Running back Maurice Jones-Drew is on the threshold of becoming only the fourth Jaguars player to make the Pro Bowl three or more years in a row. Jones-Drew, who is leading the league in rushing with 1,334 yards, finished second in the fan voting to Houston’s Arian Foster, who won the rushing title last season. Foster is fifth this season.
Jaguars receiver Mike Thomas passed a concussion test on Thursday and was cleared to play. But whether or not he does play will depend on if he develops symptoms before Saturday. "I think, for me, I wouldn’t be comfortable if I didn’t feel the way I thought I needed to feel," Thomas said.
The Jaguars’ special teams have a special goal in Tennessee on Christmas Eve. They can give special-teams coach Russ Purnell a Christmas present if they can score a touchdown for the third game in a row.
I find it hard to hate the Tennessee Titans as much as I once did, and this troubles me. I believe that for a fan to have a healthy, functional existence, they must be balanced out with equal parts of positive and negative passion. My positive passion is directed towards all that is just and good in this league, namely, the Jaguars. My negative passion manifests itself in the form of a nemesis, and that nemesis has been Jeff Fisher and everything he represented as head coach of the Titans.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. As such, we’ll be taking the Christmas Vacation DVD along for the ride to Tennessee in sort of an homage to road trips past with my predecessor. Yes, those were heady, memorable days covering the Jaguars in the 1990s. Clark. Rusty. Cousin Eddie. VHS-compatible television in the hotel rooms.
Whatever the circumstance, Cameron Bradfieldsaid he prepares the same. But Bradfield said one thing obviously will be different Saturday should he start at offensive tackle for the Jaguars for a second time this season.