Jalen Ramsey not as talkative amid Jaguars’ struggles on defense
The Jaguars defense has struggled in recent weeks and according to ESPN’s Mike DiRocco it has caused the most talkative member of the team to tone down his press conferences and throw a little less heat in his post-practice sound bytes. “Ramsey’s longest answer Thursday was in response to a query about his thoughts regarding this weekend’s matchup with Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins at TIAA Bank Field,” writes DiRocco.
Doug Marrone: Will take hard work to fix problems; there’s no ‘magic pill’
When Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone was asked about the Jaguars’ recent struggles, he was quick to hold himself accountable for the mistakes but also just as quick to remind us that the road back to consistent success on the field is not one that can be finished overnight. “There is no magic pill or magic moment that you can just snap your fingers and go,” Marrone said. “The only way to start playing better is you have to work your ass off. You have to work hard. You have to go back there. You have to coach better. We have to play better. I have to do a better job. That is how simple it is.”
Jaguars fans think we’re losing to the Texans this week
With Bad Blake Bortles in effect, there shouldn’t be a game you feel comfortable about the Jaguars winning. And it’s reflected in this recent poll by SBNation, where fans believe Jacksonville will lose by at least one point against Houston.
And in other Jaguars news ...
- Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan has withdrawn his bid to purchase Wembley Stadium in London and fans are (or should be) happy about it. It should end relocation talk, but it probably won’t.
- Deshaun Watson has declared himself “healthy” for the important AFC South matchup on Sunday, according to Herbie Teope of NFL.com. Watson, who is officially listed on the injury report with a chest injury, had the opportunity Wednesday to respond to a report of him playing with a partially collapsed lung and a broken rib against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5.
- DeAndre Hopkins was held out of practice on Thursday but it would be surprising if he wasn’t a go for this weekend.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars hit the practice field again on Thursday with both running back Leonard Fournette and D.J. Hayden not expected to practice. That isn’t a big surprise and I think the fact that Fournette missed practice two days in a row would lean towards him not playing. It’s not official just yet, but I’d be surprised if he missed that much.