Week 11 The Buzz about the Jaguars

Week 11 The Buzz about the Jaguars

The first two weeks, it was great doing The Buzz, now it just sucks having to scroll down and down and down to find us. What’s “interesting” is to see who blames what part of the team. None of the rankers looked at the two halves of the game, which is good and bad I suppose. The first half would’ve dropped us to 32, but the second half up to 10th. The average score was a 23.

Comments in * are mine.

NFL

25 – Previous rank: No. 24

Listened to Doug Marrone after the Jags’ 29-26 loss to the Colts on Sunday. Marrone sounded less like a man defeated and more like a coach who wants to keep his locker room engaged. At 3-6, it would be easy for them to mail it in for the rest of the season. Yet, the Texans are far from unbeatable in the AFC South, while Jacksonville still carries the most talented roster in the division. The more concerning aspect of their record is the 0-3 division standing. What’s really odd about the Jags is that, while the elements that figure into their equation for success (ground game + solid defense = grind-it-out wins) were ready and healthy in Indy, the passing offense was actually what kept them in stride with the Colts. Blake Bortles threw a strike to Rashad Greene to extend a potential go-ahead drive, only to watch Greene put the ball on the carpet. Ruled down by contact, the replay booth overturned the call and Jacksonville flew home with a loss. Next up: Steelers.

21. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6)

High: 18

Low: 23

Last Week: 18

Week 10 Result: Lost at Indianapolis, 29-26

The Jacksonville Jaguars—once upon a time—ranked inside the top five in these power rankings.

Given how they’ve played over the last month-plus, that’s hard to believe.

Sunday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts completes a five-game implosion that has taken the Jaguars from a 3-1 Super Bowl contender to a 3-6 pretender who now sits three games back of the Texans with a head-to-head loss to Houston.

The Jaguars are done. There isn’t going to be any trip to Atlanta. Or a trip to the playoffs.

The offense has been wildly inconsistent and prone to mistakes and turnovers. The supposedly stout defense has allowed at least 24 points in four of their last five games.

“This was it,” Davenport said. “Jacksonville’s last stand. A final chance to revive their lagging playoff hopes. Instead, Rashad Greene’s fumble in Indianapolis territory late was the perfect metaphor for this mess of a season. One more turnover. One more mistake. One more unforced error by a team that refuses to get out of its own way.”

Now, the Jaguars slot outside the top-20.

And they earned that ranking.

ESPN

22. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6)

Week 10 ranking: 19

Defining stat: 8. The Jaguars have forced only eight turnovers through nine games. That ranks 25th in the league and puts them on pace to finish with 14 — which would be less than half of their total from 2017. The defense feasted on turnovers last season, finishing second in the NFL with 33, and scored an NFL-high seven defensive touchdowns. Those kind of big plays have been pretty rare this season — the Jaguars have scored just one defensive TD, and that came in the season opener — and it hasn’t helped a limited offense that hasn’t shown it’s capable of consistently putting long drives together. — Mike DiRocco

CBS

team logo26 They are the biggest flop of this season. From Super Bowl contender to 3-6 is not a good look for the coaching staff. ↓1 3-6-0

*that took a lot of thought*

MMQB

20. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (3-6)

Last Week’s rank: 18
Points in poll: 108
Highest-place vote: 15th (2)
Lowest-place vote: 25th
Last week: Loss at Indianapolis, 29-26
Next week: vs. Pittsburgh

*This took even more brain power and needed multiple people’s input. I need this gig*

The Score

24. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6)

Previous Rank: 20

Currently last in the AFC South, Jacksonville’s shocking decline has been one of the top stories of the season. It doesn’t look like things will get better anytime soon. – Alessandrini

*some people shouldn’t put their name on these things, it’s embarrassing the lack of thought put in them*

Athlon Sports

25. Jacksonville Jaguars

Last week: 24

 

Doug Marrone has to be feeling the heat after going from the AFC title game to absolute afterthought the next season. Already some indications of blowing part of this roster up.

