Tag:Jacksonville Jaguars
Posted on: February 16, 2011 2:47 pm
Edited on: February 16, 2011 5:04 pm

Hot Routes 2.16.11 surgeries and squabbles

Hot Routes

Posted by Andy Benoit


Posted on: February 14, 2011 8:38 pm

Hot Routes 2.14.11 Loving football

Hot Routes

Posted by Josh Katzowitz and Andy Benoit

It’s a good thing NT Shaun Rogers doesn’t work for the Browns anymore, because it sounds like Cleveland GM Tom Heckert is a little bit apprehensive about Rogers’ ability to help a team win. Naturally, Rogers’ agent disagrees.

On his excellent NFL Draft blog, CBSSports.com’s own Rob Rang discusses the importance of the player interviews at the upcoming Combine. If you haven’t bookmarked this blog or added it to your RSS reader, go ahead and do that now.

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King writes about the process for Hall of Fame voting and discusses the criticism he and his Gang of 44 have been receiving recently. My personal opinion: the 2011 HOF class is on point. 

The former Colts QB coach is now the Colts WR coach. And the former Colts WR coach is the new QB coach. Hopefully, they won’t have to switch offices and wives as well.

The first piece written by former CBSSports.com writer John Oehser, who has left Indianapolis to become the senior writer at Jaguars.com. 

Would the Jets get rid of RT Damien Woody so Vladimir Ducasse could move into that spot?

If you were wondering what Nick Lachey thought about the state of the Bengals, ESPN.com’s James Walker has the answer.

Bob Cook, a huge Packers fan who was featured on a Visa commercial as one of the men who had never missed a Super Bowl, has died at the age of 79.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says CB Ike Taylor, not OLB LaMarr Woodley, is the Steelers’ top free agent priority. This may sound crazy, but that would actually be history says that’s actually in line with the Steelers’ M.O.

Contrary to Saturday reports that he’d be released before the end of the weekend, Redskins return specialist Brandon Banks is still in the hospital due to superficial stab wounds. He’s expected to be released Tuesday.

Joe Namath wished everyone a happy Valentine’s Day. What would we do without Twitter?

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Posted on: January 26, 2011 1:05 pm

Hot Routes 01.26.11: Fairley certain Cats want DT

Posted by Will Brinson

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  • Marty Hurney told Joseph Pearson of the Charlotte Observer on Monday that the Carolina Panthers top two needs are quarterback and defensive tackle. Hurney also mentioned that Jimmy Clausen has the tools to succeed. Oh, and he drafted him. So, provided Nick Fairley doesn't do anything ridiculous between now and April, there's a good chance he's the top pick.
Posted on: January 15, 2011 10:59 am
Edited on: January 15, 2011 11:00 am

Earnest Wilford is FAT

Posted by Andy BenoitE. Wilford

My colleague Josh Katzowitz already wrote about Earnest Wilford’s arrest. But something I couldn’t resist from commenting on is the former Jaguars’ mug shot. Is it me, or has Wilford gotten FAT? In fact, scratch that rhetorical question. It’s obviously not me (and you, too) that Wilford has indeed gotten fat. Really, REALLY fat.

Not surprisingly, the veteran tight end was cut by the Jaguars back in September. Given his arrest and the fact that he now appears to be about one-and-a-half Earnest Wilfords, don’t be surprised if this is the last you ever hear of the guy. If that’s the case, Wilford will be remembered as one of those unique players who was dominant in the red zone but virtually irrelevant everywhere else on the field.

Oh, and he’ll also be remembered as the guy who was fat – again, really, REALLY fat (OK, really fat relatively speaking) – in his mug shot photo.

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Posted on: January 14, 2011 1:22 pm

Ernest Wilford tased, arrested

Wilford Posted by Josh Katzowitz

While today turned out to be a pretty good one for Buccaneers WR Mike Williams, former Jaguars TE Ernest Wilford is having a bit of a downer day.

Wilford, who’s a free agent after playing just two games this season, was arrested Friday morning on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest without violence after he refused to leave a Jacksonville Beach bar, writes News4jax.com.

