Boselli and Butler named Pro Football HOF finalists again
Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler, left, and former Jaguars offensive tackle Tony Boselli were named NFL hall of fame finalists. (AP photos)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tony Boselli and LeRoy Butler are Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists again, while the wait continues for Fred Taylor. Butler, a former Packers safety who was largely credited for starting the famed Lambeau Leap, was named a finalist for the second straight year. Boselli was a Pro Bowl selection from 1996-2000 before injuries ended his career. He had 721 tackles and was inducted into the Packers hall of fame in 2007.
Soaring Ravens can’t afford letdown against lowly Jaguars
The Ravens would love to savor the memory of Lamar Jackson coming off the bench to throw a pivotal fourth-down touchdown pass before setting up Justin Tucker for a 55-yard winning field goal. So if the Ravens experience a letdown Sunday against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars (1-12), then Jackson's heroics in that epic 47-42 win over the Browns could turn out to be meaningless. “These are professional players, and they understand that to make the last win matter, you have to win the next one," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “I don’t know if it’s hitting their stride or just really executing on a real high level, both in the run game and in the pass game," coach Doug Marrone said of Baltimore. Rookie Jake Luton started three games while Minshew was out with a thumb injury and Mike Glennon started the following three games.
What Jimmy Smith, Fred Taylor and Tony Boselli are saying about their Hall of Fame chances
This year there are 130 players on the list, including Tony Boselli, who has been a finalist for the last three years as well as former Jaguars Jimmy Smith and Fred Taylor. But he has never been selected as one of the 25 finalists for the Hall of Fame. Then the Hall of Fame committee will choose the five individuals who will be inducted in the class of 2021. And every eligible player ahead of Taylor on the all-time rushing list is in the Hall of Fame. Boselli said in a text to News4Jax:“It’s always an honor to be nominated for the Hall of Fame.
Three former Jaguars nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Three Jaguars and one Jacksonville native are nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. Boselli, the first draft pick in Jaguars history, and Butler were Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists last year. He was a Pro Bowl selection from 1996-2000 before injuries ended his career. He was a Pro Bowl selection following the 2007 season. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection.
Fred Taylor on All-25 ranking: 'What a joke'
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Fred Taylor had a pointed message for those who questioned his place in Jaguars history. Taylor teed off the voting panel on Twitter, reminding those in a not-so-subtle way what he thought of the spot. More on the Jaguars All-25 presented by Sharpie:https://t.co/RZvcgZFt80 pic.twitter.com/ukvVLnjvrr #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) July 31, 2019Rounding out the top five on the All-25: receiver Jimmy Smith, running back Maurice Jones-Drew and quarterback Mark Brunell. Taylor rushed for 11,695 yards and 66 touchdowns in his career, his yardage total ranking 17th in NFL history. His total in Jacksonville alone ranks 21st in NFL history, right in front of O.J.
Who wore it best? Top Jaguars to don No.26-No. 50
Fred Taylor -- This was one of the easiest decisions on the entire list. Taylor is one of five members in the Pride of the Jaguars. Spent 11 seasons in Jacksonville and is easily the best running back in franchise history. Taylor has also been in the conversation about being elected into the hall of fame. Had 13,632 total yards, 70 TDs in Jacksonville.