INDIANAPOLIS — The Jaguars found out Friday they will be playing at least one prime-time game next season despite their 5-11 record. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the NFL Network will carry a Thursday night game from Week 2 through Week 15 and every team will make at least one appearance.
While putting together his coaching staff, new Jaguars Head Coach Mike Mularkey said there were many good moments in recent weeks. One moment in particular stood out. Early in the hiring process, Mularkey was driving to Jacksonville from Atlanta when he received a text message from Jerry Sullivan. Long considered one of the NFL’s premier receivers coaches, Sullivan spent the 2011 season out of the NFL, having retired after 19 seasons. Or so Mularkey thought.
The Super Bowl match-up this season doesn’t surprise Fred Taylor a bit. Having played for both of the coaches in Sunday’s game – New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin during the first five seasons of his career and New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick the last two – the former Jaguars running back said there’s a reason those teams are playing for the NFL Championship. It starts at the top of each organization.
McShay: "The Jaguars are desperate for help at receiver, but Blackmon is off the board and Coples presents great value at this point. He's the most talented defensive prospect in the 2012 class and showcased a versatile skill set and the potential to be a dominant player throughout Senior Bowl week."