We are 69 days away from the 2018 NFL regular season kickoff and what better day to talk about #nice moments from last year’s Jacksonville Jaguars team.
This team last season was tired of being the butt of everyone’s jokes. They were sick of opponents consistently looking past them and onto the next game. They heard the jokes about their quarterback and went for the jugular.
In short, this team was done being the league’s doormat — turning from Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde seemingly overnight. This was a team that skipped the “we’re improving” phase, started playing good football all while having both middle fingers raised in anyone and everyone’s direction.
So let’s talk about #nice moments last season.
7. Jalen vs. Seattle
7) JALEN VS. SEATTLE— Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake) June 29, 2018
Leading up to Week 14, a reporter asked Jalen Ramsey if the #Seahawks matchup could be a "statement game" and Jalen let him know. pic.twitter.com/3EjwK2UnGo
Leading up to a Week 14 home matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, the local media was hyping up the game. One unfortunate reporter asked Jalen Ramsey if this could be “a statement game” and then went on to list the Seahawks’ accolades: Super Bowl winner, perennial playoff team, and more.
Jalen wasn’t having it.
6. The Trash Man
6) THE TRASH MAN— Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake) June 29, 2018
After losing 45-7, Jadeveon Clowney was asked about Blake Bortles. Clowney's response was two words: "He's trash." pic.twitter.com/e7A2QH6A7z
After the Jacksonville Jaguars beat down the Houston Texans on Sunday to the tune of 45-7, Jadeveon Clowney was asked about Blake Bortles and said the quarterback was still “trash” when asked about his development. That’s just a little salty from a player who left the field more times injured than he made tackles in the game.
Yes. Embrace it. Embrace being The Trash Man, Blake!
5. Hatin’ Ass Fans
5) HATIN' ASS FANS— Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake) June 29, 2018
After several late hits, dirty plays, and ejected players, fans were ready to take matters into their own hands against the #Seahawks. pic.twitter.com/D7liuHwKef
Don’t let a Gatorade bottle distract you from the Seattle Seahawks defensive linemen being a bunch of babies.
4. The Wave
4) THE WAVE— Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake) June 29, 2018
Who waves on a hit in the middle of a play? Leonard Fournette, that's who. pic.twitter.com/1fJsz1OpL0
In the middle of a 181-yard game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, rookie running back Leonard Fournette waved on a hit at opposing safety Mike Mitchell.
3. “He’s Weak”
3) "HE'S WEAK"— Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake) June 29, 2018
After getting ejected, Jalen Ramsey had some things to say about A.J. Green. pic.twitter.com/ZL52uyCahX
Jalen Ramsey thinks A.J. Green is soft and weak.
That’s according to Ramsey who is speaking about his on-field fight and ejection on Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the Cincinnati Bengals in a hard-hitting Week 9 matchup that saw Green catch just one pass for six yards.
Never change, Jalen.
2. “He’s A Dog!”
2) "HE'S A DOG!"— Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake) June 29, 2018
Jurrell Casey said Blake Bortles would "choke" in the playoffs. Malik Jackson was having none of it. pic.twitter.com/dcCIIlou1E
Jurrell Casey was interviewed shortly after the Tennessee Titans won a Week 17 matchup against the Jaguars and made his thoughts known on Blake Bortles, saying the quarterback would definitely “choke” in the playoffs if the game was put in his hands.
Malik Jackson was having none of it.
1. The Point
1) THE POINT— Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake) June 29, 2018
This play has everything — Yannick strip-sacking Big Ben, Telvin pointing at Le'Veon, Jalen hyping up the offense, Myles giving the L to the camera...
This is art. pic.twitter.com/IZsp2G8Mw6
This play has everything — Yannick Ngakoue strip-sacking Ben Roethlisberger, Telvin Smith pointing at Le’Veon Bell as he scored, Jalen Ramsey backpedaling and hyping up the offense, Myles Jack giving the L on his forehead to the cameras.
Drink it in. This is art.
What was your #nicest moment from the 2017 season? Let us know in the comments below!