*what indications? The team has been decimated by injuries, the changes we’ve seen are filling holes from them. Trading Fowler wasn’t blowing the roster up, he wasn’t going to be around net season anyway.*

 

AFCS Week 8 Thursday Injury Report

AFCS Week 8 Thursday Injury Report

This may not get out until after the game, but I think Jules posted the game review with the Texans and Dolphins charts I gave her, so it’s all good. Plus, their injury reports were set yesterday, no changes to report. AFCS Week 8 Thursday Injury Report

Dolphins (4-3) vs Texans (4-3) THURSDAY 8:20 FOX

Eagles (3-4) vs Jaguars (3-4) 9:30 AM NFL Network LONDON

Eagles fans are whining about their injury report – bite me. Take a look at Jacksonville’s.

Not only did the Jaguars add Bouye to the Out list, but put ANOTHER player on IR –  LB Donald Payne and that kills. They added CB Dee Delaney from the practice squad to the 53. At this point, they should hire a college team to fill in. The illness bothers me because Jules landed in the hospital with the stomach bug and that crap is all over Jax. It mows down everyone in its path.

Donte Fowler back on the list, the bye week can’t get here soon enough!

Colts (2-5) vs Raiders (1-5) 4:05 CBS

While the Colts have been slowly getting better, it looks like they may have had a set back to a couple players and they added one.

Finally got an injury report on the Raiders after growing as old as their team waiting for one. Maybe the Jags need to grow old and their team would be in better shape because Oakland isn’t looking too shabby injury-wise.

There you have it for this Thursday, October 25th, 2018. Check back tomorrow for the Friday report which also includes the statuses for the games.

AFSC Week 8 Wednesday Injury Report – game status for the Texans/Dolphins

Unusual week for the AFC South: Tennessee has a bye, the Texans are on Thursday, the Jags in London and in a battle of the worst match-ups, is the Colts vs the Raiders.Here is the AFSC Week 8 Wednesday Injury Report.

Dolphins (4-3) vs Texans (4-3) THURSDAY 8:20 FOX

Sorry, forgot about this being a Thursday game and didn’t keep track of the rest of their week.

At first glance, Miami looks to be in bad shape, but most of their players were FP.

dolphins week 8 wednesday injury report

Oh, what a shame, after playing the Jags the Texans are all beat up.

texans week 8 wednesday injury report

Eagles (3-4) vs Jaguars (3-4) 9:30 AM NFL Network LONDON

For Philly, their list looks a little beat up, but two are NIR. Although, seeing their OL has issues must trouble them like us.

eagles week 8 wednesday injury report

Here we go, the last week our guys have to play before getting a much needed bye and hopefully clear all these names off the list.

jaguars week 8 wednesday injury report

Colts (2-5) vs Raiders (1-5) 4:05 CBS

Except for the SF – Cardinals game, can’t think of a worse pairing to watch.

The Colts, who used to have a phone book length of ailments, are shrinking it to a small menu.

colts week 8 wednesday injury report

Who knows what’s going on with Oakland? I can’t find an injury report, I’ll add one in, when one pops up.

 

 

 

Week 8 Jacksonville Jaguars Power Rankings – the Buzz isn’t great

Week 8 Jacksonville Jaguars Power Rankings

As expected, the Buzz around the Jaguars is more like a tree of cicadas. If you’re from the South, you know it’s not a good sound. They’re loud and drown out other noises, in a bad way. Week 8 Jacksonville Jaguars Power Rankings aren’t great.

Bleacher Report

This week: 16

High: 15

Low: 18

Last Week: 11

Week 7 Result: Lost vs. Houston 20-7

Remember when the Jacksonville Jaguars were good?

Neither do we.

The same Jaguars that were inside the top five in these rankings not too long ago are now in full-on implosion mode after losing at home to the Texans on Sunday.

This marks three straight weeks that the Jaguars have been blown out. Three straight weeks that the Jacksonville offense has been atrocious. And three straight weeks that the supposedly stout Jaguars defense has looked anything but.

Over the last three games, Jacksonville has been outscored 90-28—including a staggering 57-0 in the first half. Blake Bortles was benched Sunday after fumbling twice. And per ESPN.com’s Michael DiRocco, several jaguars players were yelling at one another in the locker room after the game.

Davenport thinks critical mass has been reached.

