IF YOU LOOKED at the fine print on the calendar this week you might have noticed that the United States isn't the only nation celebrating a birthday. Up north, Canada Day commemorates the coming together of colonies and provinces under one red maple leaf. For us, it's a reminder of the great Cougar-Canada football pipeline that has flowed both directions for the better part of seven decades.
July 3, 2015
Many national media pundits have selected the Jaguars to finish dead last in their division. After looking at what transpired last season, and the rosters of Tennessee, Indianapolis, and Houston, the dismal projections aren't unfounded.
August 15, 2009
When Jack Del Rio first came to the Jaguars' organization in 2003, he put an instant emphasis on run defense. With defensive tackles John Henderson and Marcus Stroud clogging the middle, Jacksonville became one of the elite run-stopping teams in the NFL, but then age and injuries took their toll.
May 31, 2009
The Jaguars aren't quite in a must-win situation this Sunday at Denver, but a loss would leave them at 2-4 entering the bye week, and looking up at several AFC teams. A win would give the season a brand new perspective, especially since the schedule seemingly gets easier after the bye with matchups against Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Detroit. However, a few more injuries have popped up.
October 8, 2008
The hiring of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who likes to blitz opposing quarterbacks, and the trades to draft Derrick Harvey and Quentin Groves in the first two rounds were expected to improve the pass rush. Instead, the pass rush has gotten worse. The Jaguars didn't sack Houston's Matt Schaub once Sunday even though he was sacked eight times in the Texans' first two games.
October 1, 2008