From the story:

According to the arrest report, Wilford, 31, inappropriately touched at least two women at the Ritz on Third Avenue about 1 a.m. and did not leave when requested. Two Jacksonville Beach police officers who were called also said Wilford refused to leave, telling him, "I'm not going anywhere."

According to the report, when Wilford pushed an officer in the chest, one officer fired his Taser gun. As Wilford did not go down, the second officer delivered a shock with a contact stun gun, which took him to the floor. Officers said Wilford continued to resist being restrained and it took both officers to get both arms behind him to get him in handcuffs.

According the report, Wilford had a strong odor of alcohol and could not stand without swaying and rambled as he spoke.

Photo courtesy of News4jax.com.

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Posted on: January 3, 2011 5:44 pm
Edited on: January 3, 2011 7:24 pm

Del Rio retained by Jags sans defensive playcalls

Posted by Will Brinson

As reported earlier by CBSSports.com, the Jacksonville Jaguars are retaining Jack Del Rio as their head coach, but there's a couple caveats. First, he's not calling the defensive plays anymore and if he misses the playoffs again, he's gone.

Owner Wayne Weaver addressed the media on Monday and opened up his comments by discussing the bad front office work early in the draft before Gene Smith took over in 2009 and how he'd spent the day talking with players about a possible change in the coachig staff.

"I had to reflect and say am I better off to blow this thing up and start over again with the coaching staff?" Weaver said, per Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union. "If we're not in the playoffs, it's pretty apparent we'll have a different coach."

Weaver also said that one player who he respects told him that "starting over would set this team back."

However, Weaver did say Del Rio will no longer handle the defensive playcalling for the Jaguars and Mel Tucker will take over that role.

Weaver believes the Jags have the nucleus for a strong defensive team and that the fans "will have to trust him."

"I’ve made bad decisions in my life but I wouldn’t be sitting here if I didn’t make a lot more good ones than bad ones," Weaver said.

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Posted on: January 3, 2011 2:53 pm
Edited on: January 3, 2011 2:57 pm

Week 17 Podcast Review: coaching speculation

Posted by Will Brinson

It's hard to go through today without singing some revised Steely Dan in your head ("Wheeeeeeen Blaaaaack Monday comes!"), but remember, there was still football yesterday.

With that in mind, Andy and I break down all the action from Week 17 and examine what the outcomes of certain games mean for certain teams. Where will the Browns go now that they've fired Eric Mangini? Can Rob Ryan hang around? Who will coach the Panthers? Did the Eagles loss to the Cowboys mean anything for their playoff hopes? Do the Seahawks stand a chance of winning at home against New Orleans? Did the Jets do the right thing in resting their players? And were the Bears smart to play their starters for the entire game? 

All those questions answered (plus much, much more) -- just hit the play button below and don't forget to Subscribe via iTunes.

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Posted on: January 3, 2011 10:59 am
Edited on: January 3, 2011 4:28 pm

Jaguars owner won't talk about Del Rio's status

Posted by Andy Benoit

UPDATE 4:10 p.m. ET:
CBSSports.com's Jaguars Rapid Reporter writes, "A team source says coach Jack Del Rio and his staff will be back next season." Del Rio and Weaver met for several hours on Monday. Weaver will address the media at 5:30 ET Monday; Del Rio will speak at 10:00 a.m. ET Tuesday. 

Jack Del Rio was a coach seemingly taken off his proverbial hot seat just three weeks ago. The JaguarsJ. Del Rio (US Presswire) were 8-5 and in control of their own destiny in the AFC South. But then they collapsed down the stretch…again.

The Jags finished 0-3 and out of the playoffs for a third straight season. Last year, the Jags were 7-5 but ended on a four-game losing streak. The owner seems to have noticed -- and Del Rio’s job security seems to be back in question.

“No, I’m not talking about that,” Wayne Weaver said when asked by the First Coast News about the team’s coaching situation Monday morning. “We’ve got to sit down and evaluate the season. I do think we’ve made some progress this season. I’m not talking about coaching.”

To be fair to Del Rio, not many head coaches win after losing their best player (Maurice Jones-Drew) and starting quarterback (David Garrard) in the final games. Del Rio has two years, $10 million remaining on his contract.

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