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Jacksonville Jaguars News: Doug Marrone takes blame for bad season

Doug Marrone is taking the blame for a bad season but it’s blinding us to what’s really the problem and more Jaguars news for your Monday morning.

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Doug Marrone takes blame for woeful Jacksonville Jaguars, shields obvious errors

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone is shouldering the blame for the team’s four-game losing streak, saying he “hasn’t done a good enough job for whatever reason to get everyone’s mind in the right place.”

Marrone insists he’s not trying to be a “martyr, a shield or anything like that.”

Truth is he’s protecting everyone: top executive Tom Coughlin, general manager Dave Caldwell, inconsistent quarterback Blake Bortles, unavailable running back Leonard Fournette and dozens more underperforming players on an underachieving team.

Former Jaguars offensive lineman Vince Manuwai dies at 38

Former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Vince Manuwai died at the age of 38. Manuwai was reportedly was moving into an apartment in the Kakaako neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii this morning when he collapsed. According to the Honolulu Police Department, foul play is not suspected.

3 Jaguars players to watch in the second half of the season

The first half of the 2018 NFL season was as disappointing for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Great expectations were doused with injuries and a lack of consistency on both offense and defense. The five losses the team suffered were damaging to the locker room and the core of the franchise. A herculean effort in the final eight games by the entire 53-man roster will be crucial for this team, led by head coach Doug Marrone, to make a charge to the postseason. The Jaguars are down, but not out.

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