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University of Florida Beat Writer, Gator Nation, ESPN.com — ESPN
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I cover the Jaguars for ESPN's NFL Nation. Usually the shortest person in the pressbox.

Jacksonville Jaguars

espn.go.com — Every Thursday I'll present an interesting (to me, anyway) stat, break it down, and try to provide some context heading into the game the following weekend. Going deep One of the criticisms of the Jacksonville Jaguars offense, and mainly Chad Henne, the past several seasons has been the reluctance to throw the ball down the field.

Cincinnati Bengals

espn.go.com — So begins the Jacksonville Jaguars' gauntlet. One week after a two-touchdown defeat to their in-state rival Miami Dolphins, the Jaguars on Sunday begin a treacherous three-game stretch of their schedule against a trio of teams with winning records -- and that all look like prime postseason candidates.

Blake Bortles leaning on Chad Henne

espn.go.com — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When Blake Bortles walked off the field after throwing his second pick-six against the Miami Dolphins last Sunday, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch turned the sideline chat over to backup Chad Henne. Not because he was too angry to talk to Bortles.

Jacksonville Jaguars

espn.go.com — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars may have starting left tackle Luke Joeckel back on the field for Sunday's game at the Cincinnati Bengals. Joeckel has passed part of the NFL's concussion protocol and has been cleared to participate in non-contact work in practice Thursday, and Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he may be able to play against the Bengals.

Jacksonville Jaguars

espn.go.com — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles has made a lot of mistakes this season. That's not a surprise. That's what rookie quarterbacks generally do. Heck, it's expected. There will be bad reads and bad throws, poor decisions and poor ball security.

Ryan Davis duplicates production and celebration

espn.go.com — JACKSONVILLLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Ryan Davis said earlier last week he was thinking about doing a windmill celebration in honor of injured teammate Andre Branch if he got a sack in Sunday's game against Miami. So when he dropped Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill for a 4-yard loss early in the first quarter, that's exactly what he did.

Rapid Reaction: Jacksonville Jaguars

espn.go.com — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A few thoughts on the Jacksonville Jaguars' 27-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins at EverBank Field: What it means: When you play a rookie quarterback you're going to get clunkers, and that's what Blake Bortles delivered on Sunday.

Blake Bortles thrives in two-minute drill

espn.go.com — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Blake Bortles really didn't get into any kind of rhythm as a passer in last Sunday's 24-6 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Until the Jacksonville Jaguars went into the two-minute drill. That's when Bortles played his best football of the day.

Jaguars fear bugs, reptiles and more

espn.go.com — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Each Thursday I'll post an item in which five players answer a question that has nothing to do with football. Hopefully it's a way for you to get to know the players a little better. Some weeks it'll be a fun question. Others it'll be a quirky or off-beat question.

Stat of the Week: Secondary improvement

espn.go.com — Every Thursday I'll present an interesting (to me, anyway) stat, break it down, and try to provide some context heading into the game the following weekend. No more long ball One reason for the Jaguars' defensive improvements has been significantly better coverage in the secondary.
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Oct 30, 2014

Last call for questions for the #Jaguars mailbag. I'll post the answers on Saturday morning. Use #jagsquestion

Oct 30, 2014

@RadiNabulsi They smell blood in the water and want to make sure they get a front-row seat for Saturday.

Oct 30, 2014

Jaguars LT Luke Joeckel was limited in practice today but will practice fully Friday.

Oct 30, 2014

Still looking for questions for the #Jaguars mailbag. I'll post the answers on Saturday morning. Use #jagsquestion

Oct 30, 2014

@jdbgville I think most people expecting Georgia to win handily. Gonna be a pretty good party regardless, though. Like it always is.

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