars’ game planning runs a bit contrary to what many may believe. The Jaguars ran far more than they passed two weeks ago in a loss at Carolina. This past week against the New Orleans Saints, they reversed that, passing far more than they ran – and far more than many who have watched the offense in recent years expected.
Back to basics - Jaguars news on jaguars.com
Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny said the stopping the run will be key against Cincinnati. Not only do the Bengals run effectively – with running back Cedric Benson rushing for 348 yards on 77 carries this season – the Jaguars allowed 177 yards rushing to the Saints last Sunday. The effort against New Orleans came after the Jaguars entered the game having allowed 251 yards rushing in the first three games.
Cincinnati Bengals Scouting Report | Jaguars Blog
Cincinnati travels to Jacksonville this Sunday in the battle of the small market, big jungle cat teams. It will be an interesting matchup for many reasons, not the least of which is the abundant similarities. Head coaches Marvin Lewis and Jack Del Rio both have coaching roots stemming from their time in Baltimore together, with Lewis as the defensive coordinator and Del Rio as the linebackers coach. They are also two of the longest-tenured head coaches in the league, despite middling success with their respective franchises and constant inquires about whose seat is the hottest. Lastly, the cities in which they reside are under constant scrutiny by the national media for failure to sell tickets in the midst of a crippling recession ravaging their respective fan bases.