Saturday primer: Jaguars-Raiders
The Jaguars are on the road for a long, long time. But for now, and until the game Sunday in Oakland is over, Head Coach Gus Bradley said all of the peripheries – the 10-day road trip to the West Coast, the extra day in a hotel Saturday, all of it – matters a lot less than the immediate. The immediate is Sunday’s game... The Raiders... The Black Hole in Oakland... Mainly, Bradley said the focus is on continuing to improve. However that has to get done. "It’s all set," Bradley said late this week as the Jaguars (0-1) prepared to play the Raiders (0-1) at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., Sunday at 4:25 p.m.
Jaguars promote Marcus Burley, Jeremy Ebert from practice squad | ProFootballTalk
The Jaguars promoted rookie cornerback Marcus Burley and first-year wide receiver Jeremy Ebert from their practice squad on Saturday, according to the NFL's official transactions. With Burley and Ebert joining the roster, the Jaguars waived second-year offensive guard Jacques McClendon and first-year defensive end Chris McCoy.
For next two weeks, Jags must defend NFL's newest fad: the read option | jacksonville.com
His season-long suspension for the bounty scandal completed, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was at Senior Bowl last January in Mobile, Ala., discussing the boiler-plate topics — his exile, his return, when he was asked about the read option, which burst onto the NFL scene last year."It’s nerve-wracking," he said. "My thought was, ‘I don’t know enough about it and that bothers me.’ "Payton could have been speaking for the majority of his coaching colleagues.