“This team’s gone from Super Bowl contender to looking like they won’t even make the playoffs. The quarterback play is hot garbage, players are losing their cool with one another and the run game barely cracked three yards a carry Sunday. Next week’s game in London is a must-win for the Jags and Eagles—the loser’s Super Bowl aspirations are all but toast.”

*not sure why very few ever mention the laundry list of injuries the offense has been dealt, while lamenting other teams ailments as excuses.*

Sporting News

21. Jacksonville Jaguars 3-4 (last week: 18)

They have one impressive win against the Patriots, but then it’s just the Giants and Jets and four bad losses. The Jaguars are being sucked of their energy, and they need to regain it fast.

Pro Football Talk

22. Jaguars (3-4; No. 17): This is the closest the Jaguars may come to playing a playoff game in London.

*week after week, Florio writes such garbage*

ESPN

Need more from:QB Blake Bortles. Doug Marrone announced that Bortles will be the starter for Sunday’s game against the Eagles, and in order to hold on to his job, Bortles will need to hold on to the football. The Jaguars have committed the second-most turnovers in the league, with 17. Bortles has accounted for 11 of those, which is tied for the most in the NFL. — Shah

NFL.com

23

Previous rank:No. 15

This isn’t funny anymore. If I ran the Jags, I would call up Terrell Owens and ask him how much he wants for that hyperbaric chamber he employed to get ready for Super BowlXXXIX. Then I would grab a Ford F-150 or Toyota Tundra from one of the offensive linemen (that’s usually what those dudes drive, save for the oddball Jetta-owning center) and haul that sucker over to Leonard Fournette‘s house. This offense is D.O.A without its stud tailback. Blake Bortlesfrittered away all the chill vibes from his strong showing in the playoffs, fumbling twice Sunday before getting benched. Keelan Colelent his quarterback a helping hand(s) — by not using his.

 

*Elliot Harrison is fast becoming the best analyst worth reading out there*

CBS Sports

23

Jaguars

They are a mess right now. Can they turn it around? It won’t be easy against the Eagles in London as Blake Bortles stays on as the quarterback. 6 3-4-0

Business Insider

16. Jacksonville Jaguars

Record:3-4

Last week:13th

Week 7 result:Lost to the Texans, 20-7

Week 8 opponent:vs. Philadelphia Eagles (in London)

One thing to know:The Jaguars’ offense is in free fall, putting up just 10 points over the past two weeks combined. The team is so desperate for a spark that quarterback Blake Bortles was benched late in the game on Sunday in favor of Cody Kessler.


The Jaguars are between 16th and 23rd. Some have us behind the Titans, some don’t. Bottom line is, about everyone is blaming Bortles which is the nature of the beast – get all the glory, get all the finger pointing. The blame is somewhere in between.

Bortles can’t carry a team. It’s as simple as that. For his price, he was good enough with the right pieces around him. The power rankings will continue to stay mid to lower pack unless the offense gets rolling – defense allowing 90 points in three weeks, be damned.

There were more rankings, but why keep harping on the same thing?

GO JAGS!

AFCS Week 7 Friday Injury Report – game status

AFCS Week 7 Friday Injury Report

Today’s injury report brought some bad news for the Jags, see below. AFCS Week 7 Friday Injury Report includes the teams the AFCS faces.

Titans (3-3) vs Chargers (4-2) CBS 9:30 AM LONDON

Who’s not on this list, which is amazing, is Marcus Mariots after he was sacked a record 11 times and that doesn’t even count QB hits. Wondering how he’s feeling on a “short” week? Even though the game is on Sunday, all that traveling takes away from physical therapy.

titans week 7 friday injury report

Melvin Gordon and Corey Liuget being added today has got to have Titan fans smiling. HC Anthony mentioned he thought the Gordon hamstring was due to dehydration. We hope so because the Titans need to lose.

chargers week 7 friday injury report

Texans (3-3) vs Jaguars (3-3) CBS 1:00

Not to be an ass, but glad to see the Texans are down a TE since the Jaguars are down to a guy they just brought up from the practice squad. Also good to see their CB’s are ailing because with a banged up OL, no real TE, Yeldon nursing an ankle and well, Borltes needs all the help he can get.

texans week 7 friday injury report

Still shocking that the Jags bring in a running back and not a tight end. Don’t get me wrong, adding Carlos Hyde gets a big fist pump, but how is he going to help with the huge issues in protection? I can see the Jags using five wide sets, wait, do we have five receivers?

