Jaguars Offseason News

With the 2014 NFL season drawing to an end, Generation Teal will be posting news alerts about everything the Jaguars do this offseason.

BORTLES TO ORGANIZE PASSING CAMP
Blake Bortles is starting a passing camp with his teammates in California very soon. “Anybody that runs a route and catches passes is invited,” Bortles told The Florida Times-Union. “I’ve talked to everybody, and everybody’s in.” The receiving corps of the Jaguars includes Allen Robinson (placed on IR during the year), Marqise Lee, and Marcedes Lewis, among others.

JAGUARS HIRE NEW OFFENSIVE STAFF
After firing Jedd Fisch in December, Gus Bradley hired Greg Olson to be the Jags new offensive coordinator and Doug Marrone to be the assistant head coach and offensive line coach. Soon thereafter, Nathaniel Hackett of the Bills and Kelly Skipper of the Raiders joined the offensive staff as the QBs coach and RBs coach, respectively.

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JAGUARS 2014 DRAFT CLASS MID-SEASON GRADES

Before the game vs. the Colts tomorrow, Generation Teal will highlight which rookies have been the best, and the ones who need to have a better second half of the season for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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QB BLAKE BORTLES: B-

Analysis: Bortles has shown us enough to make us realize he is the future, but his current performance must improve overall. He has revitalized the offense, but he needs to stop throwing so many interceptions.

WR ALLEN ROBINSON: A+

Analysis: Robinson had a near-perfect season, but sadly he was put on IR after being injured vs. the Cowboys. He was Bortles third-down target, and had two touchdowns along with over 40 receptions on the season.

WR MARQISE LEE: F

Analysis: To be fair, we haven’t really seen much of him. But word has it that he is still learning the playbook, and ever since starting the first two games of the season, he’s been virtually non-existent. He figures to have a more extended role now that Robinson is out for the season.

OG BRANDON LINDER: A

Analysis: Linder has been outstanding during the season, and while he was out during the last game, the running game for the Jaguars struggled. He is deserving of a Pro-Bowl vote.

CB AARON COLVIN: Incomplete

Analysis: He hasn’t even seen the field yet due to an injury he got before being drafted, but he will indeed play vs. the Colts tomorrow.

LB TELVIN SMITH: B+

Analysis: Smith has had an up-and-down season, but has made plays when they were needed and was even named the AFC Defensive Player of Week earlier during the year. He has a promising career ahead of himself.

DE CHRIS SMITH: Incomplete

Analysis: He has only played in two games and recorded two tackles for 0.5 sacks. He was on the practice squad before being promoted in October.

C LUKE BOWANKO: A

Analysis: Bowanko has played well as a center replacing Brad Meester, and has been key to the this offense.

RB STORM JOHNSON: C

Analysis: Johnson has been good during his limited time, scoring two touchdowns. But, when Toby Gerhart returned he was deactivated for every game since.

OVERALL DRAFT CLASS GRADE: A-

This class has a chance to become the future of this franchise. Every single player selected has tons of potential, and personally I think this is the best class the Jaguars have had.

Jaguars vs. Colts: REMATCH! (Game Preview 11/23/2014)

The Jacksonville Jaguars will face off against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, at 1:00 pm EST for a chance to redeem their season in the second half. View our predictions, stats, and more right here at Generation Teal!

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have an 1-9 record so far this season, for last place in the AFC South. The Colts are better than the Jaguars, but with Blake Bortles, Denard Robinson, and other stars playing, the Jags do indeed have a chance to win, but they need to clean up their turnovers.

Our Prediction: Colts 35, Jaguars 17

The Colts are coming off of an ugly loss vs. New England, so playing at home vs. the 1-9 Jags will make it easier to get a win against us. Blake Bortles has not had a turnover-free game to date, but he has had a chance to clean up some stuff during the bye week. Most games we have played in have been close since week 3, when Bortles came in at halftime vs. the very same Colts. The defense had stepped up for a few games, but have let it slip a little these past 3 weeks. All of this factors factor into the probable loss at the Colts for the Jags.

Key Jaguars Position: Strong Safety/Free Safety

Johnathan Cyprien and Josh Evans need to improve their game if they want to stop the hot Colts offense. If Cyprien can actually tackle, I feel the Jags can be better on defense this week.

Key Jaguars Player(s): Blake Bortles and Denard Robinson

Blake Bortles has had good moments and bad moments this year, but he has regressed a little since he started playing. If he can clean up the turnovers and make good throws, he should be fine. Denard Robinson has been outstanding this season, having two 100-yard rushing games in a row and he even had a multiple touchdown game vs. the Cowboys. If the Jags give him the ball against the poor Colts running defense, we should be able to move the chains quit a lot.

TURNOVER PREDICTION: 2 turnovers

Bortles must make throws, but they can’t all be risky throws that usually turn into interceptions. He has to give Denard the ball.

The Final Word

The season can still be saved! They must perform well (and win!) to gain any type of momentum. #BortlesKombat and #StandUnited!

Jaguars versus Titans: #StormWarning (Preview)

The Jacksonville Jaguars will face off against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, at 1:00 pm EST for a chance to prove themselves. View our predictions, stats, and more right here at Generation Teal!

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have an 0-5 record so far this season, for last place in the AFC South. The Titans are not much better than the Jaguars. The Jaguars finally have a chance to  win a game. With Blake Bortles starting for the Jaguars, Ace Sanders back, and Toby Gerhart out, the Jags can win. Who will earn the victory this time?

