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Jaguars QB Blake Bortles sees difference in speed playing against first-team defense in practice

members.jacksonville.com — It might have been only three plays, but Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles noticed the difference playing against the first-team defense Monday."It was a little faster - that's why the ones are the ones," Bortles said. "But it was a good opportunity to get out there, get that exposure, see it and play against them.
Aug 20, 2014

Bortles get another small taste of first-team action; Fisch praises his command of system. #Jaguars bit.ly/1BBBKa7

Jaguars not alone: Penalty flags flying in preseason as NFL officials enforce certain rules

members.jacksonville.com — An instant after getting called for pass interference during last week's game at Chicago, Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz turned to the side judge."How!? How!? How!? How!? How!?" he asked/pleaded/demanded.Gratz, who didn't get an answer, could have been speaking for every defensive player in the NFL - and some offensive linemen, as well - who are equal parts frustrated and perplexed over the officiating through two full weeks of preseason games.
Aug 20, 2014

With penalty flags flying, #Jaguars coaches want corners to remain aggressive, but aware. bit.ly/1toITVA

U.S. working to authenticate video of American journalist killed by Islamic State militants

jacksonville.com — WASHINGTON - A video by Islamic State militants Tuesday purported to show the cold-blooded execution of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The White House, his family and employer said they could not determine the video's authenticity and were attempting to confirm if he had been killed.
Aug 19, 2014

U.S. working to authenticate video of American journalist killed by Islamic State militants bit.ly/1mjyXsh via @jaxdotcom

Babich: Plenty of things to work on for Jaguars against Detroit

members.jacksonville.com — Jaguars defensive coordinator Bob Babich wasn't showing his hand today when asked if there will be a regular season-type game plan for Friday night's game at Detroit."The thing we want to do is go out there and have the mindset we have during the season - we still want to work on getting takeaways, work on running to the ball, work on being physical in our pass rush," Babich said before practice.
Aug 19, 2014

#Jaguars blog -- game plan or not, Babich says plenty to work on against Detroit. bit.ly/1BysqEa