Before training camp this year, Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio sat down with guard Uche Nwaneri and told him things to improve. His technique suffered at times, and it was keeping Nwaneri from playing as well as the Jaguars thought he could when they signed him to a five-year extension worth $24 million with $8.5 million guaranteed in September of 2010.
The Cleveland Browns have a pretty good idea of the Jaguars’ game plan on Sunday. After all, the Browns rank 30th against the run and the Jaguars have
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As a fan of a Jaguars team that has yet to go to a Super Bowl and has suffered some middling seasons of late, I tend to indulge myself from time to time with thoughts of this town’s bad luck. We had our incredible 1999 season derailed by three losses to the hated Tennessee Titans, the 2008 push for the Super Bowl was snake-bitten from the start, we’re the red-headed stepchild of the league for our attendance issues in the midst of a recession, and we’ve had free agency and draft busts aplenty (looking at you Bryce [Paup], Jerry [Porter], R-Jay [Soward], Reggie [Williams], Matt [Jones] and ninja Harvey [Derrick]).
Rashean Mathis remains confident better days are ahead for the Jaguars, and soon. The Jaguars’ veteran cornerback said he’s just sorry he’s not going to be part of it – at least not for the remainder of this season.
Ten weeks into most NFL seasons we have a good sense of head-coaching jobs coming open and the prime candidates for them. This year feels different. Jim Caldwell may coach a potential 0-16 team. But to hear Bill Polian talk, the Colts’ coach may well survive. In Jacksonville, Jack Del Rio’s got one year left on his contract and a lame-duck staff.