And, the mayor is now hobbled every week. When he’s not a full go, that line can’t stop the run or do to much sacking. This could be a long day. At least it won’t be a broiling hot one.

JAGUARS WEEK 7 FRIDAY INJURY REPORT

Bills (2-4) vs Colts (1-5) CBS 1:00

CBS should pay people to watch this game. Derek Anderson vs a Colts team of the walking wounded. For any team without their starting QB going down this would be a slam dunk. While Josh Allen wasn’t winning any rookie trophies, he knew the playbook and could run. Anderson has had a week.

bills week7 friday injury report

The Colts aren’t good and they’re beat up, but they’re facing a team with Anderson. However, the Bills defense is pretty good and the Colts have zero game film on Anderson. Tough to see Buffalo doing anything intricate besides handing the ball off and taking some shots downfield.

colts week 7 friday injury report

As always, lose Titans, Texans, Colts and GO JAGS!

 

AFCS Week 7 Wednesday Injury Report – READ for this week’s names.

AFCS Week 7 Wednesday Injury Report

How are the Jacksonville Jaguars, their divisional opponents and the teams they face doing? Take a look at our AFCS Week 7 Wednesday Injury Report

Titans (3-3) vs Chargers (4-2) CBS 9:30 AM

Both of the Titans OL were removed from the injured list which must be a big relief to Mariota who was pummeled by the Ravens. 11 sacks, pummeled.

titans week 7 injury report

Bosa remains DNP, but the concern should be how Pouncey progresses. Phillip Rivers has been a among the best QB’s this season and his Oline giving him time against a good defense will be needed.

chargers week 7 injury report

 

Texans (3-3) vs Jaguars (3-3) CBS 1:00

TJ Yeldon was added back to the injury report and Fournette was a DNP which means he most likely won’t play Sunday. Marrone said today would be a sign of where he’s at. Next man up is Jamal Charles. What a turn of events.

jaguars week 7 wednesday injury report

Since Aaron Colvin knows Blake Bortles very well, lets hope he stays DNP until Monday. This offense needs every sliver it can get.

Same goes for the linebackers.

texans week 7 wednesday injury report

Bills (2-4) vs Colts (1-5) CBS 1:00

Buffalo has one bright side to starting Derek Anderson – there is no game film on this ??? guy. They went from a barely injured team, to losing their QB.

bills week 7 injury report

Can Anderson hold down the fort against a really hurt team? That’s really the only question. The Colts injury list is shrinking, which is good news for them against a good defense.

colts week 7 wednesday injury report

That’s it for now, check back tomorrow for the Thursday report.

 

Week 7 Buzz around the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Week 7 Buzz about the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Before reading Week 7 Buzz about the Jacksonville Jaguars, grab a box of tissues, a beer or a teddy bear, whatever you need to brace yourself for some bad reviews. Am I the only one sick of hearing – the Patriots are back? They played the Colts who are missing half its team and a KC defense ranked at the bottom. Lets see Brady against a defense that’s healthy and at the top –oh wait, we did and they lost.

The only “good news” is most sites have the Titans, Texans and Colts ranked lower than us.

I decided to start with this insightful ranking from

Barstool Sports 

12What is going on with the Jaguars? They have gotten their teeth kicked in in back-to-back weeks, the offense is a mess and their strength, the defense, got worked by the Cowboys this past Sunday.

*such a deep take*

ESPN

11. Jacksonville Jaguars

Record: 3-3
Week 6 ranking: 5

Playoff chances: 35.3 percent. Blake Bortles has faltered since shredding the Patriots for 376 yards and four touchdowns in Week 2. Since then, Bortles ranks 30th in QBR and has thrown six interceptions, tied for the most in the league over that span. — Xie

*35.3% chance – is sucky in case math isn’t your strong suit*

CBS Sports 

17

Jaguars

This team has looked awful the past two weeks. Even so, they are tied for the division lead with a big division game this week against the Texans.

 

*how much time do they put into these thoughts? A nanosecond?*

Sporting News

18. Jacksonville Jaguars 3-3 (last week: 7)

What was that? Jalen Ramsey literally had no words after another rout on the road in which the defense sprung leaks. This team is off when it puts Blake Bortles needs to throw more often than it wants.

