First Off the Field: Dolphins 27, Jaguars 3
The Jaguars’ new era kicked off quietly Friday. Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne, battling for the Jaguars’ starting quarterback position, combined to produce three first-half points, a slow start offensively that became a 27-3 loss to the Miami Dolphins in the 2013 preseason opener at EverBank Field Friday. “We had some good plays and started to get in a flow offensively,” Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said at halftime of his head coaching debut at EverBank Field in downtown Jacksonville.
Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon escorted to locker room following sideline altercation | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon may not have been able to play in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins due to recent groin surgery, but he made his presence known while watching the game from the sideline.
Rookie playmakers Ace Sanders, Denard Robinson show signs for Jaguars | jacksonville.com
The Jaguars finally got to see what two of their new offensive toys could do against an opponent.Receiver Ace Sanders and offensive weapon Denard Robinson each had bright spots in Jacksonville’s 27-3 loss to Miami in its preseason opener Friday night at EverBank Field.Sanders needed little time to excite the crowd. The fourth-round pick broke a 22-yard return on his second punt return of the game.The 5-foot-7 Sanders averaged 15.3 yards per punt return last season at South Carolina, breaking eight for at least 27 yards.
Just a start
Breathe deep. Relax. Good. Now, say this to yourself: It’s Week 1. Of the preseason. That’s right, *the preseason.* If you’re a Jaguars fan, maybe that makes you feel better. Or not. But whatever, the reality is while a 27-3 loss to the Miami Dolphins in the 2013 preseason opener wasn’t what Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley wanted from his debut, it was still what it was: The preseason. And for this team, the first game of that preseason was a start.