Four takeaways: Defense shines, season gets a boost with win
The Jaguars shocked the NFL world in a 9-6 win over the Buffalo Bills Sunday at TIAA Bank Field. The Jaguars’ defense forced three turnovers, more their total from the previous seven games combined (two). Here are my four biggest takeaways from the game.
Jaguars free agency 2021: Checking out the team’s offensive needs
Any draft picks the Jaguars realize in return would be beneficial since they only spent a sixth-round pick on Minshew. In fact, the Jaguars haven’t had a tight end catch more than five touchdown passes since Lewis’ 10-touchdown season of 2010. So yes, the Jaguars need a tight end. He’s the best free agent tight end on the market. That’s how badly the Jaguars need to bolster the position.
Nobody comes for free in NFL free agency that begins Monday
Regardless, on Monday, two days before the NFL's 2021 business year begins, the 32 teams and agents for the players will be making deals. “Legal tampering, and tampering is illegal? AdOf course, free agency always is a buyer-beware situation. AdVoila: Lavonte David, a key linebacker, was re-signed, and several other key guys in the title run could be back. “We do have some money from a cap standpoint that we can spend; but again, it’s an interesting year.
Receivers Godwin, Robinson top franchise tag list
(AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)The big money that accompanies franchise tags for the 2021 season is going to receivers, safeties and linemen. So wideouts Chris Godwin, who helped the Buccaneers win the Super Bowl, and Chicago's Allen Robinson were tagged just before Tuesday's NFL deadline. Barring their teams working out long-term deals by July 15, they will earn about $19 million, $18 million and $13.7 million, respectively. The going rate for safeties under their first tag is around $10.5 million, which Maye and Marcus Williams will make in New Jersey. RECEIVERSThe 25-year-old Godwin earned $2.13 million in 2020 when he had 65 receptions for 840 yards and seven touchdowns in 12 games.
Jaguars heading toward franchise tag on OT Cam Robinson
Jaguars offensive lineman Cam Robinson practices in the pouring rain before facing the Tennessee Titans at TIAA Bank Field on September 19, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jaguars are set to use their franchise tag on left tackle Cam Robinson. [Offensive line coach] George Warhop feels very strong about his future and the development. Meyer said that he feels strongly about the offensive line, especially the interior of the unit. “I see him being part of the Jaguars and I want him to be part of the Jaguars,” Meyer said.
Four things the Jaguars should do after the bye week
The Jaguars drafted 12 players this year. If so, the Jaguars will have to allocate a sizable chunk to Robinson, who plays the premium position of left tackle. Andrew Norwell goes from being a $12 million cap hit to a $15 million cap hit, but his dead money drops from $18 million to $6 million, so the Jaguars have more flexibility to move on from him if needed. And, it would be a shock if the Jaguars would move on from Jawaan Taylor at right tackle. We saw the Jaguars in 2018 start to fray at the seams later in the season.
Fitzpatrick handles Jaguars again, this time with Dolphins
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick laughs with coaches as he comes off the field after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ryan Fitzpatrick handles the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as anyone in the NFL. Fitzpatrick completed his first 12 passes — a career high — as Miami scored touchdowns on its first three drives for the first time since 2011. Fitzpatrick also ran for 39 yards and a score, his 37-year-old legs looking as fresh as any in Miami’s backfield. “As a group we just didn't get it done,” said Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, who completed 30 of 42 passes for 275 yards and two turnovers. The Jaguars have won two in a row against the Bengals, notching victories in 2017 and 2019.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Is Bucs win at LA sign of things to come?
Win that to go 3-2, and there might be some legitimate playoff hope brewing in Tampa. What were Fournette, Robinson arguing about? Following a game at South Carolina comes a bye week and then the annual contest in Jacksonville against No. 1 overall pick in next years NFL Draft and the likely prize that will go with it, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Next up for Florida State following a 31-13 win over N.C. State is a bye week and then a game at No.
