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Several reasons to be optimistic about Jaguars schedule

By Hays Carlyon I knew it was going to be nasty. With the 17-game model dictating that all AFC teams would play eight home games and nine road games this season, I knew the schedule was going to look bad for the Jaguars. Playing a “home” game in London meant the Jaguars would be playing only seven games in Jacksonville – AND 10 ELSEWHERE. That kind of disparity is going […]

todayMay 15, 2024

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Draft wrap: Projecting Jaguars 53-man roster

By Hays Carlyon The NFL Draft is behind us. The Jaguars had a strong three days – I’d give general manager Trent Baalke and coach Doug Pederson an A- as a grade – adding nine players, plus picking up a third-rounder and fourth-rounder from Minnesota in the 2025 draft for trading back six spots in the first round. So, how does the roster look now? Let’s project the 53-man roster […]

todayApril 29, 2024

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Playmaking and picks: Jags get WR Brian Thomas, add picks in trade down

By Hays Carlyon The Jaguars boosted their play-making ability on offense and boosted their 2025 draft haul. That's a good night. Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke and coach Doug Pederson selected LSU receiver Brian Thomas with the 23rd-overall pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. The Jaguars moved down six spots in a trade with Minnesota, adding a fifth-rounder this year as well as a third and fourth-round pick […]

todayApril 26, 2024

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Free agency wrap: Projecting Jaguars 53-man roster and draft plan

By Hays Carlyon We’ve made it to April. The NFL Draft buzz will now hit new levels as the first round unfolds on the 25th. The Jaguars were active in free agency, strengthening the roster in a multitude of ways. Now, comes the part in the offseason where championships are truly won. If Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke can deliver a fantastic draft haul, there’s no reason the Jaguars can’t […]

todayApril 1, 2024

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Jaguars season ends in stunning collapse

By Hays Carlyon NASHVILLE -- Agony. Pure agony. That’s all that’s left from a Jaguars season that started 8-3 only to be washed away by six weeks of embarrassing, mistake-filled football. Pathetic. In a six-week span, the Jaguars window as contenders disintegrated. Everyone had a hand in the final humiliation, a 28-20 loss to lowly Tennessee on Sunday in the regular-season finale that dropped the Jaguars to 9-8. Tennessee entered […]

todayJanuary 7, 2024

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Jaguars look sharp vs. Panthers in snapping losing skid

By Hays Carlyon Jaguars coach Doug Pederson has talked for weeks about the team needing to “eliminate the BS.” The self-destruction. The unforced errors. Handing points away. Finally, Pederson got his clean game. The Jaguars didn’t commit a turnover and only were called for one penalty in a 26-0 rout over lowly Carolina on Sunday at EverBank Stadium. The Jaguars (9-7) survived without injured starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence (shoulder) because […]

todayDecember 31, 2023

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Jaguars simply aren’t tough or smart enough to win

By Hays Carlyon Tough teams don’t get routinely whipped at the line of scrimmage. Tough teams don’t lose five of their first seven games at home. The Jaguars are not a tough team. That fatal flaw is getting too hard to ignore and too glaring to imagine that this team will in fact defend its AFC South crown. Baltimore was the latest squad to manhandle the Jaguars, winning 23-7 Sunday […]

todayDecember 18, 2023

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Jaguars receivers awful without Kirk in loss at Browns

By Hays Carlyon CLEVELAND – Where have you gone, Christian Kirk? Jaguars nation turns its lonely eyes to you. The dependable and playmaking Jaguars receiver suffered a core muscle injury last week and is on injured reserve. He was sorely missed. The Jaguars receivers turned in a dismal effort in a 31-27 loss at Cleveland on Sunday. The Jaguars committed four turnovers. Two of those were direct results of mistakes […]

todayDecember 10, 2023

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Monday Night Football turns into nightmare for Jaguars

By Hays Carlyon I don’t know why I’m writing this. Who would want to read about a nightmare? We were all excited for the Jaguars to host Monday Night Football for the first time in over a decade. There was a spectacular pre-game light show that fans participated in with their phones. And then over the course of three hours, the light started to slowly dim on the Jaguars’ lofty […]

todayDecember 5, 2023