*someone was paid to write that last sentence – I am not including a link because it doesn’t deserve any clicks. With all the ads on your site, go hire a proofreader*

Washington Post

17. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-3) | Last Week’s Rank: 7

That 3-1 start and the notion of having an overpowering defense dissipated with consecutive road losses to the Chiefs and Cowboys in which the Jaguars surrendered 70 points. The offense continues to struggle without injured RB Leonard Fournette. If the Jaguars are going to be the excellent team they were expected to be, they need Fournette to be healthy and productive and the defense to return to its dominating form.

*this person at least looked up a stat, so kudos to the newspaper writer over the actual guys who “write” for a site dedicated to football and can’t come up with more than an eye blink of thought*

NFL.com

Rank 15, drops down 9 spots.

Previous rank: No. 6

How do you characterize the Jags’ showing in Big D? Dreadful? Demoralizing? Or typical?Is this what this squad is sans Leonard Fournette? Jacksonville is not built to come from behind — a notion repeated on the broadcast and in highlight shows over and over again — because the Jaguars have an issue at quarterback. When Blake Bortles plays well, it’s usually in concert with the running game and a solid defensive effort. Take Fournette out of the offensive equation, and suddenly the Jaguars can’t move the ball — which in turn means Calais Campbell and the boys on defense are playing too many plays, defending short fields and ultimately going down with the ship.

*Elliot Harrison writes an analysis worth reading and it can’t be argued with…except he does leave out the injuries – ‹‹read Jules take on that*

USA Today

21. Jaguars (8): Jalen, how could Dallas shred y’all? “I don’t know.” How do Jags not own AFC South? “I don’t know.” Y’all about to splinter? “I don’t know.”

*oh good, more deep thinking going on here – not including a link for same reason as above – you suck*

Pro Football Talk

17. Jaguars (3-3; No. 7): In their desire to get another crack at the Pats in the playoffs, the Jaguars apparently forgot that they first have to qualify.

*glad Mike Florio didn’t hurt himself coming up with that profound thought*

Ending this on the best ranking and a better thought out analysis.

Bleacher Report

11. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-3)

22 OF 32

High: 9

Low: 14

Last Week: 5

Week 6 Result: Lost 40-7 at Dallas

That crashing sound you hear is the Jacksonville Jaguars plummeting down these rankings.

A couple of weeks ago, the Jaguars were considered by some the best team in the AFC—a team that thumped the New England Patriots a few weeks back.

However, over the last couple of weeks, the Jags have gone from thumper to thumpee. Last week, it was a 30-14 waxing on the road at Kansas City.

Sunday, it was much, much worse.

That the Jaguars were blasted 40-7 by any team is cause for concern. That it happened at the hands of a flawed Cowboys team that entered the week near the bottom of the NFL in many offensive categories?

We knew that the Jaguars offense could be prone to inconsistency. We did not know that Jacksonville’s defense was suddenly going to fall apart.

Not that long ago, it looked like the Jags were going to cruise to the AFC South title.

It doesn’t anymore. Cruise became crash in a hurry, as Gagnon will attest to:

“The Jags have problems. Big problems. That defense has struggled the last couple of weeks. And while that unit has too much talent to stay down, I’m not sure any defense can be consistently dominant enough to compensate for the fact Blake Bortles is one of the worst starting quarterbacks in professional football.”

*And yet, they have the teams of Mariota, Luck and Watson ranked lower*

There you have it, the Jags are somewhere between 11th and 21st.

 

AFCS Week 6 Friday Injury Report – Game status, too.

On Fridays (with Sunday games), teams typically have walk-throughs, so it’s usual to see players have upgraded statuses on Fridays. Here’s the AFCS Week 6 Friday Injury report, Game Status

Bills (2-3) vs Texans (2-3) 1:00 CBS

Buffalo may be the healthiest team in the NFL. This alone could give them the edge, especially since their safeties were full go’s.

If the Texans lose and Bill O’Brian wants to save his job, he should say his team was too banged up. Truthfully though, if they can’t protect Deshaun Watson, that answer will be valid.