Jaguars ready for challenge as offense adapts to new QB
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars started over at quarterback in the offseason and now get to do it all over again. Coach Doug Marrone said that they're ready for the challenge. "I think when anyone looks at it, I think the challenge is, Hey listen, we have to repeat this. Offensive tackle Cam Robinson, who hyperextended his knee during practice last week, is still working on getting back into practice. "I think that if you sit up here and you say you are not, I don't think that's accurate."
Cam Robinson likely out for Jaguars opener with knee injury
Getty ImagesJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars will likely be without two big pieces of their offensive line in Sunday's season opener against the Chiefs. Coach Doug Marrone said that left tackle Cam Robinson suffered a knee injury in Thursday's practice and is listed as doubtful to play. Robinson's backup, free agent signee Cedric Ogbuehi, is battling a hamstring injury and is listed as out on the injury report. That leaves second-year player Will Richardson as the likely starter at left tackle. "On the left side, for instance, Cam, he's left-handed, he feels a lot more comfortable throwing his left outside hand.
Foles on Jaguars injury report, but not expected to miss any time
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars didn't practice on Wednesday due to Hurricane Dorian, but Nick Foles popped up on a preliminary injury report. Foles will appear on the team's injury report, Jaguars director of public relations, Tad Dickman said on Twitter, "due to some soreness in his abdominal oblique from last week but is fully expected to play on Sunday." Foles, along with receiver Marqise Lee, linebacker Quincy Williams and offensive tackle Cam Robinson, were listed as full participants in the injury report. Position Player, Injury, StatusQB Nick Foles, oblique, Full participationWR Marqise Lee, knee, Full participationLB Quincy Williams, knee, Full participationOL Cam Robinson, knee, Full participationDE Lerentee McCray, ankle, Limited participationLB D.J. Alexander, hamstring, Limited participationDT Marcell Dareus, elbow, Limited participationOL Cedric Ogbuehi, hamstring, did not practiceTE Josh Oliver, hamstring, did not practiceCopyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
Cam Robinson comes off PUP list for Jaguars
Photo by George VarkanisJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Cam Robinson cleared one hurdle in his attempt to return to the field for the Jaguars. The left tackle was removed from the physically unable to perform list on Monday and will participate in a walkthrough with the team and individual drills, coach Doug Marrone said. Robinson, entering his third season, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in last year's 31-20 win over New England. He'd been slow in making his return and Marrone said last week that he expected both Robinson and receiver Marqise Lee to be unavailable for the start of the season. Lee suffered a major knee injury in the 2018 preseason and both he and Robinson spent the year on injured reserve.
Jaguars: Still no timetable on returns for Lee, Robinson
Offensive tackle Cam Robinson and receiver Marqise Lee havent reached a point yet where the team feels like theyll be ready for the regular season, coach Doug Marrone said on Saturday. Those guys are really trying hard, but today was kind of a benchmark to try and kind of get them back. Robinson, the projected starter at left tackle, tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the opening quarter of last years 31-20 win over New England. You like to get them back this week, kind of work them back a little bit, Marrone said of Lee and Robinson. Difficult to do anything afterwards, kind of puts a little bit more pressure if theyre ready and they havent done anything.Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.
The 20 most important Jaguars for 2019: No. 4 Cam Robinson
Getty ImagesJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Over the next 20 days, News4Jax will count down the 20 most important figures to the Jaguars' success in the 2019 season. Without a healthy Cam Robinson it will be tough for the Jaguars to get a return on the investment they made in Nick Foles. Position: Left tackle2018 Stats: Missed 14 games with an ACL and meniscus tear2019 Projection: When the Jaguars open training camp on July 25 theyll do so without left tackle Cam Robinson. 74 at left tackle it will be very difficult for the Jaguars to reach most of their offensive goals. But I think that theyll be ready at some time in training camp, and well go out there and get it.