Maurice Jones-Drew explains the unfairness of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement with an analogy: "You know, you can't have a doctor come out of med school and a certain hospital says, 'You have to work for us.' That doesn't work. You get to shop yourself around." See if you can spot the problem with MJD's analogy (http://www.nrmp.org/about_nrmp/index.html)
Who is the one player from this division you see having a breakout year? Sam: I’m going out on a limb a little with this one because we didn’t see it for that long in 2011, but Derrick Cox put up some truly ridiculous coverage numbers and looked like he finally had the light go on. When I say ‘truly ridiculous numbers’, what I mean is that his name is the only one around or ahead of Darrelle Revis when you set the snap threshold low enough for 2011. Essentially, for the time he was playing last year he was putting up numbers that were right there with the best corner in football. Now, it’s by no means a sure thing that he returns to that level of play this year, but I’m looking for him to at least show that it was no fluke.http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/08/29/afc-south-4-questions-4-analysts/
Source: Brett Brackett was claimed by the Jaguars. They signed him to be on their PS briefly last year. Wanted to get him back.Per @PhillyFollower I have a source that told me he was claimed by the Jags.
This just in: #Jaguars try to further globalize their brand by announcing they will play future home games in French Guiana!!!Orlando Sentinel sports reporter Mike Bianchi, obviously still sore that the Jags won't bring a game to that decrepit piece of $#!t called the Citrus Bowl.
8) Keep him in one spot. Cameron Bradfield has moved into the starting right tackle role. Mularkey said the team moved Bradfield around too much last week, having him play guard and left tackle. It’s time to put him in the right side and see what he can do.http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/10-things-the-Jaguars-must-do-against-New-Orleans-/5c834186-c7e0-4ffa-8b94-2d0d20fa37d1
Cameron Bradfield In limited time last season, offensive tackle Cameron Bradfield showed well, particularly as a pass blocker where he surrendered only four total pressures on 102 pass block attempts. He got the start at right tackle in this game and looks poised to take over the back up role from Guy Whimper who graded at -13.5 last season. The game started out on a sour note as Bradfield got beaten to the inside by DE Justin Tuck who picked up a hit on Gabbert. He was pretty solid on his 11 other pass block attempts at RT, but it was his run blocking where he made his mark. Bradfield was able to seal Tuck, Austin, and Jason Pierre-Paul on run plays and he was a key part of RB Rashad Jennings’ 56 yards on 12 carries. In the second half, Bradfield got some work in at left tackle and the results were ugly. By my count, he gave up two pressures and a hit on just nine pass block attempts and he also picked up a false start. He appeared much more comfortable playing on the right side against the Giants’ starters than he did playing on the left side against their backups.http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/08/13/first-impressions-jaguars-giants/
Middle of the pack: Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins Buffalo has been so bad on defense for so long and they continue to adjust their scheme. I need to see it to believe it. Atlanta and Jacksonville lack the pass rushers to be elite. The Jaguars defense overachieved last year. There is some sleeper potential in Oakland if Dennis Allen is legit. It's been a while since Washington's Jim Haslett ran a difference-making unit.http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000047364/article/defensive-power-rankings-texans-niners-elite?module=HP11_cp
MOVING OVER John Estes said he doesn’t mind the move, and in fact, he welcomes the chance. Estes, the Jaguars’ backup center, worked extensively with the starting lineup at guard Monday morning during the team’s padded practice at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields. Estes, a three-year veteran from Hawaii, said he worked at guard at times this past off-season during organized team activities, and the team worked him with the starters Monday in the wake of injuries to starting guard Will Rackley (high-ankle sprain) and reserve Jason Spitz (sprained foot).http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-InsideTheJaguars/Inside-Training-Camp-Day-9/550a508d-b956-4d30-984d-9d15df0fab64