The Aftermath: Eagles 34, Jaguars 17

The Jacksonville Jaguars put up a good fight in the first half, but ultimately they fell short at Philadelphia on Sunday, losing 34-17.

Allen Hurns

 The Jaguars fell just short at the end as they played conservative during the second half after 2 TD strikes to rookie free agent Allen Hurns. Chad Henne had a solid game vs. the Eagles, passing for over 260 yards and 2 touchdowns with 0 interceptions, for a passer rating of 89. Marqise Lee had a solid game, catching 6 balls for 62 yards. Allen Robinson had 1 catch for 0 yards. The defense had an outstanding game, picking off Nick Foles and forcing two fumbles (and recovering both!). Toby Gerhart had a rough day, running for just over 40 yards. The Jaguars led 17-0 at halftime but gave up 34 unanswered points in the second half.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Allen Hurns

He caught four balls for 102 yards and two touchdowns… for a nomination for rookie of the week.

BEST SIDE OF BALL: DEFENSE

The offense may have had an outstanding first half, but fell apart during the second. The defense remained consistent and stopped Foles many times. They got worn out late in the game, but you can’t do anything about that.

JOSH SCOBEE

He had a rough day, hitting one for 49 yards out of three. He missed a 50 yard-er and had a 30 yard-er blocked. He made two out of two extra points.

BLAKE BORTLES

Did not play at all during the season opener…

 

We will have more in-depth analysis later during the week, so stay tuned to Generation Teal!

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Jaguars vs. Eagles: 2014 Season Opener Preview

The Jacksonville Jaguars will face off against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, at 1:00 pm EST. View our predictions, stats, and more right here at Generation Teal!

 

Blake Bortles

The Jacksonville Jaguars have a 3-1 record against the Eagles in the regular season, but with the Eagles farther ahead than the Jags in their rebuilding process, who will earn the victory this time?

Our Prediction: Eagles 24, Jaguars 14

While the Jaguars are improving in what has been dubbed as “Year Two” under head coach Gus Bradley, the Eagles have a stunning offense compared to the Jags. The defense is key in this match up between the two teams.

Key Jaguars Player: Toby Gerhart

With Cecil Shorts III ruled out against the Eagles, and Chad Henne as the starting quarterback, our focus turns to the running game. The Jaguars need Gerhart to perform like Barry Sanders to have an impact for the Jags. He is filling in after MJD, so remember to keep an eye on him.

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles had an outstanding preseason, as he threw for two touchdowns and over 500 yards. Chad Henne gets the nod to start, but with a young offensive line, we might see Bortles sometime this season.

The Final Word

While the Jaguars are improving, we don’t think the Jaguars will be ready for an opponent like the Eagles, but who knows? Get ready for the 2014 season!

 

Jaguars vs. Falcons – What to watch for

Many fans out there want to see the highlight of the 2014 NFL Preseason – Blake Bortles. But that’s not all you should look forward to. Here’s Generation Teal’s “What to watch for” for the conclusion to the preseason.

#1: Ricky Stanzi vs. Stephen Morris

Ricky Stanzi is more experienced but that won’t stop Morris from putting up a battle. The Jaguars could keep 2, 3, or 4 QBs for the 2014 season, but look for which one of these guys looks better.

#2: The Center position battle

Will it be Luke Bowanko? Will it be Mike Brewster? Will it be Jacques McClendon? Brewster started the first two preseason games, but McClendon started week 3. Be sure to watch for who looks the best.

#3: Wide receivers

Look for Cecil Shorts III, Ace Sanders (who is returning for this game only), and Tandon Doss. Oh, and you might want to watch Allen Hurns and see what he does.

#4: Chad Henne

Henne will start the first regular season game, so be sure to check out how he looks. Bortles will be a story line as well, but let’s see how Henne looks this game.

That’s all for this preseason game! Get ready for the regular season, starting for the Jaguars on September 7th.

Jaguars Roster Cuts: Down to 75 players

On Sunday, the Jaguars released wide receiver Ramses Barden, linebacker Allen Bradford, guard/center Antoine Caldwell, linebacker Josh Hull, running back Harvey Unga, safety Joe Young, center Patrick Lewis, and corner Mike Harris. They waived injured veteran defensive tackle David Carter, along with rookie long snapper Charley Hughlett and rookie wide receiver Kenny Shaw.

The Jags placed rookie defensive back Aaron Colvin on the reserve/non-football injury list on Tuesday.

 

Post-Game Report: Jaguars fall to 1-2 in preseason after 13-12 loss vs. Lions

Once again the Jaguars fall just short. For the second consecutive week, the Jaguars lost by one point.

blake bortles

 

After another week of good play from Bortles and Co., Head Coach Gus Bradley said after the game that Chad Henne will start the first regular season game. The Jaguars lost to the Lions 13-12 after a fourth quarter rally by the Lions’ reserves. Blake Bortles had his first touchdown reception to Allen Hurns in the third quarter. Overall the game was considered a success by the coaching staff and by the players. The defense let the Lions have some big plays, and need to correct that.

Other Headlines:

  • Bortles has completed 28 of 44 for 435 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions in three preseason games…
  • Hurns caught seven passes for 113 yards Friday, including five receptions for 76 yards in the first half…
  • Cecil Shorts III played in the game vs. the Lions…
  • Josh Scobee sustained a quad injury and did not return in the game…
  • On Bortles first drive in the second quarter, he had a 76 yard drive to set up a field goal with :05 seconds remaining in the first half…
  • The Jaguars play the Falcons on Thursday, August 28…

Jaguars stand at 1-1 halfway through the preseason [Old Content]

Note: Old Content from “Go Jacksonville Jaguars” posted on August 21, 2014.

The Jacksonville Jaguars stand at 1-1 after beating the Bucs and losing to the Bears. Rookie QB Blake Bortles has look great through the first two preseason games. Chad Henne had a solid second game vs. the Bears. Marquise Lee looked good during the second game as well. The jaguars are sure to play their best vs. the Lions tomorrow. Stay here at Go Jacksonville Jaguars for full coverage.

2014 NFL Draft Editorial – Is Blake Bortles the guy? [Old Content]

Note: Old content from “Go Jacksonville Jaguars” posted on May 24, 2014.

Many people have criticized the Jaguars for taking QB Blake Bortles with the 3rd overall pick in the draft. Was it a good pick? In my opinion, yes it was. You couldn’t have expected Bortles to be there in the second round. Some reports have said that other team had interest in him. As for why he is sitting out one year, it’s simple. Would you want to have a guy like him become Blaine Gabbert all over again? Bradley and the crew want to make sure no pressure is on him to perform well.