City of Jacksonville, Jaguars to host send-off for team, playoff game watch party
The city of Jacksonville and the Jaguars will be hosting a send-off for the players on Friday as the team heads to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs in a divisional-round matchup and then a watch party for the playoff game on Saturday.
Party for the Playoffs: We’re keeping up with the festive atmosphere live ahead of Jags’ wild-card game
News4JAX will be all around the pregame festivities on Saturday and will be tweeting out photos and videos throughout the lead up to the game. Follow along with this story and track our reporters as they move all around and talk to fans who are celebrating Jacksonville’s best season since 2017.
News4JAGs predictions: Can Jaguars keep this dream season rolling in the playoffs?
The Jaguars completed their worst-to-first flip last week by winning the AFC South. Now, the Jaguars (9-8) are hosting their first playoff game since 2017 when they face the Chargers (10-7) on Saturday night at 8:15. The News4JAX sports staff offers its predictions on the game.
News4JAGs predictions: Can the Jaguars put West Coast struggles behind them?
The Jaguars head to the West Coast for a clash with the Chargers. Can Jacksonville (1-1) follow up a dominant performance against the Colts with a victory in LA? Each week, the News4JAX sports staff will offer predictions on the game.
Marty Schottenheimer, NFL coach with 200 wins, dies at 77
(AP Photo/Stephen J. Boitano, FIle)Marty Schottenheimer’s NFL coaching career was as remarkable as it was flummoxing. “I never went into a game with Marty as coach feeling like I wasn’t fully prepared to win. Kurt Schottenheimer had been on his brother’s previous staffs, and Marty Schottenheimer’s son, Brian, had been Chargers quarterbacks coach from 2002-05. “If you look up football coach in the dictionary, it should have a picture of Marty Schottenheimer,” Brees said. Brian Schottenheimer was fired as Seattle’s offensive coordinator last month and then hired by new Jacksonville coach Urban Meyer as passing game coordinator-quarterbacks coach.
Falcons interview Hackett, Brady for head coaching job
Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady is becoming a popular name for NFL teams seeking to fill head coaching vacancies. A person familiar with the situation says the Chargers, Falcons and Texans have all asked for and received permission from the Panthers to interview Brady for their head coaching jobs. (AP Photo/Brian Westerholt, File)ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons have interviewed a pair of offensive coordinators, Nathaniel Hackett of the Green Bay Packers and Joe Brady of the Carolina Panthers, for their head coaching job. The Falcons conducted a virtual interview with Hackett on Thursday, one day after meeting virtually with Brady. “I think one of the (prerequisites) to being a good head coach is presence in front of a room," Rodgers said.
Panthers' McCaffrey out multiple weeks with ankle sprain
The All-Pro running back is expected to miss “multiple weeks” with a high right ankle sprain he sustained in Carolina’s 31-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. “As soon as the third quarter ended I went and got taped and tried to play it off,” McCaffrey said. In two games this season McCaffrey has run for 156 yards and four touchdowns and caught seven passes for 67 yards. The loss of McCaffrey is a devastating blow for the Panthers' offense. The Panthers rewarded the fourth-year running back with a four-year, $64 million contract making him the highest-paid running back in the league.
AP Sources: Bosa gets $135 million extension with Chargers
COSTA MESA, Calif. Defensive end Joey Bosa has agreed to a contact extension that will make him the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Two people familiar with the deal said the five-year extension is worth $135 million, which includes $78 million guaranteed at signing and $102 million overall. That contract included $100 million guaranteed for Garrett, a defensive end who was the top pick in 2017. The Chargers confirmed Bosa has agreed to the extension but did not disclose financial terms. Bosas extension also prevents the Chargers from having a messy holdout situation for the second straight season.
LA Story: Rams, Chargers to appear on 'Hard Knocks'
FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay stands on the sideline during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals n Los Angeles. He could have kept going for another two weeks, but the head coach feels the Rams got plenty of work done in this unusual NFL spring. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES It will be lights, cameras, Los Angeles again for Hard Knocks but for the first time the show will feature two franchises. The Rams join the Cincinnati Bengals (2009, 13) and Dallas Cowboys (2002, 07) as teams that have done Hard Knocks twice while the Chargers are making their first appearance. Rams coach Sean McVay and Chargers coach Anthony Lynn are both going into their fourth season leading their respective teams.