Jaguars news roundup 9/18

Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars news around the internet you may have missed.

Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien shows promise against Raiders | jacksonville.com
The Jaguars are in need of an intimidator in the secondary.Rookie strong safety Johnathan Cyprien took a step toward filling that void in Sunday’s 19-9 loss at Oakland.The 6-foot, 217-pound Cyprien delivered three audible pops in the game and forced a fumble. It was a welcome sight for the Jaguars, who selected Cyprien with the opening pick of the second round (33rd overall) in April.

Five questions, five answers: Jacksonville Jaguars | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Q1: What kind of reception has Gus Bradley gotten from the fans there so far? A: Because the Jaguars are without a franchise quarterback or many name players, Bradley was thrust into the spotlight as the team’s face/appearance speaker/TV commercial pitch man shortly after he was hired and he’s thrived in that role. But that was before his team went 0-2 to start the year. Bradley remains immensely popular among the fan base because of his personality and fire, something that former coach Mike Mularkey didn’t show publicly. The hard-core fans know this is a massive rebuilding project and are willing to back Bradley (and general manager Dave Caldwell) in their youth movement … but they also want to see some signs of progress.

Setting the table: Jaguars-Seahawks
The storylines for the Jaguars as they prepare for the Seattle Seahawks are several-fold. One is the status of running back Maurice Jones-Drew, which may not be known until later in the week. Another is the health of Blaine Gabbert, who isn’t expected to play Sunday in Seattle, which means the Jaguars probably will start Chad Henne at quarterback for a second consecutive week. But the main issue for the Jaguars is this: Whoever is available, can they compete with one of the best teams in the NFL in one of the league’s toughest venues? The Seahawks (2-0), who lost in an NFC Divisional Playoff a year ago, have improved steadily in recent years. After a 29-3 victory over defending NFC Champion San Francisco this past Sunday, some analysts rate Seattle as the best team in the NFL.

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