Nobody hates the B-word more than Jaguars president Mark Lamping. His job is to move the franchise away from that dreaded financial nightmare, which continues to be unfairly connected to Jacksonville. Jaguars' blackouts are so 2009. They just can't seem to shake the national perception, fueled by media laziness, that Shad Khan bought a team most prone to not showing home games on television. The truth is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders blacked out more home games than the Jaguars since '09, but why ruin a convenient myth?
The fog grows thicker around Jeris Pendleton, even now as he is so close to a dream that life delayed. Light shines through occasionally, the Jacksonville Jaguars gave the defensive tackle a chance when they drafted Pendleton in the seventh round in April. Now he’ll spend the summer working for a roster spot, fighting to prove he’s not too old at 28, and that he can still be an NFL player, despite the years he spent away from the game.