Our Prediction: Titans 18, Jaguars 21

Blake Bortles. Storm Johnson. Denard Robinson. Allen Hurns. These players on offense can win the Jags a few games. Meanwhile, on defense, they had a much better game vs the Steelers, only allowing 10 points. The Jaguars will not have Toby Gerhart play against the Titans, but we feel the Jags can win this game with Bortles at the helm.

Key Jaguars Position: Runningbacks

Storm Johnson will get more carries, because last Sunday he had a 20 yard run. I feel that Todman, Johnson, and Robinson will do a nice job. I also feel that they are the key to winning this game.

Key Jaguars Player(s): Storm Johnson & Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles struggled last Sunday, throwing two picks and less than 200 yards. He will need to perform at a higher level now, along with Storm Johnson (his buddy from UCF).

Player/coach with the most to lose on Sunday: HC Gus Bradley

Gus Bradley needs to get his defense to be consistent, and the offense to put up points with Bortles. Bradley said this week that they are game planning for 3 QBs to play on Sunday. Yikes. They must call better plays and let Bortles toss it up!

The Final Word

The season can still be saved!. They must perform well (and win!) Sunday to have any chance of making the playoffs, however. The Jaguars are much better with Bortles, and we think the Jaguars will be ready for the Titans, but who knows? Get ready for #BortlesKombat, because there’s a #StormWarning!

Jaguars vs. Chargers: Bortles’ first start (Preview)

The Jacksonville Jaguars will face off against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, at 4:05 pm EST for Blake Bortles’ first start of the 2014 regular season. View our predictions, stats, and more right here at Generation Teal!

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have an 0-3 record so far this season, for last place in the AFC South. The Chargers are much better than the Jaguars, no question. The Jaguars do have a chance to shock the world though, with Blake Bortles finally starting for the Jaguars. Who will earn the victory this time?

Our Prediction: Chargers 32, Jaguars 24

With Chad Henne, the Jags are uninspired. With Blake Bortles, the team plays better. This is evident because the Jaguars scored 2 TDs and had a FG in the second half of the game vs. the Colts. Gus Bradley even admitted this after the game. I believe the Jaguars will play better with Bortles on offense. That being said, our defense has been surprisingly horrible after the first half against the Eagles. I believe we will have a closer game, but will still lose.

Key Jaguars Position: Linebackers

Blake Bortles held up against the Colts, as he scrambled and ran and threw for an 82 passer rating. The offensive line can play better with an athletic QB. The linebackers, however, has played below expectations. Paul Posluszny will need to have a better game on Sunday if the Jags want to win the game.

Key Jaguars Player: Toby Gerhart

The Jags need a running game. Toby Gerhart is not a good running back. Bortles can run, Denard Robinson can run. Toby Gerhart can not. He will remain on this list until he shows me otherwise. Prediction: 6 CAR, 24 YDS, 3 REC, 31 YDS.

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles had an outstanding preseason, as he threw for two touchdowns and over 500 yards. He sat out the first two and a half games of the regular season, but threw for over 220 yards and 2 touchdowns in the second half vs. the Colts. He will finally start vs. the Chargers, and we predict he will have 330 yards passing for 3 TDs and 50 yards rushing.

The Final Word

The arrow is finally pointing “up”. They must perform well (and win!) Sunday to have any chance of making the playoffs, however. While the Jaguars will be much better with Bortles, we don’t think the Jaguars will be ready for an opponent like the Chargers, but who knows? Get ready for #BortlesKombat!

Jaguars vs. Colts: Home-Opener Preview

The Jacksonville Jaguars will face off against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, at 1:00 pm EST for the home opener of the 2014 regular season. View our predictions, stats, and more right here at Generation Teal!

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have an 0-2 record so far this season, tied for last in the AFC South with the Colts. The Colts are much better than the Jaguars, no question. The Jaguars do have a chance to shock the world though. Who will earn the victory this time?

Our Prediction: Colts 35, Jaguars 3

With a horrible second game in 2014 and injuries mounting, the Jaguars will not be able to secure a win Sunday. With that being said, you have to expect the worst from the Jaguars. The offensive line needs to protect Chad Henne if the Jags want to win this game.

Key Jaguars Position: Offensive Line

Chad Henne has proven that he has what it takes to be a starting QB in my mind, but the offensive line is horrible right now and they need to be able to protect Henne against one of the worst pass-rushing defenses in the league.

Key Jaguars Player: Toby Gerhart

While I was tempted to put Luke Bowanko here, Toby Gerhart is the biggest question mark. Will he get 10 yards rushing? 20? Our prediction is 24 yards rushing, with 36 yards receiving. Although the Colts defense is not the best, Toby Gerhart does not have what it takes to be a starting running back. Gerhart is listed as probable for Sunday’s game vs. the Colts.

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles had an outstanding preseason, as he threw for two touchdowns and over 500 yards. He sat out the first two games of the regular season. Chad Henne still gets the nod to start, but with a young offensive line, we could see Bortles sometime this season.

The Final Word

The Jaguars are going down the toilet fast. They must perform well (and win!) Sunday to have any chance of making the playoffs. While the Jaguars are “improving”, we don’t think the Jaguars will be ready for an opponent like the Colts, but who knows? Get ready for the home opener of the 2014 season!

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!

 

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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!